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The NH Jingle Bells Winery Tour is back for another year of fun starting November 18.

Comedian Bob Marley, Concord, November 3-4

Bob loves being a comedian. He’s wicked good at it! He lives in Maine, which is the best state in the world and maybe even the universe. He’s featured regularly on Sirius XM radio and he even won their Superbowl of Comedy, and he has put out over 20 comedy CD’s and DVD’s. He’s been on over 100 tv shows including “Leno,” “Letterman,” “Conan,” “Jimmy Fallon,” and “Comedy Central” to name just a few. He has toured the U.S., Europe, Canada, Kuwait and Iraq. (603) 225-1111;

Seth Meyers Live, Manchester, November 4

New Hampshire’s own Seth Meyers is returning home for a special show in support of our children. Seth’s first performance in 2018 for CASA of NH and the Granite State Children’s Alliance was a huge success, and no doubt the show on November 4 will be just as hilarious – and impactful. Proceeds benefit both organizations, so enjoy a night of laughter and fun with the knowledge that you’re helping children throughout the state. (603) 644-5000;

An 1863 Thanksgiving, Milton, November 4

Enjoy 19th century holiday music in the parlor, take a horse drawn wagon ride through the fields, visit the Blacksmith Shoppe, stop by the open hearth outside for a sip of mulled cider, or try your hand at roasting popcorn over the coals. Meet Sarah Josepha Hale, the Newport, New Hampshire native, who is considered the inspiration behind the first nationally proclaimed day of Thanksgiving. You and your family are invited to meet Sarah Josepha Hale as she reads excerpts from her letter to Abraham Lincoln. Guides in period dress will be there to meet you upon your visit.

Warren Miller’s “All Time,” Portsmouth, November 9-11

Narrated by Jonny Moseley, All Time will feature deep dives into elements that Warren himself first identified as the stuff of which snowy dreams are made. From the birth of ski towns like Sun Valley and Aspen; to the icons and innovators—like the original hotdoggers—the film will spin through the years like snow ghosts, bringing humor and inspiration from today including Maine’s finest athlete, Donny Pelletier, to the park scene at Woodward Park City and the next gen of skiers and riders. Less a documentary than a love letter, it’s a way to honor how, where, and with whom we’ve made ski and snowboard movies since Warren first picked up a camera in 1949. This is not a trip down memory lane; it’s an exploration of how snow sports have burrowed into our collective consciousness as an obsession and a way of life. (603) 436-2400;

Fall Family Farm Day, Troy, November 10

What better way to spend a Friday morning than to milk a cow or goat with your children? Maybe by taking a wagon ride, making arts and crafts or pony rides? The Fall Family Farm Day has events for the entire family.

Manchester City Marathon, Manchester, November 12

Start hoping now for a snowstorm-less November. The Queen City’s annual Boston Marathon qualifying 26.2 takes runners through the Millyard and across the river into Goffstown. Don’t have the energy for a full marathon? Try the half or, on the day before, the new Penmen for Patriots 5K. (603) 488-1186;

“The Nutcracker,” Manchester, November 16-19

Don’t miss this holiday tradition with the Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater, accompanied by a live orchestra led by Grammy award-winning conductor, John McLaughlin Williams. This ballet is set in 19th century Germany and opens at a charming Christmas party where Dr. Drosselmeyer gives his niece a magical toy that takes her on an incredible journey. (603) 668-5588;

5th Annual NH Jingle Bells Winery Tour Bells, Lee, November 18-December 17

Tour Participants will have the opportunity to visit over ten festive wineries throughout New Hampshire over the course of five weekends ending on December 18th. This is a self-guided tour through New Hampshire wine country. The self-guided traveling tasters will have from November 18th through December 17th to receive a wine (or spirits at winery/distillery locations) tasting at each location accompanied by light hors d’oeuvres (available on weekends only). Along with the tastings, festivities will include a unique holiday ornament from each winery, music and a Holiday Spirit contest. The Holiday Spirit contest will feature the twelve wineries and how they best display their holiday cheer. (603) 659-2949; Facebook. New Hampshire Magazine is a proud sponsor of this event

17th Annual Lake Sunapee Turkey Trot, Sunapee, November 23

Work off some of the post-Thanksgiving calories with this Lake Sunapee tradition. Grab your family and friends, throw on a costume (optional) and make this event part of your Thanksgiving escapades. Kids are also invited to run a 1K Chicken Run down Lake Avenue and every participant will receive a medal.

Gratitude Yoga at Stonewall Farm, Keene, November 23

Begin your feasting day with a great yoga practice to fill yourself with gratitude for all your many blessings!

Dover Turkey Trot, Dover, November 23

This 5K race is designed for walkers and runners of all ages and abilities. This fun-filled community event benefits Garrison School PTA and is the final race of the Dover Race Series.

Fisher Cats Thanksgiving 5K, Manchester, November 23

The Fisher Cats are sponsors of this fun event, and your registration includes one free ticket to the Fisher Cats opening game, personalized bib, free race photos and finish line video. The first 1,500 registrants will also receive a free race T-shirt. 

Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Manchester, November 24

After its first year off the road in more than two decades, TSO made a triumphant return to touring in 2021 with a 25th anniversary celebration of Christmas Eve and Other Stories. For 2023, TSO brings a completely updated presentation of the unforgettable, multi-generational holiday tradition, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” to 60 cities across the nation. This event will sell out quickly, so get tickets while you can. (603) 644-5000;

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