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20 Can’t Miss Events in November 2021

This November is All About Live Music, Light Shows and Local Holiday Markets All Month Long

Just because the cold weather is here to stay doesn’t mean the good times have to end…some might say the fun is just beginning in NEPA. Yes, November means you’re finally able to bust out the holiday decorations and start gift shopping without too much judgment. But, it also means you’re allowed to unabashedly enjoy the comfy vibes of late fall.

Lace up your trusty old boots and hit NEPA’s beautiful state parks for a brisk hike. Or, slow things down and climb on board a vintage train or trolley to take in the scenery. Then, it’s time to refuel at one of NEPA’s comfy restaurants with a warm, delicious meal.

Chilly mornings mean it’s the perfect time to try out that cute new coffee shop you’ve been hearing so much about. If you prefer something a little stronger to keep you warm, swing by a brewery or winery for special autumnal flavors. And get a jump start on the holiday season with enough NEPA festivities to celebrate all month long.

You can trust us to keep you up to date with all the happenings in NEPA. Keep an eye on our comprehensive events calendar. And if you’re still stuck for things to do, check out this convenient can’t miss list of awesome November events.

November Events in NEPA

  • First Friday Hazleton

    November 5

    Check out Downtown Hazleton’s creative side during this festive First Friday art walk. Look out for art exhibits, live music, theatrical productions and so much more. And don’t forget to visit the many local shops and restaurants.

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  • Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story

    November 5-7

    Experience the career of America’s first rock star at Buddy—The Buddy Holly Story. Featuring Buddy’s greatest hits, this is the perfect show for new and old fans alike. Join the Broadway Theatre of Northeastern Pennsylvania in keeping rock n’ roll alive.

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    Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

    Throughout November

    Catch everyone’s favorite birds on the ice in November. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins will be hosting 5 home games at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza this month.

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  • ThanksLiving 2021

    November 6

    Celebrate the season with some feathered friends at Indraloka Animal Sanctuary. Raffles, giveaways, a delicious plant-based meal and interactions with the Sanctuary’s beautiful birds make this an animal lover’s dream.

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  • The THE BAND Band: The Last Waltz Celebration

    November 6

    Revisit The Last Waltz, the landmark rock concert, with The THE BAND Band. The acclaimed tribute act brings the music you know and love to life at Jim Thorpe’s Mauch Chunk Opera House.

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  • Scranton Half Marathon

    November 7

    Runners of all backgrounds and abilities, lace up your sneakers for the Scranton Half Marathon. Race through the scenic, urban landscape of the iconic Electric City in this classic fall stride. The race welcomes all ages and levels of experience.

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  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd: "Straight to You" Tour

    November 11

    Get ready to bring the house down with Kenny Wayne Shepherd and his seven-piece band at their “Straight to You” Tour. The blues-rock ensemble will play new and old favorites at the Sherman Theater for a rockin’ night out.

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  • "All Together Now" Musical Theatre Revue

    November 12-14

    It’s a grand reopening! Join the Music Box Dinner Playhouse as they celebrate their 40th season and first performances in over 18 months. This special revue features songs from productions of Music Box past and future.

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  • Fairytale Brunch with Special Guest Characters

    November 13

    The Ritz Theater in Scranton is having some Disney pals over for brunch and you’re invited! This special Fairytale event includes meet & greets with Mary Poppins, Cinderella, Prince Charming and more, plus performances, crafts and a dance party.

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  • Ale Jam 2021

    November 13

    Hit the slopes…the SBC slopes that is. Join Susquehanna Brewing Company for their 4th Annual Ale Jam. Hear some local bands, enjoy a few pints and shred some early November powder without making a trek up the mountain.

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  • Summit 2nd Saturday

    November 13

    Stop by Summit 2nd Saturday and support Clarks Summit artists and businesses. From local breweries and cideries to a lineup of incredible musicians, this popular event showcases Clarks Summit’s best.

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  • Festival of Lights

    Beginning November 19

    Delight in Stone Hedge Golf Course’s dazzling Festival of Lights. Beginning November 19th, round up the family any night of the week for a stunning light show from the comfort of your own car. Don’t forget to check out the vendor marketplace after!

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  • Full Moon Hike

    November 19

    Explore Salt Springs State Park after dark. This family-friendly hike under the full moon will be followed by a campfire. All you need to bring is a flashlight, snacks to share, and your spirit of adventure.

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  • Wilkes-Barre Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony

    November 20

    Kick off the holiday season with the City of Wilkes-Barre’s Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting. Grab a hot chocolate and make sure to hit Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square early for the best views of this festive event. And keep your eye out for the big guy in the red suit.

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  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra Winter Tour

    November 21

    Jam out with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra as they celebrate 25 Years of Christmas Eve and Other Stories at the Mohegan Sun Arena. This Christmas staple is sure to get you in the spirit with unique renditions of holiday classics.

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  • The Menzingers

    November 26

    Shake out that holiday stress with some homegrown rock n roll. Don’t miss Scranton natives and nationally-recognized recording artists, The Menzingers at this homecoming show at the iconic Scranton Cultural Center.

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  • Winterfest

    November 26 & 27

    Enjoy some holiday cheer at Winterfest! For two days, the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds transform into a winter wonderland complete with local vendors, delicious food and wine, live entertainment, children’s activities and so much more.

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  • Joy Through the Grove

    Beginning November 26

    See Knoebels like you’ve never seen it before at Joy Through the Grove, the park’s festive annual holiday celebration. Enjoy the drive-thru holiday lights experience with the help of Kozmo, Santa and plenty of their friends from the North Pole.

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  • Holiday Pop Up Market

    November 27

    Make a stop at Midtown Village in Downtown Wilkes-Barre for a Holiday Pop Up Market. With a variety of vendors, live music, local brews and maybe even a visit from the man in red, this market has a little something for everyone.

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  • Buy Local Holiday Marketplace

    November 28

    Searching for that perfect gift? Look no further than the Buy Local Holiday Marketplace. Stop in the Scranton Cultural Center to browse collections from local businesses and artisans. You might even find yourself a present.

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