THURSDAY13

BEDFORD, Fair: Annual Craftworkers’ Guild Holiday Fair 2018, 10 a.m., 5 Meetinghouse Road. Free. ID: 7514822.

BCANDIA, Holiday: Lighted Winter Wonderland, 5 p.m., Charmingfare Farm, 774 High St. $19. 483-5623. ID: 7526249.

CANDIA, Kids and Family: Storytime for preschoolers and babies, 10 a.m., Smyth Public Library, 55 High St. Free. ID: 7502606.

CANDIA, Literary: Book club discusses “A Place for Us,” by Fatima Farheen Mirza, 11 a.m., Smyth Public Library, 55 High St. Free. ID: 7504574.

CENTER SANDWICH, Literary: Storytelling Dinner with Lauretta Phillips, 6:30 p.m., Corner House Inn, 22 Main St. $25. 284-6219. ID: 7538018.

CONCORD, Nightlife: Holiday Speed Dating, 7 p.m., Tandy’s Pub, 1 Eagle Square. $25. ID: 7547440.

CONCORD, Show: Buzz Ball, Greg and the Morning Buzz teams’ holiday rock ‘n’ roll variety show, 7 p.m., Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St. $35-$45. ID: 7382389.

CONCORD, Music: Bach’s Lunch Concert: “We Make You Kindly Welcome: A Shaker Christmas,” with the Canterbury Singers, 12:10 p.m., Concord Community Music School, 23 Wall St. Free. ID: 7528056.

DERRY, Music: Blood, Sweat & Tears, 8 p.m., Tupelo Music Hall, 10 A St. $60-$70. tupelohall.com.

EXETER, Exhibit: Anne Kenny: Industrial Quilts, inspired by New England’s textile history, 10 a.m., Art Up Front Street, 120 Front St. Free. ID: 7531184.

EXETER, Exhibit: “Southern Rites,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, 11 Tan Lane. Free. ID: 7465845.

EXETER, Nightlife: Holiday Heartstrings Open Mic, 7 p.m., Art Up Front Street, 120 Front St. Free. artupfrontstreet.blogspot.com. ID: 7517109.

HOOKSETT, Lecturet: “History of the Chocolate,” by Samantha Brown, 6:30 p.m., Hooksett Library, 31 Mount Saint Mary’s Way. Free. ID: 7513451.

KEENE, Music: Belvedere Piano Trio. International students performing works by Bach, Popper, Messiaen, Chopin, Sarasate, Beethoven and Shostakovich, 7:30 p.m., Alumni Recital Hall, 90 Wyman Way. Free. ID: 7543097.

LACONIA, Lecture: “An Evening on Mount Washington,” by Will Broussard of the Mount Washington Observatory, 6-7 p.m., Lakes Region Community College, Academic Commons, Health and Science building. Free. Info: 366-5225.

LOUDON, Holiday: Gift of Lights, 4:30 p.m., New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 1122 Route 106 N. $20 per car. Tickets: nhms.com. ID: 7490017.

MANCHESTER, Theater: “A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m., Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St. $25-$49. 668-5588, palacetheatre.org.

MANCHESTER, Holiday: The eighth annual Downtown Holiday Market, 10 a.m., Brady Sullivan Plaza, 1000 Elm St. Free. ID: 7436219.

MERRIMACK, Holiday: Brewery Lights 2018, 4 p.m., Anhueser Busch, 221 Daniel Webster Highway. Free. ID: 7511881.

MILFORD, Literary: Book signing with author Vickie Ellen Wolper, 6:30-8 p.m., Toadstool Bookshop, Lorden Plaza, 614 Nashua St., Route 101A. 673-1734, email: books@mtoad.com.

PLYMOUTH, Film: “Free Solo” movie, 6:30 p.m., The Flying Monkey, 39 Main St. $7-$10. ID: 7509298.

PORTSMOUTH, Theater: “Elf the Musical,” 7:30 p.m., The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St. $45-$95. Themusichall.org.

PORTSMOUTH, Theater: “Annie,” 7:30 p.m., Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St. $20-$34. seacoastrep.org.

