Enjoy the best Boston events, festivals, and things to do with this calendar of events.
Mileage is from Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston, Massachusetts.
Halloween in Cambridge
November 1, 2015 (begins Oct. 30)
3.5 miles NWSee the list of business that offer Halloween parties and specials. Some give away candy on October 31 during Harvard Scare!.
November 1, 2015 (also Sept. & Oct.)
22 miles northA ticket to Connors Farm Corn Maze also includes hayrides, pedal carts, and activities in Danvers.
November 1 - 15, 2015 (begins Oct. 16)
2 miles SWChoice is a “funny, smart, and emotional” play about how one choice can change us at Calderwood Pavilion. Discount tickets $38.
November 1 - 22, 2015 (begins Oct. 23)
3.7 miles SWThe Trumpet of the Swan by author E.B. White is about a swan without a voice and the child who befriends him (communication and connection) at Wheelock Family Theatre. Discount tickets $16.
November 4 - 16, 2015
Boston & Brookline locationsSee films about the Jewish experience and vote for your favorites at Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJFF) at Museum of Fine Arts and Coolidge Corner Theatre.
November 5, 2015 (6:30 to 9 p.m.)
1.1 miles SEWhisky Extravaganza includes unlimited tastes from distillers and a buffet at the Taj Boston.
Disney on Ice
November 5 - 8, 2015
44 miles westSee 50 movie characters from Ariel to Mickey Mouse singing, skating, and acting out scenes at 100 Years of Magic, and join the pre-show audience dancing at DCU Center, Worcester. Discount tickets $15 to $70.
Wine & beer tasting
November 6, 2015 (7 to 9 p.m.)
7.8 miles NESample dozens of red and white wines from around the world (or craft beer and cider) paired with hors d’oeuvres and live jazz at Sip of Winthrop at Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop.
November 6 - 8, 2015
1.1 miles SEShop from 300 craft artists and food vendors, and see a gingerbread house competition at the Boston Christmas Festival at Seaport World Trade Center.
November 6 - 14, 2015
Boston locationsNearly 100 innovative comedians from around the world compete for prizes at Boston Comedy Festival.
Funny classic play
November 6 - 21, 2015
7 miles NWThe Importance of Being Earnest, which author Oscar Wilde called “a trivial comedy for serious people,” is a hilarious satire of Victorian society’s strict moral codes at Unity Church in Somerville. Discount tickets $11.
Bonnie & Clyde musical
November 6 - 22, 2015
20 miles NWBonnie & Clyde are a notorious gangster couple in an electrifying story of love, adventure, and crime at The Umbrella Community Arts Center in Concord. Discount tickets $13.
Haunted house in Worcester
November 7, 2015 (begins Sept. 19)
43 miles westFactory of Terror has cutting-edge special effects and actors in professional makeup.
Haunted house in Fall River
November 7, 2015 (begins Sept. 25)
52 miles southFactory of Terror has cutting-edge special effects and actors in professional makeup.
November 8, 2015
2.7 miles NWA ticket to Harvest Hoedown gets you samples of restaurant food (focus on squash this year), a beer, some cider, and live music at Inman Square.
November 10, 2015 (8 p.m.)
2 miles westSee an eclectic program of original acts, which highlight compositions and performances by Berklee women students and their bands at Women Musicians Network concert at Berklee Performance Center.
Ski & snowboard show
November 12 - 15, 2015
1.1 miles SEShop for snow gear, vacation deals, and season lift tickets at Ski & Snowboard Expo, which includes live music, a beer garden, and a trampoline show at Seaport World Trade Center.
November 13 - 15, 2015
1.9 miles SWSee rare and collectible books, manuscripts, maps, autographs, atlases, prints, and photographs from 120 dealers at the Boston International Antiquarian Book Fair at Hynes Convention Center.
November 14, 2015
0.5 miles SWWatch high-energy dancing by teams in colorful costumes at Boston Bhangra Competition [sound] at Orpheum Theatre. Optional after-party.
Disney family show
November 14, 2015
31 miles NWDisney Live! Three Classic Fairy Tales features scenes of Cinderella, Beauty & The Beast, and Snow White, with fun music and dancing, sparkling costumes and special effects at Agganis Arena. Discount tickets $17.
