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Boston events November 2020

Tasting in Bedford

November 1, 2020
20.2 miles NW
A ticket to Flavors of Bedford gets you samples of appetizers, entrees, and desserts from a dozen local restaurants at Doubletree Bedford Glen Hotel, with a no-host bar available.

Halloween on the farm

November 1, 2020
(begins Sept. 12)
22 miles north
A ticket to Connors Farm Corn Maze also includes hayrides, pedal carts, and activities in Danvers. The flashlight maze and haunted farm are only open Friday and Saturday nights in October.

Film festival

November 5 - 8, 2020
7.6 miles NW
Arlington International Film Festival (AIFF) fosters appreciation for different cultures by exploring the lives of people through independent narrative, documentary, and animation films at Capitol Theatre.

Craft fair

November 7 - 8, 2020
1.5 miles SW
Shop from 80 independent artisans indoors at the Renegade Craft Fair, with DJ music, beer, and a few food makers at the Cyclorama. Free.

Visit art studios

November 7 - 8, 2020
11.3 miles west
Tour studios, meet 85 artists, and buy their work at two addresses on Moody Street during Waltham Mills Open Studios, with musical performances both days. Free.

Ski & snowboard show

November 19 - 22, 2020
1.1 miles SE
Shop for snow gear, vacation deals, and season lift tickets at Ski & Snowboard Expo, which includes live acts, a beer garden, and a trampoline show at Seaport World Trade Center.

International dance

November 21, 2020
1.3 miles SW
Watch high-energy dancing by teams in colorful costumes at Boston Bhangra Competition [website has sound] at John Hancock Hall. Optional after-party.

Holiday market

November 21, 2020
15.7 miles west
Shop from 200 vendors and artisans selling gourmet foods, handmade jewelry, artwork, crafts, and clothing at Wellesley Marketplace at Wellesley High School.

Plymouth Thanksgiving

November 21, 2020
40 miles SE
America’s Hometown Thanksgiving in Plymouth has an opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m., a Thanksgiving parade at 11 a.m., a family fair on the waterfront, and a concert at 6:30 p.m. Additional events Fri. & Sun.

Tree lighting ceremonies

November 23 - Dec. 5, 2020
Boston locations
Free lighting ceremonies start the holidays in Boston.

Christmas fair

November 27 - 29, 2020
1.1 miles SE
Shop from 350 craft artists and food vendors at Boston Christmas Festival at Seaport World Trade Center.

Lights in the garden

November 27 - Dec. 30, 2020
47 miles west
Night Lights has colorful lights, decorated trees, illuminated sculptures, and fire pits outdoors, plus a model train village, subtropical plants, and food for sale indoors at 132-acre Tower Hill Botanic Garden. No pets. Buy tickets early because it sells out.

Tuba concert

November 28, 2020
0 miles
Hear 150 tuba players serenade the crowd at the Boston Tuba Christmas Concert at Faneuil Hall Marketplace. Free.

Comedy festival

November 2020
(undated)
Boston locations
Boston Comedy Festival stars 75 innovative comedians from around the world competing for prizes.

Jewish films

November 2020
(undated)
multiple locations
See films about the Jewish experience and vote for your favorites at Boston Jewish Film Festival (BJFF). Many screenings are followed by panel discussions or question-and-answer sessions with filmmakers.

Comedy show

November 2020
(undated)
0.6 miles north
Comics Come Home features an all-star lineup of comedians at TD Garden for charity.

Boston Taste

November 2020
(undated)
0.8 miles SE
Enjoy tastes from Boston chefs and mixologists, watch them in action, and hear live music at Boston Magazine’s Taste, with a chance to wander Boston Children’s Museum for age 21+.

Whisky tasting

November 2020
(undated)
1.2 miles SW
Taste “some of the most prestigious single malt, premium Scotch whiskies and other unique whiskies from around the world” with culinary pairings at The Whisky Extravaganza at the Castle at Park Plaza for age 21+.