ROCHESTER, Nightlife: Funky Divas of Gospel, 7 p.m., The Castle on Charles, 19 Charles Street. $8. Tickets: CastleNH.com. ID: 7502538.

ROCHESTER, Dance: “The Nutcracker 2018,” 7 p.m., Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St. $24-$28. ID: 7503131.

WEST LEBANON, Fair: 46th annual Christmas Show and Sale by members of the Lebanon Art & Crafts Association, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Upper Valley Plaza, 250 Plainfield Road. Free. ID: 7485801.

FRIDAY14

BEDFORD, Fair: Annual Craftworkers’ Guild Holiday Fair 2018, 10 a.m., 5 Meetinghouse Road. Free. ID: 7514823.

BEDFORD, Community: H2O Salon Spa Makes Miracles Happen Party to benefit The Children’s Miracle Network, 6-8 p.m., H2O Salon Spa, Colby Court. Free. ID: 7535828.

CANDIA, Literary: Writers’ Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Smyth Public Library, 55 High St. Free. ID: 7491002.

CANDIA, Holiday: Lighted Winter Wonderland,, 5 p.m., Charmingfare Farm, 774 High St. $19. 483-5623. ID: 7526167.

CANDIA, Kids and Family: PJ Storytime and a visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, 6 p.m., Smyth Public Library, 55 High St. Free. ID: 7422414. Circuit Club, 6:30 p.m. Free. ID: 7502617.

CONCORD, Literary: Book signing with Mary Ann Esposito, host of “Ciao Italia,” 7 p.m., Gibson’s Bookstore, 45 S. Main St. Free. ID: 7503474.

CONCORD, Holiday: The NH Furniture Masters Pop-Up Sale, “Red Carpet Holiday Show,” 5:30-7 p.m., 49 S. Main St.

DERRY, Comedy: Tupelo Night of Comedy with Paul Nardizzi, Jeff Koen and David Lamb, 8 p.m., Tupelo Music Hall, 10 A St. $18. Tupelohall.com.

DERRY, Holiday: Rockapella, 7 p.m., Stockbridge Theatre, 44 N. Main St. $20-$35. 437-5210, stockbridgetheatre.com.

EXETER, Exhibit: Anne Kenny: Industrial Quilts, 10 a.m., Art Up Front Street, 120 Front St. Free. ID: 7531185.

EXETER, Film: “The Christmas Truce of WWI,” 7 p.m., First Unitarian Universalist Society of Exeter, 12 Elm St. Free. ID: 7517946.

EXETER, Exhibit: “Southern Rites,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, 11 Tan Lane. Free. ID: 7465846.

FRANKLIN, Theater: “Miracle on 34th Street,” 7:30 p.m., Franklin Opera House, 316 Central St. $14-$16. Information: 934-1901, franklintheatre.org.

GILFORD, Music: The Lakes Region Singers annual Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Route 11-A. $8 per person or $15 per family. 998-8545, email: soprano00134@gmail.com.

KEENE, Dance: “The Nutcracker,” 7 p.m., Main Theatre, Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, 90 Wyman Way. $18-$24. ID: 7503340.

KEENE, Music: The Marshall Tucker Band, 8 p.m., The Colonial Theatre, 95 Main St. $39-$65. ID: 7547673.

LACONIA, Kids and Family: Make Jack Skellington ornaments and watch “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” 3 p.m., Laconia Public Library, 695 Main St. Free. ID: 7537693. Lego Club for ages 5-12, 3:30 p.m. Free. ID: 7538659.

LEBANON, Film: Holiday movie “Elf,” 7 p.m., Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park St. $14. 448-0400, lebanonoperahouse.org.

LONDONDERRY, Dance: New England Contra Dance featuring live music, 8 p.m., Londonderry Senior Center, 535 Mammoth Road. $3-$8. ID: 7285487.

LOUDON, Holiday: Gift of Lights, 4:30 p.m., New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 1122 Route 106 N. $20 per car. Tickets: nhms.com. ID: 7490018.

MANCHESTER, Theater: “A Christmas Carol,” 7:30 p.m., Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St. $25-$49. 668-5588, palacetheatre.org.

MERRIMACK, Holiday: Brewery Lights 2018, a holiday event, 4 p.m., Anhueser Busch, 221 Daniel Webster Highway. Free. ID: 7511882.

