January Things To Do:
Our Top 10 Picks For Your Day Out in New Jersey

Things To Do In New Jersey in January

Discover  New Jersey's Best January Things to Do: Uncover The Popular seasonal Attractions and Hidden Gems

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

iPlay America

Enjoy kids, adults, & corporate events, rides, and attractions at Central Jersey’s largest indoor themed park!

Note:Sometimes conditions require cancellations or changes of dates, times and location which are not reflected in the original schedule. Before planning a trip to visit one of the listed events, it is suggested that you call the event sponsor to confirm the event schedule or for additional information on the event.

1- Get In Some Skiing, Snow Boarding, or Snow Tubing
at a Top NJ Winter Resort


New Jersey ski areas offer a variety of winter sports activities including, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snow boarding, and snow tubing. The mountains with down hill skiing are small in size, very crowded on weekends, offer night skiing and have excellent snow making equipment. New Jersey ski areas are primarily geared to families with kids and beginning to intermediate skiers.
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2- Take the Family Skating On An 
"eco-friendly" Outdoor Synthetic Skating Rink!

Palmer Square Ice Skating Rink
Skating On The Square
November 18, 2023 - February 25, 2024 (Closed Thanksgiving & Christmas)
Hulfish Street (behind the Nassau Inn Hotel)
Princeton, NJ
Cost:$10 cash per person/ $12 +fees with credit card. Bring your own skates or borrow ours! (skate rental included in ticket price)
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.

3- Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day

MLK Day is observed on the third Monday of January each year to pay honor to Dr. Martin Luther King and to the principles for which he lived and died. The holiday also celebrates the life and contributions of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the history of the civil rights movement in the United States.
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4- Take The Family to Northlandz -
The World's Largest Minature Wonderland

Newark Prudential Center
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.

5 - Visit Atlantic City - The Crown Jewel of the Jersey Shore

 Take in the casinos, great restaurants, hotels, clubs and concerts.

Atlantic City Visitors Guide

Atlantic City Visitors Guide - Popular Jersey Shore destination with casino gaming, top entertainment venues, restaurants, a beach & boardwalk, and more.
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AC's Top Upcoming Performances

6 - Take the Family to an Indoor or Outdoor Ice Skating Rink

Ice Skating

A great family activity for first time beginners and experienced skaters.
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7 - Take The Family To A Museum

NJ Museum

New Jersey Museums offer a wide variety of exciting arts and natural science treasures and programs that are educational, fun, and adventuresome. If you are looking for a one day trip, or an attraction to complement your weekend getaway, visit one of New Jersey's treasured museums. Some suggestions are: The New Jersey State Museum in Trenton; The Battleship New Jersey Museum and Memorial in Camden; The Newark Museum in Newark.
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8 - Visit Jersey City - A City Rich With Attractions

Liberty State Park

Jersey City is a city rich with lifestyle variety, attractions, entertainment, and restaurants. It is also a city with fascinating small ethnic neighborhoods, modern high rise condo towers, and attractions that include museums, a nationally recognized science learning center, and unbeatable, world class harbor views overlooking the New York City Skyline, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.
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9 - Take The Kids Snow Sledding

Snow Sledding

Winter in New Jersey is a great time of the year for snow sledding and for kids to enjoy the snow. Sledding is fun, healthy, a great kids exercise, and it's also inexpensive to do. Here you can find the best places to sled in NJ with tips on equipment and safety.
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10 - Pamper Yourself at a Spa

Hotel resort Spas

Best NJ spa hotels and resorts that feature spa services for couples looking for a romantic getaway, or for men and women looking to complement their business trip or for a romantic weekend getaway.
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Day spas

The top NJ  day spa's. These spa's feature a variety skin care, hair, facial, nail, and massage services in addition to women's and gentleman's spa packages, and laser skin treatments.
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