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10 things to do in NH during the last few weeks of 2023

A lit Christmas tree in Portsmouth's Market Square on a snowy night.
Dan Tuohy
Portsmouth's First Night celebration returns on Dec. 31.

Round out your 2023 with celebrations around the state, from classic holiday movies on the big screen to fireworks displays.

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For even more events, visit NHPR's community calendar. And don't forget to check the New Hampshire forecast before you head out.

 Fireworks over New Hampshire
Dan Tuohy
Fireworks over Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

  • December Songwriter Session on Thursday, Dec. 21 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Brewbakers Cafe in Keene. More info.
  • Candlelight: Holiday Special featuring “The Nutcracker” and More on Thursday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. at The Rex Theatre in Manchester. More info.
  • Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour on Thursday, Dec. 21 and Friday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m. at The Music Hall in Portsmouth. More info.
  • December Family Days from Thursday, Dec. 28 through Saturday, Dec. 30 at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester. More info.
  • Family New Year’s Eve Celebration on Sunday, Dec. 31 from 9 a.m. to noon, and from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire. More info.

  • First Night Portsmouth on Sunday, Dec. 31 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. in downtown Portsmouth. More info.
Zoey Knox is NHPR's newsroom engagement producer. She has spent most of her radio years at college radio stations in Madison, WI (WSUM) and Seattle, WA (KXSU).
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