November is that in-between month, between Halloween and Christmas, and between the warm Autumn and crisp Winter. But as far as family-friendly events go, it’s still really busy as Halloween happenings are winding down and holiday events are ramping up. (Stay tuned for our Christmas Event Guide coming soon!)

So, here is your November Event Guide for Family Fun in Toronto…

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Pumpkin Parades in Toronto (November 1)

A Toronto tradition! Extend the Halloween spirit for an extra night while getting together with your neighbours (in a outdoor, socially-distanced way) to admire each other’s jack-o-lanterns.

Holiday Markets and Craft Shows (Starting November 1)

Get your shopping done in style and support local artists at the same time! For 2021, there is a mix of virtual and in-person events.

Royal Agricultural Winter Fair: Virtual Education Week (November 1-5)

One of Toronto’s favourite annual events, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, is pivoting to a FREE online affair for 2021 with exciting educational programming.

FOLD Kids Book Fest (November 4-7)

This literature festival returns online to engage young diverse readers with more than 30 children’s book authors and storytellers at over 20 events.

Eternals: The IMAX Experience at the Cinesphere (November 4-13)

Ontario Place welcomes guests back to the Cinesphere for the latest Marvel movie, creating a truly immersive experience in all its visual splendour.

The Philip and Lucinda Dino-Show (November 6-7 & 13)

This dino-mite family-friendly interactive presentation of dinosaur history is a show unlike any other, playing at the Wychwood Theatre.

York-Durham Heritage Railway: Wizards’ Festival and Santa Express Train (Nov. 6-7, starting Nov. 21)

Ride comfortably in a vintage train to and from the Town of Uxbridge, for themed train trips dedicated to wizards (Nov. 6-7) and Christmas (Nov. 21-Dec. 19).

Remembrance Day Ceremonies (November 11)

Remembrance Day is a time to honour our veterans by offering sombre, poignant opportunities to reflect. There are again mostly virtual ceremonies taking place.

Fall Cottage Life Show and Seasons Christmas Show (November 12-14)

Both of these popular lifestyle shows are running concurrently at the International Centre, so you can plan out your next cottage project and do some holiday shopping all at once.

Snow Magic (Starting November 12)

This immersive adventure at Ontario Place is inspired by fire, ice and light, where epic creatures, caverns, sights and lights surround you.

Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights (Starting November 13)

Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival annually transforms Niagara Falls into a winter wonderland of lights during the months leading up to Christmas.

Toronto Christmas Pet Show (November 20-21)

This popular pet show is back at the International Centre to celebrate our furry, feathery or scaled family members, with lots of new products and educational material for all new pet owners.

The Immersive Nutcracker: A Winter Miracle (Starting November 24)

The Immersive Nutcracker is a winter miracle from the producers of the blockbuster, critically-acclaimed original Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit.

AGO Fall Virtual School Program (Ongoing)

The Art Gallery of Ontario’s Fall Virtual School Program is back and every day brings something new and exciting. It is FREE for parents, guardians, students and teachers.

Immersive Klimt Revolution (Continuing)

Gustav Klimt receives the digital projection treatment with Immersive Klimt Revolution, which continues after making its world premiere in October.

Leafs & Raptors and Argos Games (Continuing)

After living and playing in a bubble for the 2020/21 season, or having their season completely cancelled, the Maple Leafs, Raptors and Argos are all finally home again and they’re ready to get rowdy for their eager fans.

But Wait… There’s More!

Want more ideas? Looking for tips on how to keep your kids occupied without attending in-person events? Find our best ideas, activities and inspiration here!

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