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December 2014

Wishing you health and happiness in the year to come from the Wilshire Grand Hotel!

Warmest wishes for a wonderful New Year from all of us here at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.

Wishing you joy, health and happiness in 2015! From all of us here at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, we hope your New Year is filled with peace, love and laughter.

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If you will be celebrating New Year's Eve in NJ, we welcome you to plan your stay with us and enjoy our conveneint location to all of the exciting events taking place this NYE in New Jersey.

Our favorite New Year's Eve events in NJ are the New Year's Eve cruises aboard the Spirit of New Jersey and the Spirit of New York. The NY New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise will depart from Chelsea Piers, New York and the NJ New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise will depart from Lincoln Harbor, New Jersey. You can learn more here.

Click here to view our special offers on our Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ website and plan your New Year's Eve visit with us!


Best Wishes for a wonderful holiday season from the Wilshire Grand Hotel!

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a wonderful holiday season from all of us here at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ.

Wishing you and yours all of the happiness this holiday season. Wherever you may be celebrating, may the peace and joy of the holidays be with you throughout the New Year. If you will be celebrating the holiday season in our area, there are many exciting things to do in NJ this holiday season.

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Our favorite holiday event in NJ includes Holiday Lights at the Turtle Back Zoo, taking place now through January 4, 2015. The event is free and open to the public but in-kind donations of canned foods, toys and pet food are encouraged.

If you are looking for hotels in NJ this holiday season, we welcome you to plan your stay with us at the Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ. Browse our current hotel offers on our website and book your visit with us today.


Here are our Top Things to do in NJ this winter!

There are many exciting things to do around our hotel in NJ, don’t forget to plan your stay this winter.

Things to do in NJ this winter

At the Wilshire Grand Hotel, we are conveniently located near the best attractions in Northern New Jersey. If visiting with us this holiday season, check out our top things to do in NJ this winter.

Located just a few minutes from Newark, we are always excited to let our guests know about the upcoming events taking place at the Prudential Center. Whether you are a sports fan, music lover or just looking for a little excitement during these winter months, check out these Prudential Center events:

  • New Jersey Devils Home Game: Click here for the upcoming schedule.
  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra: The Live Debut of “The Christmas Attic:” on Sunday, Decemeber 21, 2014 at 3:00pm and 8:00pm.
  • The Harlem Globetrotters 2015 Tour: Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm.

If looking to get into the holiday spirit, there are many events and attractions to visit this winter. Our favorites include:

Plan your stay with us and celebrate the holiday season in NJ. 

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Ring in the New Year at these NY & NJ New Year’s Eve Cruises!

The ultimate NYE Party is aboard one of these NY & NJ New Year’s Eve Cruises.

Ring in 2015 in style. The Spirit of New Jersey and the Spirit of New York know how to throw a NYE Party. If you will be celebrating the holiday in our area, don’t miss one of these NY & NJ New Year’s Eve Cruises.

NYC New Year’s Eve Family Lunch Cruise
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Departing from Chelsea Piers, New York
Boarding: 11:00am Cruising: 11:30am-1:30pm
Price: from $44.90 per adult, $26.95 per child age 3-12*

The New Year’s Eve Family Lunch Cruise in NYC features a freshly prepared buffet, DJ entertainment, a countdown to noon with NYE décor, party favors and a complimentary champagne toast for adults only.

The Spirit of New York and the Spirit of New Jersey New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruises includes:

Four-Hour Event on the New York Harbor
Premium Open Bar (Must be 21 or older with ID to consume alcohol)
Spirit's Dinner Buffet
Rockin' DJ for Dancing the Night Away
Party Favors & Festive Decorations
Champagne Toast at Midnight
Stunning views of the illuminating fireworks display, co-sponsored by Spirit, as synchronized music accompanies the show in perfect harmony

The NY New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise will depart from Chelsea Piers, New York and the NJ New Year’s Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise will depart from Lincoln Harbor, New Jersey. Click here for more important details.

NY New Year's Eve Cruises

NY New Year’s Day Lunch Cruise
January 1, 2015

Menu: Lunch Buffet
Pricing: from $49.90 per adult*
Board: 11:30am | Cruise: Noon - 2:00pm
Departs from Chelsea Piers, New York

NY New Year’s Day Dinner Cruise
January 1, 2015

Menu: Dinner Buffet
Pricing: from $89.90 per adult*
Board: 6:30pm | Cruise: 7:00 - 10:00pm
Departs from Chelsea Piers, New York

Whether you are looking for family-friendly NYE Events in NYC & NJ area or hoping to ring in the New Year with that special someone, the Spirit of NJ & NY cruises won’t disappoint. Plan your stay with us today.

*Menus, prices and time subject to change. Prices do not include taxes, fuel surcharge fees or administrative fees.

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ


Planning a Holiday Party? Check out these tips!

Enjoy our Stress-Free Guide to Planning a Holiday Party.

Planning a Holiday Party

‘Tis the season for holiday parties! No matter the occasion, we all want to be the hostess or host of the year. Throw a party that your guests will be raving about through the New Year and enjoy our stress-free guide to planning a holiday party.

Here’s your holiday party planning guide:

While planning a stress-free holiday party, make sure to keep the food impressive yet simple. Think of adding finger foods and grab-and-go selections. These choices are ideal for large gatherings since they don’t require any utensil and your guests can mix and mingle while eating comfortably.

Don’t forget the music! Make a party playlist beforehand and have festive music playing in the background all night. You won’t be able to throw a stress-free party if you are constantly worried about managing the mood. Plan ahead and create a playlist that will feature enough songs to get you through the party. Then, just press play and enjoy your night.

Make your own coatrack: If planning a holiday party in NJ, you can almost guarantee that your guests will arrive in gloves, hats and oversized coats. Don’t stress over where to put the outerwear. Create your very own coat check by putting a coatrack by the door and purchasing a few hangers. 

Now you know a few easy tips for planning a holiday party but if you need more inspiration, take a look at the Holiday Survival Guide by Real Simple. Happy planning!

Until next week,
The Wilshire Grand Hotel, NJ