Wine tasting

November 2020
(undated)
1.2 miles SW
Taste wines from 40 exhibitors during Wine Riot, with games and a scavenger hunt at the Castle at Park Plaza for age 21+.

Dance show

November 2020
(undated)
1.3 miles SW
World of Dance promises street dancing and today’s new-age choreography performed by top dance teams at Back Bay Events Center.

Beer & barbecue

November 2020
(undated)
1.5 miles SW
A $60 ticket to Boston Beer and BBQ Fest gets you unlimited tastes from 25 New England craft breweries and cideries, plus one sample from each of “seven local BBQ joints” in the Cyclorama for age 21+.

Tailgate fundraiser

November 2020
(undated)
1.8 mile SE
Enjoy high-end tailgate food from “25 of Boston’s best chefs and bartenders” with speakers and a silent auction at Ultimate Tailgate Party at Cruiseport Boston for age 21+.

Women musicians

November 2020
(undated)
2 miles west
See an eclectic program of performances by Berklee students, including Cuban jazz, flamenco, a cappella, R&B, Korean folk, and more during Women Musicians Network Concert at Berklee Performance Center.

Messiah

November 2020
(undated)
2.1 miles SW
The Handel & Haydn Society performs Handel’s Messiah for the holidays at Symphony Hall.

Cheese festival

November 2020
(undated)
4 miles NE
Meet artisan cheesemakers, sample cheese and beverages (wine, beer, cider), and attend workshops and demonstrations during Massachusetts Cheese Festival for all ages in Arts at the Armory, Somerville.

Free kids’ event

November 2020
(undated)
5 miles south
Power Health offers free health screenings, fitness demonstrations, games, face painting, vendors, and a pizza party at The Bruce Bolling Building. Free.

Wine & beer tasting

November 2020
(undated)
7.8 miles NE
Sample wine, beer, and cider with “delicious treats” at Boos & Brews at Cottage Park Yacht Club in Winthrop for age 21+. Costumes are welcome.

Taste of Jamaica Plain

November 2020
(undated)
8 miles SW
Taste of Jamaica Plain features food from neighborhood restaurants, live music, and a silent auction at Our Lady of the Annunciation in West Roxbury.

Holiday craft fair

November 2020
(undated)
10.7 miles south
Shop from “100 local and regional crafters & vendors” with family activities and a visit from Santa (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.) at the Holiday Shopping Expo at Quincy High School. Children age 12 and younger are free.

Short holiday plays

November 2020
(undated)
12.4 miles north
See six short holiday plays in one evening during Suburban Holiday Memories, performed by the Quannapowitt Players Theater in Reading.

Fanfest

November 2020
(undated)
26 miles west
See your favorite characters from comics, TV, and movies at Super Megafest Comic Con, which features panel discussions, parties, costume contests, and exhibitors in Framingham.

Drive-through light show

November 2020
(undated)
30.7 miles SE
Jump in the car and drive south to Marshfield Holiday Light Show to see “dozens of dazzling, larger-than-life holiday themed displays to delight the entire family” synchronized to music on your radio at Marshfield Fairgrounds.

Haunted ski area

November 2020
(undated)
29 miles NW
Witch’s Woods has seven attractions, including a haunted hayride and a nightmare mansion, at Nashoba Valley Ski Area. See schedule.

The Nutcracker

November 2020
(undated)
0.6 miles SW
The Nutcracker by Boston Ballet is a holiday tradition with colorful characters on a magical journey to the Nutcracker Prince’s kingdom in the clouds at the Boston Opera House.

ZooLights

November 2020
(undated)
8.2 miles north
See trees covered with lights, live reindeer, decorated animals areas, and Santa at ZooLights at Stone Zoo. The last day with Santa is Dec. 24. Closed on Thanksgiving & Christmas.

Veteran’s Day Parade

November 2020
(undated)
0.9 miles SW
The Veteran’s Day Parade begins at Charles Street, goes west on Boylston, goes north on Tremont, and ends at City Hall Plaza. Free.

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