Top 10 events happening in November

10+ things to do with your family between Halloween and Thanksgiving weekend




After Halloween and foliage season passes us by, it means that the holidays are practically here. The month of November contains a little bit of everything, including: Thanksgiving, Veterans Day, Christmas parades and tree lightings.

NOVEMBER 3-11: CHRISTMAS AT THE FELLS IN NEWBURY

Professional interior designers, floral artists, decorators and talented volunteers have sprinkled their magic throughout to create this one-of-a-kind Christmas showcase. See the historic John Hay estate decorated by The Fells’ favorite designers, stagers and florists. Families will love getting inspired for the upcoming holiday season.
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NOVEMBER 5: 10th ANNUAL PIZZAFEST IN DOVER

Support the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire by attending its yummy annual fundraiser.  For a reasonable ticket price, guests can enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza samples by local chefs and restaurants, and vote for your favorite. Restaurants will serve up cheese and specialty pizzas for guests to sample and judge in the categories of Kids’ Choice Cheese and Grown-Ups’ Choice. Hands-on activities and raffles make this an exciting and fun evening for all ages. Tickets are $12 per person; $9 for age 3 to 10; children under 3 get in free.
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NOVEMBER 10: EYES ON OWLS IN MANCHESTER

Whooo’s that hooting in the woods? Don't miss the Eyes on Owls event, presented by Amoskeag Fishways, to learn all about New Hampshire’s owls, including what they look like, where they live, and where you might be able to find them hooting on a cold winter’s night. Then see these wonderful birds of the night up close through live animal demonstrations. There are three sessions for this family-friendly event that will take place from 10-10:45 a.m., 11:30-12:15 p.m. and from 1-2 p.m.
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NOVEMBER 11: VETERANS DAY EVENTS, PARADES AND CEREMONIES

Veterans Day is held annually on November 11, which falls on a Sunday in 2018. There are a number of parades (including those in Manchester, Nashua and Peterborough) as well as memorial ceremonies and breakfast events. Thank you to all of those who have served and paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country; we are eternally grateful for you and your families.
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NOVEMBER 12: FALL FAMILY FARM DAY IN TROY

Do the kids have the day off from school in observance of Veterans Day? If so, we think you should head to the western part of the state and visit the Inn at East Hill Farm in Troy for this annual event. The day of hands-on farm activities includes: cow milking, pony grooming, meeting the animals, egg collecting, pony rides, arts and crafts, and a campfire with s’mores. Bonus? Pack your bathing suits, because swimming in the indoor pool will also be available all day.  
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NOVEMBER 12: VETERANS DAY SCIENCE SHOWCASE IN RYE

Join the Science Center for a special day of STEM activity stations, crafts, programs, and tons of edu-fun. Activities include squid dissection sessions, microscope station, marine mammal rescue station, military history walk at noon, STEM building challenge and undersea exploration activities.
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NOVEMBER 16: BREWERY LIGHTS IN MERRIMACK

Yes, the Brewery Lights event takes place at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery in Merrimack, but it's much more than just a beer tasting event for adults. Families can enjoy hot cocoa and food for purchase, roast marshmallows and make s'mores in the outdoor fire pits, take photos with the world famous Budweiser clydesdales or visit the gingerbread house. Friday, November 16 marks the official tree lighting and kick off for Brewery Lights but guests can enjoy seasonal merriment on Thursdays through Sundays until December 30.
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NOVEMBER 16-17: THANKSGIVING FARM FARE FARMERS' MARKET IN KEENE

Make your Thanksgiving dinner prep a little more fun this year with a visit to Stonewall Farm’s Thanksgiving Farm Fare farmers’ market. With more than 30 farms and food vendors offering local meats, vegetables, organic breads, cheeses and herbs, and pies, you will find everything you need to make this year’s Thanksgiving a tasty treat. Plus get a jump on your holiday shopping with pottery and other crafty wares from local artisans. The market is open on November 16, from 4 to 7 p.m., and November 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., on the farm grounds in Keene. Before or after you shop, make a day of it by taking a family hike on the farm’s nature trail, visiting the animals, and checking out the Kids’ Discovery Room for hands-on farm fun and learning.
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NOVEMBER 17: FLYING GRAVITY CIRCUS IN DERRY

Using circus arts as a vehicle for positive youth development, Flying Gravity Circus ignites a love for learning, teaching and performing in children and teens across the state. Come and cheer for these local circus performers as they defy gravity, as well as your expectations. New Hampshire’s own Flying Gravity Circus is a nonprofit youth performance and education organization located in Wilton. This show takes place at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy in Derry.
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NOVEMBER 17: OLD-FASHIONED THANKSGIVING IN MILTON

The New Hampshire Farm Museum celebrates its Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving with special living history farmhouse tours, costumed role players, homemade pumpkin pie and hot cider in the farmhouse kitchen, horse-drawn wagon rides through the fields, visits with the farm animals, and popcorn over the campfire. Plus, learn the story of Sarah Hale, the New Hampshire-born woman who, after many years of letter writing, persuaded President Lincoln to declare the fourth Thursday in November a National Day of Thanksgiving in 1863.
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NOVEMBER 23-24: TREE LIGHTINGS AND CHRISTMAS PARADES

After you finish your Thanksgiving meal and Black Friday shopping make sure you save some time to attend a local holiday parade and tree lighting with your family. The Concord Tree Lighting is on Friday, November 23 or you can catch holiday parades in Berlin, Claremont and Littleton on Friday, November 23. The 25th Annual Holiday Stroll in Nashua is on Saturday, November 24 as are holiday parades in Laconia, North Conway and Derry.
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