The Central Scene: things to do in november

A Christmas Story

Swing by the Hanover Theatre to watch the beloved musical A Christmas Story! Get ready for everyone’s favorite Christmas show, performed with an excellent cast that will put you in the holiday spirit. It’ll be a show you don’t want to miss!

8 p.m. Nov.9-12; The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge St., Worcester; $40-$75;

Holiday Craft Event

It’s never too early to get gifts for a loved one, and nothing says “made with love” more than homemade gifts! This event will feature more than 60 fine craft artists and their inspired creations in a homey, holiday setting. Take a break from shopping mall madness and check out this unique opportunity to look for special gifts while supporting fine artists.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 24-25, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 26; Worcester Center for Crafts, 25 Sagamore Road, Worcester; $5;

Tran-Siberian Orchestra

Get fired up for the holidays with the Trans-Siberian Orchestra! They’re coming back to town to play their remake of The Ghost of Christmas Eve. Music is a great way to bring people together and celebrate a joyous season. Take some friends and enjoy a wonderful show!

3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Nov. 24; DCU Center, 50 Foster St., Worcester; $45-$85;

Catch a Railers game

Enjoy hockey? Catch a Railers game or two at the DCU Center! You’ll get a quality game from Worcester’s new home team for an affordable price. Show off your Worcester spirit, go see the Railers!

Check Railers schedule for times; DCU Center 50 Foster St., Worcester; tickets start at $15;

Free Christmas Concert

Colleges are basically spilling out of the city of Worcester, so let’s support them! Catch a free Christmas show put on by talented students at Assumption College. It’s a great way to get involved in the city and support some friends or family who may attend. Besides, who doesn’t love free concerts?

7 p.m. Nov. 30; Assumption College Jeanne Y. Curtis Performance Hall, 500 Salisbury St., Worcester; free;