"For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice."―T.S. Eliot

Christmas has come and gone, but New Year's Eve is right around the corner. And if you're looking to close out the last weekend of 2019 with a bang, New Hampshire has exactly what you need! 

Check out our recommended events below and be sure to share your NH made memories with us in the comments or on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

Happy Weekending!


1. Grateful Ball

The Grateful Ball comes to Plymouth, NH, with Tony Markellis (Trey Anastasio Band) + Zach Nugent (formerly of JGB). With the Trey Anastasio Band, Markellis has appeared on Late Night with Conan O’Brien, The Late Show with David Letterman, Last Call with Carson Daly, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Austin City Limits, as well as the syndicated radio show World Café. It usually only takes one show to understand why Zach Nugent is one of the most sought after guitarists in the live music scene. Come out and see what they have to offer! 

Date: Saturday, December 28

Time: 7:30PM

Location: The Flying Monkey - 39 Main St., Plymouth, NH

Website: https://www.flyingmonkeynh.com/event-detail/grateful-ball/2019-12-28/

Admission: $25


2. NHSCOT’s Hogmanay Celebration

Ring in the New Year at NHSCOT’s Hogmanay Celebration at the Derryfield Country Club. Join revelers of all ages to get the party started. Enjoy lively activities and spirited competitions indoors and out.

Outdoors, Rebel Collective and the Pipes & Drums of NHSCOT will be pumping out tunes in a heated tent complete with a bar stocked with whisky and hot chocolate. Fire pits will warm s’more makers, sledders and competitors looking to win the haggis throw, Scotch egg spoon race and hula hoop challenge.

Indoors, warm up by testing your skills at Stramash, a popular Scottish strategy board game (we’ll teach you how to play), doing some Scottish Country Dancing or finding the right puzzle piece to complete the Team Puzzle Challenge.

Wear your Scottish finery because Hogmanay Royalty – Lord, Lady, Lad and Lassie – will be chosen at 6 p.m. Royalty will lead the closing “torch-lit” parade and in the singing of Auld Lang Syne. Get your Scot on to welcome 2020!

Date: Saturday, December 28

Time: 4PM-8PM

Location: Derryfield Country Club - 625 Mammoth Rd., Manchester, NH

Website: https://nhscot.org/event-hogmanay/

Admission: Adults $20, Children $10, NHSCOT Members $15


3. Cozy Knit Blanket Workshop

Join in for this super popular hands-on workshop! This DIY workshop features new cozy, hand-knit throw blankets. You will get 140 yards of chunky chenille yarn in your choice of colors and your throw will measure approximately 40″ x 60″ depending on the tightness that you knit it. No experience necessary! 

Date: Saturday, December 28

Time: 3PM-6PM

Location: 25 South River Rd., - Bedford, NH

Website: https://thecanvasroadshow.com/workshop-events/cozy-knit-blanket-workshop-17/

Admission: $90

 

4. Kinky Boots

With songs by pop icon Cyndi Lauper, direction and choreography by Jerry Mitchell (“Legally Blonde,” “Hairspray”) and book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein (“La Cage Aux Folles”), this “dazzling, fabulously sassy and uplifting” (Time Out) award-winning musical celebrates a joyous story of Brit grit to high-heeled hit, as it takes you from the factory floor of Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan!

Don’t miss the “freshest, most fabulous, feel-good musical of the decade” (The Hollywood News) as it arrives on cinema screens. It’s the ultimate fun night out, so book now and experience the energy, joy and laughter of this dazzling show.

Date: Sunday, December 29

Time: 12:45PM-3PM

Location: Bank of NH Stage - 16 South Main St., Concord, NH

Website: https://ccanh.com/events/kinky-boots/

Admission: $12-$15

 

5. Friday pARTy Nite at Art Works Gallery

Kick off your weekend with "Friday pARTy Nites!" There will be yummy appetizers, hot mulled cider, holiday gifts, home décor, ornaments, jewelry, cards, warm hats & scarves and much more! 

Enjoy the laid back gifting experience while immersing yourself in the dynamic special exhibit, "PROCESS and LIGHT," spotlighting the journeys of three remarkable artists: Peg Scully, John Watkins and Nancy Marsden who show us what over 100 years of artistic experience can create. 

Date: Friday, December 27

Time: 5PM-8PM

Location: Art Works Gallery - 132 Route 16, Tamworth, NH

Website: http://chocoruaartworks.com/

Admission: FREE

 

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