The Good Life is Merrimack Valley Magazine’s weekly roundup of “the finer things in life,” from wine tastings to special dinners at local restaurants.
THIS WEEK’S TOP TREAT
Cider Hill Holiday Open House
Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 25 & 26
Cider Hill Farm | Amesbury, Mass. | Facebook.com | (978) 388-5525
Cider Hill Farm is holding their first-ever Holiday Open House next Saturday and Sunday. Treat yourself to one of Cider Hill’s delectable apple cider donuts, enjoy a complimentary hot chocolate bar and shop the farm’s selection of Christmas trees, wreaths, greens, gifts, bakery goodies and more.
TAKE A TASTE
Thanksgiving Grand Tasting
Saturday, Nov. 18 from noon to 6 p.m.
Lucia’s Bodega | Windham, N.H. | LuciasBodega.com | (603) 421-9463
Among the 25 wines being tasted: Dom Ferret Les Perriers Tetes de Crus, Dom Zind Humbrecht Gewurztraminer, Banfi Fumaio Tuscan White and Cosentino The Red; among the beers being tasted: Dogfish Head Pennsylvania Tuxedo, 603 Brewery Wood Devil Double IPA and Elysian Space Dust IPA.
Saturday, Nov. 18 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Wine ConneXtion | North Andover, Mass. | WineConneXtion.com | (877) 469-5025
Holiday Wine Tasting
Saturday, Nov. 18 from 3 to 5 p.m.
Andover Classic Wines | Andover, Mass. | AndoverClassicWines.com | (978) 470-0500
Harvest Table Wine Tasting, Making and Bottling Event
Saturday, Nov. 18 at 3:30 p.m.
IncrediBREW | Nashua, N.H. | IncrediBREW.com | (603) 891-2477
Frank Sinatra Night at Tuscan Kitchen Portsmouth
Thursday, Nov. 30 from 7 to 10 p.m.
Tuscan Kitchen Portsmouth | Portsmouth, N.H. | Eventbrite.com | (603) 570-3600
FESTIVITIES AROUND THE VALLEY
Ladies Night Out 2017 at the Methuen Festival of Trees
Tuesday, Nov. 21 from 5 to 9 p.m.
Valley Office Park | Methuen, Mass. | Facebook.com | (978) 685-8878
If you’re ready to start your holiday shopping, you won’t want to miss the Methuen Festival of Trees’ “Ladies Night Out!” This year, a select group of artisans and vendors will spread out among the trees for this exclusive shopping experience. They will be showcasing Christmas accessories, jewelry, handmade soaps, jams and jellies, scarves, delicious treats and more.
Middlesex Community College’s 1st Annual Food Truck Festival
Saturday, Nov. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Middlesex Community College | Bedford, Mass. | Facebook.com | (781) 280-3200
3rd Annual Coastal Christmas
Saturday, Nov. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Blue Ocean Event Center | Salisbury, Mass. | Facebook.com | (978) 462-5888
Invitational Tacos & Tequila Party
Saturday, Nov. 18 from noon to 1 a.m.
The River Casino & Sports Bar | Nashua, N.H. | Facebook.com | (603) 881-9060
24th Annual Winter Holiday Stroll
Saturday, Nov. 25 from 5 to 10 p.m.
Downtown Nashua, N.H. | Nashua, N.H. | Facebook.com | (603) 883-5700
Looking for even more things to do? Check out our event calendar, our NoteWorthy community calendar, our Wellness Wednesdays health highlights or the latest edition of Eight Great Things to Do This Weekend!