NASHUA, Music: Organ concert, noon, The First Church, 1 Concord St. Free. ID: 7534297.

PLYMOUTH, Music: The Weepies, 7:30 p.m., Flying Monkey, 39 Main St. $45-$69. Ages 13+. 536-2551. ID: 7390469.

PORTSMOUTH, Holiday: “Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play,” 7 p.m., Prescott Park Arts Festival, 105 Marcy St. $10-$40. ID: 7547676.

PORTSMOUTH, Holiday: “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” 8 p.m., West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St. $26-$30. 431-6644 ext. 5, email: reservations@nhtheatreproject.org. ID: 7422074.

PORTSMOUTH, Music: Ed Gerhard: 36th annual Christmas Guitar Concert, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 292 State St. $28. ID: 7376444.

PORTSMOUTH, Theater: “Annie,” 11 a.m. and 8 p.m., Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St. $20-$34. seacoastrep.org.

PORTSMOUTH, Theater: “A Christmas Carol,” 8 p.m., Players’ Ring Theatre, 105 Marcy St. $18. ID: 7523229.

PORTSMOUTH, Theater: “Elf the Musical,” 7:30 p.m., The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St. $45-$95. themusichall.org.

RAYMOND, Holiday: Christmas Drama: “An Unlikely Christmas Shepherd,” 7 p.m., Raymond Baptist Church, 145 Route 27. Free. ID: 7510616.

ROCHESTER, Dance: “The Nutcracker 2018,” 7 p.m., Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St. $24-$28. ID: 7503129.

WEST LEBANON, Fair: 46th annual Christmas Show and Sale, Lebanon Art & Crafts Association, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Upper Valley Plaza, 250 Plainfield Road. Free. ID: 7485802.

WOLFEBORO, Holiday: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” a family holiday play, 7:30 p.m., The Village Players Theater, 51 Glendon St. $8-$15. ID: 7548364.

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ANTRIM, Holiday: Festival Gala & Meet-the-Artist Night. Festival of Trees and music by Jibe Man Co., 6 p.m., James A. Tuttle Library, 45 Main St. Free. ID: 7544166.

BEDFORD, Fair: Annual Craftworkers’ Guild Holiday Fair 2018, 10 a.m., 5 Meetinghouse Road. Free. ID: 7514824.

BROOKLINE, Food and Wine: The Jingle Bells Tour featuring 10 NH wineries, 11 a.m., Averill House Vineyard, 21 Averill Road. $30 per couple. 371-2296, tinyurl.com/yd365af7.

CANDIA, Kids and Family: Santa’s Big Party, horse-drawn ride through the Christmas trail to Santa, 10 a.m., Charmingfare Farm, 774 High St. $22. 483-5623. ID: 7526130. Lighted Winter Wonderland, 5 p.m. $19. ID: 7526162.

CANTERBURY, Holiday: Christmas at Canterbury, with a 19th-century magic show, Father Christmas, Christmas-inspired crafts, a toy train display and fiddlers, 3 p.m., Canterbury Shaker Village, 288 Shaker Road. $8-$18. 783-9077.

CONCORD, Music: The New England Irish Harp Orchestra annual Holiday Concert, 1:30 p.m., Concord Public Library, 45 Green St. Free. ID: 7499490.

CONCORD, Holiday: Gaudete Tea. Festival of Song featuring Jane Cormier, with music, readings and treats, 7 p.m., All Saints Anglican Church, 124 Hall Street, Suite F. Free. allsaintsnh.com, 545 9079. ID: 7515595.

CONCORD, Music: The MET Live in HD: “La Triviata,” 12:55 p.m., Capitol Center for the Arts, 44 S. Main St. $15-$26. 225-1111, ccanh.com.

CONCORD, Community: Winter Farmers’ Market more than 30 participating vendors selling local food from local farms and live music, 10 a.m., Cole Gardens, 430 Loudon Road. Free. ID: 7449702.

CONCORD, Film: “The Polar Express,” 10 a.m., Red River Theatres, 11 S. Main St., # L1. $5. ID: 7547674.

