Boston events calendar for November 2014. Best festivals, fun things to do, weekend street fairs, kids activities, and free entertainment in Boston, Massachusetts.

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November 2014

Enjoy the best Boston events, festivals, and things to do in November 2014 with this calendar of events.

Events are listed by starting date, and all dates are confirmed. Mileage is from Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston, Massachusetts.

Haunted farm

November 1, 2014 (begins Oct. 3)

22 miles north

Connors Farm Haunted Cornfield and Woods of Horror [sound] also has Zombie Hunt Paintball in Danvers.

Halloween in Cambridge

Nov. 1 - 2, 2014 (begins Oct. 31)

3.5 miles NW

Visit the businesses around Harvard Square during Harvard Scare! for tricks, treats, and costume parties.

Corn maze

Nov. 1 - 2, 2014 (begins Sept. 6)

22 miles north

A ticket to Connors Farm Corn Maze also includes hayrides, pedal carts, and activities in Danvers.

Film festival

November 5 - 17, 2014

Boston & Brookline locations

See films about the Jewish experience and vote for your favorites at Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJFF) at the Museum of Fine Arts and Coolidge Corner Theatre.

Beverage festival

November 7 - 10, 2014

2.3 miles SW

Thirst Boston features cocktail seminars, tastings, high tea, and parties for beverage enthusiasts and industry insiders at Hotel Commonwealth and nearby.

Comedy festival

November 7 - 14, 2014

Boston locations

Nearly 100 innovative comedians from around the world compete for prizes at Boston Comedy Festival.

Ski & snowboard show

November 13 - 16, 2014

1.1 miles SE

Shop for snow gear, vacation packages, and season lift tickets at Ski & Snowboard Expo, which includes live music, a trampoline show, and a skateboard contest at Seaport World Trade Center.

Art show

November 13 - 16, 2014

1.5 miles SW

See works from 40 galleries at the weekend Boston International Fine Art Show at the Cyclorama.

Book fair

November 14 - 16, 2014

1.9 miles SW

See 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.

Brewing festival

November 21, 2014

0.8 miles SE

Local Craft Brewfest is a tasting event featuring local craft brewers, distillers, and cideries, with local food and music in Moakley Courthouse with harbor views.
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International dance

November 22, 2014

0.5 miles SW

Watch high-energy dancing by teams in colorful costumes of India at Boston Bhangra Competition at Orpheum Theatre. Optional after-party. Sells out.

Model train show

November 22 - 23, 2014

16 miles north

Greenberg’s Train and Toy Show features train displays, train rides, and 100 vendors at Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington.

Jingle Bell run/walk

November 23, 2014

10 miles west

Wear a holiday costume and tie bells to your shoes for the Newton Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis.

Thanksgiving dinner

November 27, 2014

Boston locations

Find a list of restaurants offering special menus for Thanksgiving Day at OpenTable.

Thanksgiving run

November 27, 2014

21 miles NE

Celebrate Thanksgiving with 2000 runners on the 5-mile Wild Turkey Run starting at Salem Common.

ZooLights

November 27 - Dec. 31, 2014

8.2 miles north

See trees covered with lights, fairy tale creatures, dancing plush animals, and Santa Claus with his reindeer at ZooLights at Stone Zoo. Closed Dec. 25.

Nutcracker ballet

November 28 - Dec. 31, 2014

0.6 miles SW

The 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.

Gingerbread house making

Nov. 29 - Dec. 21, 2014 (weekends)

28 miles SW

Assemble 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. Sells out.

Chanukah Celebration

November 30, 2014

0 miles

Chanukah Celebration includes music, crafts, latkes, chocolate coins, dreidels, games, activities, and a menorah lighting at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Free.

Latino film festival

November 2014 (undated)

Boston and Cambridge

Boston Latino International Film Festival (BLIFF) presents the latest films that are produced by Latinos or deal with social issues of Latino communities at Harvard University and Northeastern University.

Beer festival

November 2014 (undated)

1.2 miles SW

Harvest Fest is a craft beer tasting, with 50 brewers and 200 autumn beers at the Castle at Park Plaza.

Fall beer festival

November 2014 (undated)

2 miles SW

Sample 70 fall and winter beers from 25 New England craft brewers with food at Drink Craft Beer Fall to Winter Fest in Space 57 at 200 Stuart Street.

Cartoons & classical music

November 2014 (undated)

2.1 miles SW

See classic Warner Brothers cartoons on a giant screen accompanied by live classical music, and visit the kids’ favorite life-sized PBS characters at the Classical Cartoon Festival at Symphony Hall.

Wine & beer tasting

November 2014 (undated)

7.8 miles NE

Sample dozens of red and white wines from around the world (or craft beer and cider) paired with hors d’oeuvres and live jazz at A Sip of Winthrop at Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop. Sells out.
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