Each December, vigils are held across the country to remember and honor those experiencing homelessness who passed away during the year. These memorials are traditionally held on December 21st, as it is the longest night of the year.

Homelessness is a critical issue in New Hampshire, and the numbers of people who are unable to access safe and stable housing continue to rise.

We encourage everyone to attend one of the vigils being held across the state to honor those who have passed on and demonstrate support of finding solutions to these tragic preventable losses of human life.


Concord: Thursday, December 21, 4 PM. Sidewalk in front of the State House, Concord.

Dover: Thursday, December 21, 5 PM to 6 PM. Entrance to Henry Law Park, downtown Dover.

Keene: Thursday, December 21, 5:30 PM. United Church of Christ, on the square, Keene.

Laconia: Thursday, December 21, 4 PM. Isaiah 61 Cafe, 100 New Salem Street, Laconia.

Lancaster: Thursday, December 21, 6 PM. Centennial Park Gazebo, Lancaster.

Lebanon: Thursday, December 21, 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM. 42 Maple Street, White River Junction, VT. Traditional vigil followed by a procession across Bridge Street to NH.

Manchester: Thursday, December 21, 12 noon.  1269 Café, 456 Union Street, Manchester.

Manchester: Thursday, December 21, 6 PM.  Veterans Memorial Park, Elm Street, Manchester.

Nashua: Thursday, December 21, 6 PM. City Hall Plaza, Nashua.

Newport: Thursday, December 21, 5 PM. Newport Common, Newport.

Peterborough: Thursday, December 21, 5 PM. Town of Peterborough Hall steps, 1 Grove Street, Peterborough.

Portsmouth: Thursday, December 21 at 5 PM. Market Square in front of the North Church, Portsmouth.