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Happy Hanukkah #HipNJ!

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Happy first day of Hanukkah #HipNJ! Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is observed for eight nights and days. Each night a candle is lit on the menorah until the final night.


Round jelly doughnuts called sufganiyot are eaten during the holiday.


Latkes, also called potato pancakes, are another food enjoyed not only during Hanukkah but also all year round.


Children play with dreidels during Hanukkah. Each side of the toy represents a different action.

eight Star of David wrapped Hanukkah gifts and presents on isolated background


Gifts are opened every night.


The National Hanukkah Menorah will be lit tonight at 4 p.m. on the Ellipse at the President’s Park. There will also be performances from the United States Air Force Band and Dreidelman and the Macabees.

Have a happy first night of Hanukkah, #HipNJers!

Best #HipNJ Holiday Light Displays

The holiday season is here – though it may not be December 1st yet, folks are already decorating trees, wrapping presents, and playing Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” (Mariah forever!). All of us at Hip New Jersey want to do our part in making sure you and your loved ones are having the most festive holiday season you can this year, so we’ve compiled a list of the best and most beautiful holiday light displays in our lovely New Jersey for you to check out. 

Sit back with a cup of hot cocoa, and take note! Here are our favorites:

Cranbury Christmas Lights – 128 North Main Street, Cranbury

Historic Smithville Holiday Light Show – Galloway Township

Storybook Land’s Christmas Fantasy with Lights – Egg Harbor Township

Johnny’s Hazlet Holiday Lights – 3 Bauer Avenue, Hazlet 

Kloos Family Lights – 13 Sterling Court, East Brunswick

Skylands Stadium  94 Championship Pl., Augusta

Night of Lights – Creamy Acres Farm, Mullica Hill

Holiday Lights Spectacula– Turtle Back Zoo, West Orange

T&A Sprinklers Light Show – 18 Central Avenue, Old Bridge

Bayville Christmas Light Show – 279 Woodhaven Blvd. SW, Bayville

While presents, egg nog, and funky holiday sweaters are super fun and officially in season, take the time to make some incredible memories this year.

Happy Holidays!

Don’t Miss Cyber Monday! HipNJ Has Got the Scoop on Sales

So Thanksgiving is over and you missed Black Friday? Fret not, because Cyber Monday is upon us! Shop amazing deals from the comfort of your home (or office, we don’t judge) while you chow down on leftovers. Here’s a list of some great Cyber Monday deals going on!

  1. GameStop
    Video games can be super pricy, but GameStop is the place that keeps on giving with some massive sales on games, consoles, and more! Check them out!
  2. Costco
    While you have to be a member to shop at Costco, their holiday sales might be the thing that draws you there! They’re having tons of sales on electronics, home appliances, and more
  3. Ann Taylor
    50% your entire purchase? Free shipping?? We see you, Ann Taylor…
  4. H&M
    This place will be having sales up to 30% off– that’s a pretty big difference for a store that’s already super affordable!
  5. Old Navy
    They have thousands of styles $10 and under AND they’ll take 50% off your entire purchase? I’m about to throw all my money at Old Navy this holiday season.
  6. Hello Fresh
    Thanksgiving may be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t try some new healthy recipes at home! Hello Fresh will be having some discounts this Cyber Monday, so be sure to snag a box or two for the nutrition (and the ‘gram…these meals look gorgeous, people!)
  7. Intrepid Travel
    While material possessions are lovely, experiences also matter! I know this winter chill has got us feeling some nostalgia for warmer weather, so while you’re fantasizing about your next vacation, why not book it 15% off? Intrepid is having a great deal for so many beautiful locations, it’s impossible to pass up!

We at HipNJ hope your Thanksgiving was bountiful, your Black Friday safe, and that your Cyber Monday will be cheap!

Happy shopping!