CONCORD, Dance: “The Nutcracker,” 2 p.m., Concord City Auditorium, 2 Prince St. $20. ID: 7529834.

DERRY, Dance: “The Nutcracker,” 1 and 5 p.m., Stockbridge Theatre, 44 N. Main St. $20-$22. 437-5210, stockbridgetheatre.com.

DOVER, Holiday: Jingle Bell Express. Ride to the Cochecho Country Club in C&J double-decker bus to hear a reading of “The Polar Express,” 10:30-11:30 a.m., noon-1 p.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m. or 3-4 p.m., Children’s Museum of New Hampshire, 6 Washington St. $25 per person, free for children 2 and under. ID: 7512729.

DOVER, Music:Rock My Soul Rockin’ Holiday Concert, 7 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 129 Miller Ave. $10-$15. projectmusicworks.org, 207-450-8016.

DURHAM, Exhibit: UNH Museum of Art Exhibition: Scott Schnepf Four Decades of Printmaking, noon, UNH Museum of Art, 30 Academic Way. Free. 862-3712. ID: 7455019.

DURHAM, Dance: “The Nutcracker,” 7 p.m., Oyster River High School, 55 Coe Drive. $17.50-$25. ID: 7354571.

EXETER, Exhibit: “Southern Rites,” 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, 11 Tan Lane. Free. ID: 7465847.

EXETER, Exhibit: Anne Kenny: Industrial Quilts, 10 a.m., Art Up Front Street, 120 Front St. Free. ID: 7531186.

FRANKLIN, Theater: “Miracle on 34th Street,” 7:30 p.m., Franklin Opera House, 316 Central St. $14-$16. Information: 934-1901,franklintheatre.org.

GOFFSTOWN, Dance: “The Nutcracker,” 7 p.m., Dana Center for the Humanities, 100 Saint Anselm Drive. $20-$25. 641-7700. ID: 7511367.

HANCOCK, Holiday: Hancock Family Christmas Concert, 4 p.m., Hancock Meeting House, 20 Grove St. Donation of $20 per family. 924-7172.

HOLDERNESS, Outdoor: Winter Tree and Shrub Identification, 10 a.m., Squam Lakes Association, 534 US Route 3. Free. ID: 7534278.

KEENE, Dance: “The Nutcracker,” 2 and 7 p.m., Main Theatre, Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, 90 Wyman Way. $18-$24. ID: 7503337, ID: 7503339.

LACONIA, Outdoor: Winter Solstice Celebration, with sledding, warm beverages around a bonfire and a lantern parade, 3-5 p.m., Prescott Farm Environmental Education Center, 928 White Oaks Road. $3-$9. ID: 7385236.

LINCOLN, Theater: “A Christmas Carol: The Musical Ghost Story,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., Jeans Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive. $18-$25. 745-2141, jeanplayhouse.com.

LONDONDERRY, Kids and Family: Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus on live TV, 1-3 p.m., Londonderry Access TV, 281 Mammoth Road. Free. ID: 7468605.

LONDONDERRY, Kids and Family: Santa Claus arrives by helicopter, 10:45 a.m., lawn of the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, 27 Navigator Road. Info: aviationmuseumofnh.org or 669-4820.

LOUDON, Holiday: Gift of Lights, a 2.5-mile drive-thrugh light show, 4:30 p.m., New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 1122 Route 106 N. $20 per car. Tickets: nhms.com. ID: 7490019.

MANCHESTER, Holiday: Holiday Short Stories and Songs with Theatre KAPOW, 1 p.m., Jupiter Hall, 89 Hanover St. Free. ID: 7539193.

MANCHESTER, Theater: “A Christmas Carol,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St. $25-$49. 668-5588, palacetheatre.org.

MANCHESTER, Holiday: Franco-American Centre Celebrates the Holidays, 6-10 p.m., Stark Brewing Company, 500 Commercial St. $5. ID: 7509436.

MANCHESTER, Holiday: The Downtown Holiday Market, , 9 a.m., Brady Sullivan Plaza, 1000 Elm St. Free. ID: 7436217.

MANCHESTER, Music: Manchester Choral Society Holiday Family Pops Concert, 7 p.m., Cathedral of St. Joseph, 145 Lowell St. $20-$25, free for students. ID: 7507917.

