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20 Can’t Miss Events in November 2020

November Bridges Holiday Gap with Fall Festivities, 5 Ks, Live Music and Plenty of Food


Transition into holiday mode all month long with this list of NEPA Events in November.

Well, it’s official. Come November 1, once we’ve packed away all that spooky pumpkin décor, we’re in holiday season. Bring on the hot chocolate and the new, socially-distant version of the old office party. Let’s break out those baking supplies and dust off the trusty crock pot. This time of year, we’re all about bringing those warm vibes.

Don’t get me wrong. We’re still earning those hearty bowls of chili and those hefty, chocolate stouts. Our beautiful parks are a bit quieter in late fall and all the more enticing for a Sunday morning hike. We’re still swinging by the farmers market and losing the better part of a weekend bouncing from shop to shop.

When it comes to November in NEPA, there’s no shortage of seasonal things to do. From the nostalgia-inducing clickety-clack of a vintage train ride to the holiday sounds and smells of a classic outdoor marketplace, we bring that strong seasonal game. And, if you’re still not feeling it, stop by one of our local restaurants and fill your belly with something warm and homemade. Trust me. By the time that pecan pie rolls around, you’ll be there.

If it’s happening in NEPA, you’ll find it here. Stay in the know with our comprehensive events calendar. And, if you still need a little help finding local fun, check out this convenient can’t miss list.

November Events in NEPA

  • Hallo-Fun Weekends at Knoebels

    Sunday, November 1

    Don’t miss your last chance to experience tons of Halloween fun at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg. Enjoy classic games, delicious food and plenty of Halloween-themed rides for all ages.

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  • Rally for Restaurants

    November 4, 10, 17 & 18

    Support local restaurants at this innovative, outdoor dining experience at Lackawanna College in Scranton. Local chefs team up with the college’s culinary students to present four elegant dining opportunities.

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  • Pumpkins for Pigs

    Sunday, November 1 through Sunday, November 8

    Save those Jack O’ Lanterns for the hungry pigs at The Lands at Hillside Farms in Shavertown. The popular farm collects pumpkins in an easy drop off location and use them to feed their famous pigs.

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  • Helping Hometown Heroes 5K

    Saturday, November 7

    Lace up for a Saturday morning 5K and support a great cause at the Blakely Borough Recreational Complex. Run or walk in support of local veterans and first responders and their families.

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  • Wild Women on the Mountain: Skyline Hike

    Sunday, November 8

    Embark on an outdoor adventure along the Skyline Trail at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary. This empowering series challenges mind, body and spirit and engages women in acquiring new leadership skills through hiking.

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  • COTA Concert Series – Paul Jost Quartet

    Monday, November 9

    Join the Delaware Water Gap Celebration of the Arts (COTA) at the historic Deer Head Inn for their popular concert series. The live shows feature seasoned jazz performers. Proceeds benefit COTA and local musicians.

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  • Styx at Penn’s Peak

    Friday, November 13

    Head to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe to catch the legendary rock band, Styx as they celebrate over four decades of signature, innovative hits. Enjoy classics like “Come Sail Away, “Renegade” and “The Grand illusion.”

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  • Freeland YMCA Run for the Children

    Saturday, November 14

    Grab your running shoes and hustle down to the 15th Annual Freeland YMCA 5K Run/Walk. Take on the moderate course through the streets of Freeland. The event also features a Kids Fun Run for children 12 and under.

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  • Polkafest featuring The Boys

    Sunday, November 15

    Celebrate all things Polka at Benny Brewing Company during Polkafest. Enjoy live polka music from The Boys, an all-day Polish and American cuisine buffet, brewery-fresh craft beers and plenty of dancing.

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  • Socially Distant Trivia w/ TMB at SBC

    Every Wednesday in November

    Assemble your team and test your quizzing capabilities on Wednesdays at Susquehanna Brewing Company in Pittston. The event features award-winning, local craft beers, amazing food and awesome prizes.

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  • ThanksLiving 2020

    Thursday, November 19

    Join the good folks and adorable animals at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary for this virtual fundraising event. Bring the farm’s turkeys, sheep and goats into your living room along with local and national celebrity presenters.

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  • Festival of Lights

    Friday, November 20 through December

    Get a jumpstart on Christmas at this widely popular, drive-thru holiday lights display at Stone Hedge Golf Course in Tunkhannock. Enjoy 2.5 miles of dazzling holiday light arrangements, fire pits and a vendor marketplace.

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  • The Artisans’ Outdoor Marketplace

    Saturday, November 21 & Sunday, November 22

    Capture the spirit of the season at this holiday marketplace located outside the Waverly Community House. Peruse creations from a wide variety of artisans and vendors, sip on hot cocoa and listen to delightful holiday music.

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  • Wally Wine Fest

    Saturday, November 21 & Sunday, November 22

    Stop by The Waterfront at Silver Birches in Hawley for this popular lake region festival. Enjoy a two-hour tasting session featuring three Sommelier-selected wines and four small plate tasting courses.

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  • Champagne Brunch

    Sunday, November 22

    Get your brunch squad together and pop some corks at The Settlers Inn. The popular Hawley restaurant will feature tasting flights of three exquisite French champagnes, a prix fixe menu and live music.

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  • Berwick Run for the Diamonds

    Thursday, November 26

    Grab your pilgrim hat and head to Berwick for this famous Thanksgiving morning race. Join runners from across the country and take on the 9-mile course for the chance to win a coveted diamond.

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  • Light the Night at Sugarloaf

    Friday, November 27 through December

    Bundle up and make your way to the Sugarloaf Golf Club for the area’s only walk-through animated holiday lights display. The holiday event features snowball fights, fire pits, S’mores kits and hot chocolate.

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  • Joy Through the Grove

    Friday, November 27 through December

    Celebrate this holiday season at Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg. The new, drive-thru display features over 15 miles of lights and over 400 light up pieces as it winds through the park’s main boulevard and campground.

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  • Christmas in the Country

    Friday, November 27 through Sunday, November 29

    Get your down-home country Christmas fix all weekend long in and around Meshoppen. Enjoy quiet, back country roads. Stop for gifts at local shops. Grab a bite at local eateries and pick up a bottle of PA wine at one of the wineries along the way.

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  • Christmas Village at Knoebels

    Friday, November 27 through December

    Experience the magic of Knoebels Amusement Resort at Christmas time with a visit to their adorable holiday village and market. Enjoy photos with Santa, a “pop-up” gift shop, food trucks and so much more.

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Gather up the family for a whole month of late autumn fun. Check out our list of family fun in November.

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