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January Things to Do in New Jersey 

Top Ten 2020 Seasonal Attractions, Events, and more, ---
for Day Trips, Weekend Getaways, and Vacations

Things To Do In New Jersey in January

The Top Ten January things to do feature seasonal activities most frequented by residents and visitors

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

Haven’t been to iPlay America lately? It’s time to come back to experience new rides, new games, and more fun! Plus, all the fun you have always loved with our two level laser tag, rides, 4-D Theater, arcade, Topgolf Swing Suite, and more!

Note: This information is provided by event sponsors as a free service to our viewers. 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


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- Visit The Winter Festival in Lambertville

Winter Festival in Lambertville
Lambertville New Hope Winter Festival
January 18 - 26, 2020
Downtown Lambertviille, NJ
This popular winter event features activities and events that provide a healthy, invigorating cold-weather experience in the river town communities of Lambertville and New Hope to demonstrate that that these communities are alive and well in the winter months with exciting and diverse activities raise funds and awareness for local non-profit organizations. These family events are held at a variety on venues in the two communities and includes live music, hikes & tours, ice sculptures, snow folk art and a parade.

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 - Enjoy A Major Indoor Professional or College Sporting Event

Newark Prudential Center

New Jersey is fortunate to have a number of professional and Division ! basketball and Hockey teams all within a reasonable driving distance. You can see the Devils and Seton Hall play at the Prudential Center in Newark with Rutgers playing at The Louis Brown Athletic Center in Piscataway, NJ.
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College Basketball
New Jersey Devils Hockey

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 Performances for January

Atlantic City Restaurants

Find an Atlantic City restaurant with dining reviews.
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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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