November 17, 2015
0.8 miles SEEnjoy tastes from Boston chefs and mixologists, watch them in action, and hear live music at Boston Magazine’s Taste at Boston Children’s Museum, 21+.
Classical concert: Wagner
November 18 - 22, 2015
2.1 miles SWEnjoy an evening of music by Richard Wagner performed by Boston Philharmonic and soprano Alwyn Mellor at Boston Symphony Hall.
November 19, 2015 (6 to 9 p.m.)
0.3 miles southBeaujolais Nouveau and Beyond features Beaujolais Nouveau wine tasting, dancing, auctions, a cash bar, and French hors d’oeuvres at Sullivan & Worcester.
Home decorating show
November 19 - 22, 2015
1.5 miles SWBrowse art, antiques, and contemporary furnishings at the Boston Home Décor Show at the Cyclorama.
November 20, 2015
0.8 miles SELocal Craft Brewfest is a tasting event featuring local craft brewers, distillers, and cideries, with local food and music at Moakley Courthouse with harbor views for age 21+.
November 20 - 21, 2015
1.2 miles SWHarvest Fest is a craft beer tasting, with 60 brewers and 200 autumn beers at the Castle at Park Plaza.
November 20 - 22, 2015
40 miles SEAmerica’s Hometown Thanksgiving features patriotic concerts, reenactments, a food festival, historic parade, and craft village in Plymouth. See schedule.
Model train show
November 21 - 22, 2015
16 miles northGreenberg’s Great Train and Toy Show features train displays, train rides, and 90 vendors at Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington.
November 21 - 22, 2015
25 miles westSee your favorite characters from comics, TV, and movies at Super Megafest Comic Con, which features panel discussions, parties, costume contests, and exhibitors at Sheraton Framingham. Repeats April. Discount tickets $25.
November 21, 2015 - Jan. 3, 2016
0 milesWatch 350,000 LED lights blink to holiday music at Blink! A Light & Sound Extravaganza at Faneuil Hall. The first night includes a tree lighting ceremony.
November 22, 2015 (6 to 10 p.m.)
1 mile SEEnjoy high-end tailgate food, beer, wine, cocktails, and music played by the DJ for the Boston Red Sox at Ultimate Tailgate Party on the waterfront at Sam’s.
Jingle Bell run/walk
November 22, 2015
10 miles westWear a holiday costume and tie bells to your shoes for the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis in West Newton.
November 23, 2015 (8 p.m.)
2 miles westBerklee Symphonic Winds Fall Concert features works for winds, brass, and percussion at the Berklee Performance Center. Repeats in May.
November 26, 2015
Boston locationsRegister to walk or run on Thanksgiving Day.
November 26, 2015
Boston locationsFind a list of restaurants offering special menus for Thanksgiving Day at OpenTable.
November 27, 2015
2.3 miles westWatch teams create mechanical contraptions and then set them off like dominoes at the Friday After Thanksgiving Chain Reaction at MIT in Cambridge.
November 27 - 29, 2015
2.1 miles SWThe Handel & Haydn Society performs Handel’s Messiah for the holidays at Symphony Hall.
Mary Poppins sing-along
November 27 - 29, 2015
7 miles NWThe audience can sing the lyrics onscreen and join a costume parade onstage at Sing-A-Long Mary Poppins at Regent Theatre in Arlington.
November 27 - Dec. 31, 2015
0.6 miles SWThe Nutcracker is a family holiday tradition with skillful dancing, fanciful characters, and a magical journey to the Nutcracker Prince’s kingdom in the clouds at the Boston Opera House.
Nov. 27, 2015 to Jan. 3, 2016
8.2 miles northSee trees covered with lights, fairy tale creatures, dancing plush animals, and Santa Claus with his reindeer at ZooLights at Stone Zoo. Closed Dec. 25.
November 28, 2015 (2 p.m.)
0 milesHear 150 tuba players serenade the crowd at the Boston Tuba Christmas Concert at Faneuil Hall. Free.
Build a gingerbread house
November 28 - Dec. 20, 2015 (weekends)
28 miles SWAssemble handmade gingerbread pieces and decorate them beautifully with guidance from a pastry chef and staff at Parent-Child Gingerbread House Making Class at Zebra’s Bistro in Medfield.
Columbus Park lighting
November 2015 (undated)
0.3 miles NEThe mayor switches on the Christopher Columbus Park Trellis Lighting with music and a choir. Free.