MANCHESTER, Music: Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra in Holidays Pops concert, 7:30 p.m., SNHU Arena, 555 Elm St. $43-$78. ID: 7547664.

MANCHESTER, Workshop: Theatre KAPOW open training in acting, movement, improvisation, voice, speech, object work, suzuki, viewpoints and more, 10 a.m., 83 Hanover St., third floor. $5. ID: 7525749.

MEREDITH, Show: Meshugenah Hats Pop-Up Show, 11 a.m., League of NH Craftsmen Meredith Fine Craft Gallery, 279 Daniel Webster Highway. Free. ID: 7337594.

MEREDITH, Theater: “The Little Mermaid,” 7 p.m., Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 33 Footlight Circle. $10-$18. winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org or 279-0333.

MERRIMACK, Holiday: Photos with Santa, noon, Merrimack Premium Outlets, 80 Premium Outlets Blvd. Free. ID: 7538671.

MERRIMACK, Holiday: Brewery Lights 2018 holiday event, 4 p.m., Anhueser Busch, 221 Daniel Webster Highway. Free. ID: 7511883.

MILFORD, Music: “A Very Big Christmas” with the Compaq Big Band and vocalist Cara Campanelli, 8 p.m., Pasta Loft, 241 Union Square. $10. ID: 7470375.

PETERBOROUGH, Music: The Met Live: “La Traviata,” 1 p.m., Peterborough Players, 55 Hadley Road. $25. Tickets: 924-7585, peterboroughplayers.org.

PLYMOUTH, Show: “Home for the Holidays.” Original vocal arrangements and medleys of nearly 50 holiday songs, 7 p.m., Flying Monkey, 39 Main St. $25-$35. Flyingmonkeynh.com. 536-2551. ID: 7466341.

PORTSMOUTH, Theater: “Annie,” 2 and 8 p.m., Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St. $20-$34. seacoastrep.org.

PORTSMOUTH, Holiday: “Miracle on 34th Street: A Live Musical Radio Play,” 1 and 7 p.m., Prescott Park Arts Festival, 105 Marcy St. $10-$40. ID: 7547678, ID: 7547677.

PORTSMOUTH, Theater: “A Christmas Carol,” 3 and 8 p.m., Players’ Ring Theatre, 105 Marcy St. $18. ID: 7523230, ID: 7523231.

PORTSMOUTH, Holiday: 39th annual Candlelight Stroll, with carolers, costumed role-players and horse-drawn carriages, 5 p.m., Strawbery Banke Museum, 14 Hancock St. $12.50-$25, families $60. Military free. 433-1100. ID: 7512338.

PORTSMOUTH, Holiday: Hip Hop Holiday — A Not So Silent Night. An evening of music, community, food, the art of scratching records, rapping and live painting demonstrations, 7 p.m., St. John’s Lodge Masonic Hall, 351 Middle St. $20. ID: 7540478.

PORTSMOUTH, Music: Ed Gerhard: 36th annual Christmas Guitar Concert, 7:30 p.m., Unitarian Universalist Church, 292 State St. $28. ID: 7376452.

PORTSMOUTH, Theater: “Elf the Musical,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St. $45-$95. themusichall.org.

PORTSMOUTH, Holiday: “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” 8 p.m., West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St. $26-$30. 431-6644 ext. 5, email: reservations@nhtheatreproject.org. ID: 7422075.

RAYMOND, Holiday: Christmas Drama: “An Unlikely Christmas Shepherd,” 7 p.m., Raymond Baptist Church, 145 Route 27. Free. ID: 7510617.

ROCHESTER, Holiday: Last Bash Holiday Dance Party with Sharon Jones and the Downtown Express, 7 p.m., The Castle on Charles, 19 Charles St. $8. ID: 7502547.

ROCHESTER, Theater: “A Christmas Carol,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St. $12-$24. rochesteroperahouse.com.

ROCHESTER, Music: Handel’s Messiah Oratorio. Orchestral chamber ensemble with a chorus and vocal soloists, 7:30 p.m., Trinity Anglican Church, 180 Rochester Hill Road. Free. ID: 7528762.

