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New Jersey Guide Newsletter - January 2021 edition
December 31, 2020

New Jersey Leisure Guide Monthly Newsletter
January, 2021

January is the coldest month of the year and a time for many indoor events, and for the more adventurous, there are some great outdoor winter fun activities like skiing, snow boarding, and skating.

This Edition's Contents...

  • Popular January Things To Do
  • Seasonal Frequently Asked Question
  • This Month's Featured Restaurant

January 2021 Things To Do

COVID-19 executive orders in effect may restrict or require cancellation of events.
With near term cancellations occurring at a rapid rate, and despite trying to remove them as soon as we learn of the cancellations or restrictions, we recommend viewers contact the event sponsors before heading out to a listed event to confirm their status.

Open Friday - Saturday - Sunday 10 AM - 6 PM
495 Highway 202 South
(908) 782-4022
Home of the world's largest model railroad: The Great American Railway, Doll Museum & Art Gallery;
They have over a hundred miniature trains and eight miles of track running past mountains and bridges.
See the ninety four room doll house with many features found in real life mansions.
Ride the Raritan River steam Railway replica as it travels through nature filled scenery.
Visit the the Doll Museum with over two hundred dolls from different countries.

Skating On The Square
Now until February 27, 2021; Thursday – Friday, 4pm – 7pm Saturday – Sunday, 12pm – 3pm & 4pm – 7pm (Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas)
Hulfish Street (behind the Nassau Inn Hotel)
Princeton, NJ
Cost: $10 cash per person/ $12 card card.
Start new traditions this holiday season at Palmer Square's "eco-friendly" outdoor synthetic skating rink!
Bring your own skates or borrow ours! (skate rental included in ticket price) ALL skaters/guardians must sign the electronic waiver to be eligible to participate! Please sign in advance for a contactless experience at the rink.

Wayne NJ Toy Show
January 3, 2021
Wayne PAL
1 Pal Drive
Wayne, NJ 07470
(973) 768-6649
Cost: Early Bird: 8 am - 9 am is $8.00; Regular; Admission: 9 am - 2 pm is $5.00; and Children under 8 years of age are FREE!
The Toy Show has over 80 tables of collectibles you've been searching for from your childhood and all other vintage and current pop-culture merchandise. ​ The show hosts a dizzying array of movie memorabilia, comic books, Transformers, Star Wars, Action Figures, G.I. Joe, Disney, Kaiju, Anime, MEGO, Funko Pops, and more.

Lakota Wolf Preserve
89 Mt. Pleasant Road
Columbia, NJ 07832
(908) 496-9244
Currently open for limited capacity tours
Hear the howling of wolves echo through the mountains of the Delaware Water Gap in Knowlton Township, Warren County, NJ. Photo opportunities of a lifetime and the experience of watching and listening to packs of Tundra, Timber, and Arctic wolves will be yours. View wolves here in the East in a natural surrounding for the first time in over a century. Bobcats and foxes also reside at the reserve

Liberty Science Center
Liberty State Park
Jersey City
(201) 200-1000
Kids have plenty of room to burn off steam while enjoying 100s of exhibits, rock climbing, a suspended maze , live demonstrations (volcano pictured), a mini zoo, films, and shows. They even offer special exhibits and programs for kids ages 2-5. There's so much to do that most visits last 4 hours. Try the famous Touch Tunnel maze, see tiny live monkeys, and dodge a sneeze from the Big Blue Nose. Learning has never been so much fun. The new Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium and LSC Giant Dome Theater is the largest and most technologically advanced planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Only three others in the world—two in Japan and one in China—are bigger

Seasonal Frequently Asked Question:

Question: Kids Snow Sledding; Where are the best places to go snow sledding in NJ?
Answer: New Jersey has many hills with public parks for safe, family snow sledding. Some of the top snow sledding hills and parks are:
Allamuchy Mountain State Park
Hackettstown, NJ, 908-852-3790 - A 7,000 acre designated natural area, they are open daily from sunrise to sunset.
Holmdel Park
Holmdel, NJ 732-946-9562 - The park is open for sledding when there is two or more inches of snow on the ground. Park hours are from 8am-7pm, Sunday through Thursday, and from 8am-9pm Friday and Saturday.
Chestnut Branch Park
Mantua Township; 856-415-9999 - Rest rooms are located in the building near the pavilion.
For information on many more top snow sledding hills and parks, Visit Best NJ Sledding Hills

This Months Featured Restaurant

Brando's Citi Cucina
Asbury Park
Brando's Citi Cucina has developed a following as one of the best Italian restaurants in Asbury Park. They are currently open for limited Inddor and Outdoor seating
Restaurant review

Top Ten Things To Do in January - The popular NJ seasonal outdoor and indoor activities, events, attractions, and points of interest for people of all ages.

Monthly Events - This page has links to events that appear in future months, usually 3-4 months in advance. The Monthly newsletter that you are receiving includes many of the events found on the pages

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