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20 Can’t Miss Events in November

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

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. Whether you’re getting a jump start on the holiday season or holding on to the cozy vibes of late fall, November has a bit of something for everyone.

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

November Events in NEPA

  • Hop On, Hop Off Wine Tour

    Every Thursday—Sunday

    Catch the tail end of the Poconos’ fall foliage on this scenic winery tour. Board a trolley at the Fairbridge Hotel for a 5 winery loop. With stops at the area’s best wineries, this tour makes for an ideal afternoon.

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  • On Your Feet

    November 4 — 6

    The music of global sensations Gloria and Emilio Estefan comes to the Broadway Theatre of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The inspiring true story and undeniable hits will have everyone on their feet.

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  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins

    November 5, 11-12, 18 & 25

    NEPA’s favorite birds are back on the ice. The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins’ season is in full swing with matches against the Hershey Bears, Hartford Wolfpack, Springfield Thunderbirds and Lehigh Valley Phantoms at the Mohegan Sun Arena this month.

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  • GCSOM Turkey Trot 5K/10K

    November 6

    The Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine hosts the 13th Annual Turkey Trot benefitting Friends of the Poor. Follow the Lackawanna River Heritage Trail through scenic Scranton sites all for a good cause.

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  • Fall Family Fun Day

    November 6

    There’s no shortage of autumnal fun at the Nay Aug Avenue Natural Play Area. Bring the whole family for an afternoon full of live music, spooky stories, hot chocolate, fall crafts and more.

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  • Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade

    November 6

    Honor NEPA’s veterans with one of the area’s largest parades. The Wyoming Valley Veterans Day Parade travels from Kingston to Downtown Wilkes-Barre across the Market Street Bridge and features a can’t miss aerial flyover.

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  • Buddy — The Buddy Holly Story

    November 10

    The world’s first rock star takes to the stage at the F.M. Kirby Center with the Buddy Holly Story. Learn the story of the man who influenced modern music with the help of an incredibly talented cast.

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  • Farm to Table 5 Course Wine Pairing Dinner

    November 11

    Celebrate family, friends, food and, of course, wine at this culinary experience. Taste five fresh farm-to-table dishes at Mountain View Vineyard, each paired with one of Mountain View’s world class wines.

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  • Heartvest Gathering

    November 12

    Gather with friends and family in Louis Schiavo City View Park for a celebration of autumn. Between live music, local food vendors and a cornucopia of crafts and activities, there is plenty of fun for everyone.

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  • Alejam 2022

    November 12

    It’s the most wonderful time of the year at Susquehanna Brewing Co. Whether you’re a snowboarder or a spectator, kick off winter the right way with beer, live music, food trucks and a bit of shredding.

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  • Rhythm & Brews Festival - Montage Mountain - DiscoverNEPA

    Rhythm & Brews Festival

    November 12

    Head to Montage Mountain for an afternoon of rock and roll. Featuring tributes to the Cars, Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, this festival has a performance for everyone. And don’t forget the brews! Sample beverages from 40 of the area’s best breweries.

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  • Nutcracker! Magic of Christmas Ballet

    November 12

    Christmas comes to the F.M. Kirby Center early this year. Keep a holiday tradition alive at the 30th anniversary of the Nutcracker Ballet. With gravity-defying acrobatics, stunning costumes and unforgettable dancing, you’re sure to get in the holiday spirit.

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  • Sunsets on SOMA

    November 17

    Just because temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean good times have to end. This month, Sunsets on SOMA moves to the Circle Centre for the Arts to continue bringing live music and SBC brews to Downtown Wilkes-Barre.

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  • Santa Parade

    November 19

    You better be on your best behavior because the man in red makes a special early appearance in Downtown Scranton. Claim your spot at the 28th Annual Scranton Santa Parade for a perfect start to the holiday season.

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  • The Murderous Truth: A 1930s Murder Mystery Dinner

    November 19

    Step back in time to solve a crime at a glamorous dinner party. Join Wyoming Valley Ghost Tours at the Mary Stegmaier Mansion for this evening filled with shock and intrigue. Be sure to wear your best 1930s ensemble.

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  • Festival of Lights

    Begins November 23

    Stone Hedge kicks off the holiday season early with the Festival of Lights. Running every night of the week, this drive through lights show keeps holiday spirits high throughout the entire season.

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  • Santa Christmas Tree Express

    Begins November 25

    Enjoy some beautiful winter scenery aboard the Stourbridge Line’s heated coaches before hopping off at a trackside Christmas tree farm where you’ll visit Santa, pick your own tree and sip some hot chocolate.

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  • FA LA LA 5K

    November 26

    Dress in your holiday best for a festive 5K. This holiday-themed race through the Bloomsburg Fairgrounds is perfect for all ages, abilities and skill levels.

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  • Trans-Siberian Orchestra

    November 27

    There’s no better way to kick off the Christmas season than by rocking out at this favorite hardcore holiday experience. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra returns to the Mohegan Sun Arena with their “Ghost of Christmas Eve” tour.

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  • Buy Local Holiday Marketplace

    November 27

    Get a head start on your Christmas shopping at the 10th Annual Buy Local Holiday Marketplace. Featuring the area’s best businesses and artists, the market spans five floors at the Scranton Cultural Center.

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