SALEM, Literary: Book signing with “Ciao Italia” host, Mary Ann Esposito, 11 a.m., Tuscan Market, 63 Main St. Free. 912-5467. ID: 7526747.

SALEM, Literary: Book signing with author Vincent Donovan, “A Difficult Crossing,” 1 p.m., Barnes & Noble, 125 S. Broadway Route 28. 898-1930.

SUNCOOK, Holiday: A Night in Bethlehem, A Christmas Experience. A 2-hour event lets children and adults explore the city of Bethlehem at the time of Jesus birth, 4 p.m., Suncook United Methodist Church, 152 Main St. Free. ID: 7529976.

WEST LEBANON, Fair: 46th annual Christmas Show and Sale. Handmade gifts by members of the Lebanon Art & Crafts Association, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Upper Valley Plaza, 250 Plainfield Road. Free. ID: 7485803.

WOLFEBORO, Holiday: Wolfeboro Festival of Trees, 10 a.m., The Wright Museum, 77 Center St. $5. ID: 7443312.

WOLFEBORO, Holiday: “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,” a family holiday play, 7:30 p.m., The Village Players Theater, 51 Glendon St. $8-$15. ID: 7548365.

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AMHERST, Music: Manchester Choral Society Family Holiday Pops Concert, 3 p.m., LaBelle Winery, 345 Route 101. $20-$25, free for students. ID: 7507926.

BEDFORD, Fair: Annual Craftworkers’ Guild Holiday Fair 2018, 10 a.m., Craftworkers’ Guild, 5 Meetinghouse Road. Free. ID: 7514825.

BEDFORD, Community: Holiday Open House, 1 p.m., Bedford Historical Society, 24 N. Amherst Road. Free. ID: 7547912.

BROOKLINE, Food and Wine: The Jingle Bells Tour featuring 10 NH wineries, 11 a.m., Averill House Vineyard, 21 Averill Road. Ticket includes tour, snack, complimentary wine tasting and ornament at each winery. $30 per couple. 371-2296, tinyurl.com/yd365af7. ID: 7549582.

CANDIA, Kids and Family: Santa’s Big Party, 10 a.m., Charmingfare Farm, 774 High St. $22. 483-5623. ID: 7526128. Lighted Winter Wonderland, 5 p.m. $29. ID: 7526163.

COLEBROOK, Music: The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio Charlie Brown Christmas show, 4 p.m., Tillotson Center, 14 Carriage Lane. Information: 237-8576, tillotsoncenter.org.

DERRY, Music: Glenn Miller Orchestra, 7 p.m., Tupelo Music Hall, 10 A St. tupelohall.com or 437-5100.

DOVER, Nightlife: Bill Kirchen’s Holiday Honky Tonk, 8 p.m., Red and Shorty’s, 4 Paul St. $25. Reservations: 767-3305, elysiumarts.com.

DURHAM, Dance: “The Nutcracker,” 2 p.m., Oyster River High School, 55 Coe Drive. $17.50-$25. ID: 7354581.

FRANKLIN, Theater: “Miracle on 34th Street,” 2 p.m., Franklin Opera House, 316 Central St. $14-$16. Info: 934-1901, franklintheatre.org.

GILFORD, Music: The Lakes Region Singers annual Christmas Concert, 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Route 11-A. $8 per person or $15 per family. 998-8545, email: soprano00134@gmail.com.

GOFFSTOWN, Dance: “The Nutcracker,” 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Dana Center for the Humanities, 100 Saint Anselm Drive. $20-$25. 641-7700. ID: 7511366, ID: 7511369.

FARMINGTON, Holiday: Children’s Christmas Pageant, 10 a.m., First Congregational Church, 400 Main St. Free. ID: 7544556.

HOOKSETT, Holiday: “The Christmas Club: Discover the True Meaning of Christmas,” a family-friendly Christmas play, 6 p.m., Emmanuel Baptist Church, 14 Mammoth Road. Free. ID: 7503463.

KEENE, Holiday: Open Messiah Sing with soloists and chamber orchestra, 7 p.m., United Church of Christ in Keene, 23 Central Square. Free. ID: 7442279.

