November is that in-between month. The fun part of fall is mostly over, but it’s not really the holidays yet (even if it seems like Christmas is exploding everywhere!). The weather could be nice, but it could also be bitterly cold. Regardless of how you feel about November, find something fun to do with your family!

First things first — this isn’t an event, but it’s a fabulous contest, just in time for Christmas! The Family Fun $500 Holiday Giveaway contest runs from November 1 – 30, 2022, and we will be giving away $500 in gift cards. One lucky winner will receive 5 gift cards of $100 each to Cineplex, Indigo, Michaels, Homesense, and Shoppers Drug Mart.

If you’re looking for an easy mid-week activity for your younger kids, 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 A Mighty Shrek, every Saturday at 11 am, starting on November 5, 2022. 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 Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical, until November 5, 2022, and Elf: The Musical, beginning on November 25, 2022.

We’ve created a list of a few of the bigger Remembrance Day services around the city on November 11, 2022. Find somewhere to remember and honour those who brought us freedom.

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.

Disney on Ice is back in Calgary from November 18 – 20, 2022! With the characters we love, spectacular skating skills, and exciting stunts, families are whisked into an immersive story experience, filled with music, lights, and magical moments. It’s a favourite event for families of all ages and you find an interview with one of the Disney on Ice skaters who is from Calgary HERE.

On November 20 – 21, 2022, you can discover The Giants of our Solar System with Tracy Drain and Arts Commons Presents National Geographic Live. With infectious enthusiasm, Tracy Drain will shine a light on the darkness and vastness of space. It’s a terrific event for families with school-age children, giving them glimpses into our world in educational and engaging ways.

The Calgary Hitmen has a Sunday Funday in November, on November 27, 2022. Come early and check out the concourse activities and enjoy special food and beverage pricing. Plus, there will be in-game family entertainment.

Looking for Christmas wonder? The Polar Express train ride at Aspen Crossing begins on November 25, 2022. 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.

Of course, Christmas really kicks off in November, so get in the spirit for holiday fun with Parades and Light-Ups Stay tuned for Where to See the Best Christmas Light Displays and our amazing Christmas Event Guide, too!

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 contests we’re running and take a look at our Fall Classes for Kids Guide. Enjoy the month, Calgary!

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