It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and you know what that means! It’s time to bundle the kids in winter coats and hats and gather your friends for a fun day together, enjoying winter festivities. While there are dozens of activities to do this winter in New Jersey — from taking a day trip to Kittatinny Valley State Park to snow tubing in Mountain Creek — only one stands out as the best, and that’s Renault Winery & Resort’s Vintner Wonderland.
Between our pop-up outdoor ice skating rink and the myriad of magical experiences, it promises to be a season full of festive family fun. The winter festival begins November 18th, so start planning now because you will not want to miss a moment of this experience. Here’s everything you need to know about the best winter activity in New Jersey.
About the Vintner Wonderland at Renault Winery
Vintner Wonderland celebrates the successful harvest at our winery and provides the opportunity for families to come together and create memories to carry them into the new year. From ice skating to wine tastings, there’s something for everyone, making it the best winter activity in Egg Harbor City, NJ.
The pristine grounds of the winery are transformed into a spectacular winter wonderland, where enchanting skating and a lavishly decorated Vintner Village Artisan Market await, offering an incredible experience for the entire family. Attractions include the popular outdoor ice rink, pop-up markets with seasonal gifts and shopping, cozy fire pits and heated hospitality areas, signature cocktails, and savory treats from Renault’s Café La Fleur.
Things to Do at Our Winter Festival
For years, families across New Jersey have been making it a priority to visit Vintner Wonderland every winter. With so many festivities, it’s no surprise that it has become a family favorite. Here’s a glimpse into the magic you could experience at the best winter festival in New Jersey:
At the heart of our winter wonderland is a giant ice skating rink designed for skaters of all ages and skill levels. Nothing quite captures the season’s merriment like ice skating in South Jersey. Rent your skates onsite, glide, and twirl around the ice while listening to holiday music.
This season, Renault and Flight On Ice are bringing even more winter wonder and family-friendly entertainment to Vintner Wonderland with ice skating sessions, private events, and party packages. With so many options, you will be sure to make a family outing, child’s winter birthday party, or friend’s bachelor or bachelorette celebration memorable.
Wine & Dine
If you’re looking for a unique date night idea this winter, come to Vintner Wonderland. You can stay warm with hot signature cocktails and taste sweet treats from our new Café La Fleur. Alternatively, you can make a reservation at our Renault Wine & Beer Garden, where you can listen to live bands—looking for something more intimate? For the ultimate romantic winter experience for you and your special someone, make a reservation to wine, dine in our Taste 1864 restaurant, or reserve a place to cozy around our Patio and Stag Firepits.
Meeting Santa Claus
It wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to Santa! Kids will be delighted to know that Santa will not miss the best winter activity in New Jersey. They can catch him during the tree lighting, the many times he visits to read stories to the kids, and even a special breakfast occasion. Check out our website to see when Santa will be stopping by.
Vintner Village is a unique and beautiful installation created by Renault’s design and events team bringing to life European advent and holiday celebrations, inspired by the winery’s founder Louis Renault, who immigrated from France to the U.S. in 1855. Various regional and local craft vendors sell their goods throughout this village. It is the perfect opportunity to check items off your Christmas shopping list (or get something special).
We will have numerous bands and performers regaling visitors from November to February. Don’t miss a single performance, show, or themed event. Check out our calendar of events to see what you can expect this winter.
Festival of Trees
The holidays are a time to spread joy and care for those in our community. The Renault family will give back this year by supporting Faces 4 Autism. Our team members will decorate holiday trees and display them on the property. On December 8th, these trees will be auctioned off at the Festival of Trees Gala. Please visit our website for more information on how to get involved.
Other Festive Winter Experiences
Guests can also plan to enjoy several memorable experiences, including:
- Festival of Trees benefiting Faces 4 Autism
- Barrel Tree Lighting Ceremony
- Stories with Santa
- Breakfast with Santa
- Holiday-Themed Tractor Rides
- Craft Workshops, including Gingerbread Cookie Decorating
- Cookies & Cocktails
- The Shops at Vintner Village
- Winter Hotel Packages
- And More!
Visit Vintner Wonderland for All-Day Winter Fun!
As Vintner Wonderland promises to be the best winter activity in New Jersey for another year, you do not want to miss the chance to experience this winter celebration yourself. Starting on November 18, you can visit Renault Winery & Resort to enjoy the award-winning winter festival.
The Village and ice rink are open Fridays to Sundays, starting November 18th through the end of February, with ice rink sessions weather dependent. Single Skate Tickets, Family 4-packs, season passes, and resort packages are on sale now. Purchase your tickets online or reach out to our team for more information!