KEENE, Dance: “The Nutcracker,” 2 p.m., Main Theatre, Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, 90 Wyman Way. $18-$24. ID: 7503341.

KEENE, Music: The Westmoreland Town Band Holiday Concert, 3:30 p.m., sanctuary of the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church, 69 Washington St. Free. Enter through the Sanctuary door for the concert. Accessible entrance from Taylor Street. 352-1719, email: office@kuuc.org.

LINCOLN, Theater: “A Christmas Carol: The Musical Ghost Story,” 2 and 7:30 p.m., Jeans Playhouse, 34 Papermill Drive. $18-$25. 745-2141, jeanplayhouse.com.

LOUDON, Holiday: Gift of Lights, a 2.5-mile drive-through light show, with s’mores pit, pictures with Santa Claus, 4:30 p.m., New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 1122 Route 106 N. $20 per car. Tickets: nhms.com. ID: 7490020.

MANCHESTER, Holiday: Living Nativity, a retelling of the Christmas story, with scripture readings and song, 3 p.m., Stark Park, River Road. Free. ID: 7505794.

MANCHESTER, Theater: “A Christmas Carol,” noon and 5 p.m., Palace Theatre, 80 Hanover St. $25-$49. 668-5588, palacetheatre.org.

MERRIMACK, Holiday: Brewery Lights 2018, 4 p.m., Anhueser Busch, 221 Daniel Webster Highway. Free. ID: 7511884.

MEREDITH, THeater: “The Little Mermaid,” 2 p.m., Winnipesaukee Playhouse, 33 Footlight Circle. $10-$18. winnipesaukeeplayhouse.org or 279-0333.

MILFORD, Community: Milford Antiques Show, 8:30 a.m., Hampshire Hills Athletic Club, 50 Emerson Road. Entry: $5 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and free from 9:30 a.m.-noon. ID: 7455385.

NEW LONDON, Music: Kearsarge Community Band annual Holiday Concert, 2 p.m., New London Outing Club Indoor Facility, 114 Cougar Court. Free. ID: 7516722.

PETERBOROUGH, Kids and Family: “The Journey of the Spoon-billed Sandpiper,” 2:30 p.m., Mariposa Museum, 26 Main St. $8. ID: 7540767.

PLYMOUTH, Music: “Home for the Holidays,” 1 and 4 p.m., Flying Monkey, 39 Main St. $25-$35. Flyingmonkeynh.com. 536-2551. ID: 7466340, ID: 7547667.

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PORTSMOUTH, Holiday: “It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play,” 2 p.m., West End Studio Theatre, 959 Islington St. $26-$30. 431-6644, ext. 5. ID: 7422076.

PORTSMOUTH, Theater: “A Christmas Carol,” 3 and 7 p.m., Players’ Ring Theatre, 105 Marcy St. $18. ID: 7523232, ID: 7523233.

PORTSMOUTH, Theater: “Annie,” 2 p.m., Seacoast Repertory Theatre, 125 Bow St. $20-$34. seacoastrep.org.

PORTSMOUTH, Theater: “Elf the Musical,” noon and 4:30 p.m., The Music Hall, 28 Chestnut St. $45-$95. ID: 7539813.

RAYMOND, Holiday: Christmas Drama: “An Unlikely Christmas Shepherd,” 2 and 4:30 p.m., Raymond Baptist Church, 145 Route 27. Free. ID: 7510618, ID: 7539814.

ROCHESTER, Theater: “A Christmas Carol,” 2 p.m., Rochester Opera House, 31 Wakefield St. $12-$24. rochesteroperahouse.com.

TILTON, Music: Christmas Concert: “Down From His Glory, a Christmas Celebration,” 6:30 p.m., Calvary Independent Baptist Church, 128 School St. Free. 536-4022. ID: 7531521.

WEST LEBANON, Fair: 46th annual Christmas Show and Sale, with handmade gifts by members of the Lebanon Art & Crafts Association, 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Upper Valley Plaza, 250 Plainfield Road. Free. ID: 7485804.

WOLFEBORO, Holiday: Wolfeboro Festival of Trees. More than 60 trees have been decorated by area organizations and individuals, 10 a.m., The Wright Museum, 77 Center St. $5. ID: 7443313.