November is that in-between month. The turmoil of back to school is long behind us (it takes at least 6 weeks, in my experience) and the retail world is in full-on Christmas mode, but it’s not really the holidays yet. The weather could be nice, but it could also be bitterly cold. I always want to plan a vacation for November, but January is coming, too, and then I’ll really need one. Regardless of how you feel about November, find something fun to do with your family!

If you’re looking for an easy mid-week activity for your younger kids, the Heritage Park Storytime is back and on the move on Wednesday mornings in November. You’ll enjoy favourite stories at favourite places throughout Heritage Park and it’s included with the cost of admission (Gasoline Alley rates).

Jubilations Jr. is presenting Beauty and the Grinch, every Saturday at 11 am, starting on November 6, 2021. Designed for kids, but offering funny parodies for adults, this is a dinner theatre the whole family can enjoy. Or check out the Storybook Theatre’s The Sound of Music In Concert,  beginning on November 26, 2021.

We’ve created a list of a few of the bigger Remembrance Day services around the city on November 11, 2021. Find somewhere to remember and honour those who brought us freedom.

The Calgary Hitmen are offering two Sunday Fundays in November, on November 14 and 28, 2021. Come early and check out the concourse activities and enjoy special food and beverage pricing. Plus, there will be in-game family entertainment.

Beyond Van Gogh has been so popular in Calgary that it’s been extended until November 28, 2021. Come immersive yourself in this creative wonder before it’s gone! This event is fascinating for family time or date night.

The Christmas market scene explodes onto Calgary’s weekends in November. Take a look at our AMAZING list and find one near you! There are some bigger markets that have lots of fun kids’ activities, too, so you can make a day of it.

Don’t forget that weekends are still free at Studio Bell! Come visit on any Saturday or Sunday in November and enjoy a safe, self-guided experience that takes you through the story of music in Canada.

Kick-off the Christmas season in the mountains this year. The Banff Santa Claus Parade is on November 20, 2021, and the Banff Gondola Mountaintop Christmas brings you all the festive fun starting the same day.

Looking for more Christmas wonder? The Polar Express train ride at Aspen Crossing begins on November 26, 2021. You will be whisked away to the magic of the North Pole to meet Santa on this marvellous Christmas ride. It’s a lovely adventure for the little ones.

Stay tuned for more Christmas family fun, with Parades and Light-Ups, Where to See the Best Christmas Lights, and amazing Christmas Events. Plus, what would Christmas in Calgary be without ZOOLIGHTS?! ZooLights is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.


There are lots of other events happening during the month of November. Calgary is a great place for families to enjoy activities together. Be sure to check out our calendar to find more family fun. You can also submit your family-friendly event to us; just fill out our event submission form. Don’t forget to check out the new contests we will be running! Enjoy the month, Calgary!

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