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, cozy up to our November Event Guide for Family Fun in Toronto…
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Starting in November
Pumpkin Parades in Toronto (November 1)
A Toronto tradition! Extend the Halloween spirit for an extra night with your neighbours, to show off your jack-o-lantern creation and then have it whisked away by the city for responsible composting.
Royal Agricultural Winter Fair (Starts November 4)
One of Toronto’s favourite annual events, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair is back in person at Exhibition Place for agricultural fun!
Skinnamarink! A Sharon, Lois & Bram Celebration (November 5)
This celebration of iconic Canadian children’s music group Sharon, Lois & Bram captures a very special concert and a fully immersive experience for fans.
FOLD Kids Book Fest (November 8-12)
This literature festival returns online to engage young diverse readers with more than 30 children’s book authors and storytellers at over 20 events.
Jurassic Quest (Starting November 11)
Jurassic Quest tours Ontario this Fall, featuring life-size dinosaurs that are meticulously painted and animated to be realer-than-real.
Fall Cottage Life Show and Seasons Christmas Show (November 11-13)
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.
Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights (Starting November 12)
Canada’s largest FREE outdoor light festival annually transforms Niagara Falls into a winter wonderland of lights to get you into the festive mood.
Hot Docs’ “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (November 13)
Hot Docs and the ROM host a family screening of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”, with real touchable specimens from the museum.
Bata Shoe Museum Clog Painting (Starting November 18)
Bata Shoe Museum hosts visitors in their Arts and Crafts Zone with clog painting workshops to learn about the history of clogs.
Toronto Christmas Pet Show (November 19-20)
This popular pet show is back at the International Centre to celebrate our furry, feathery or scaled family members.
Young People’s Theatre’s “Snow White” (Starting November 21)
This clever twist on the beloved fairy tale offers holiday fun for the whole family, as two actors morph into 14 different characters!
Continuing in November
TYT Theatre’s “Cinderella”
TYT Theatre presents “Cinderella: The Family-Friendly Musical”, complete with laugh-out-loud comedy, audience sing-alongs and adventure!
Terra Lumina at the Toronto Zoo
Terra Lumina is back at the Toronto Zoo this Fall, a family-friendly multi-media visual immersive experience and enchanted night walk.
illumi Mississauga by Cavalia is an epic multimedia journey around the world with 13 magical universes on a 600,000 square foot site.
World of Barbie
World of Barbie is an interactive experience to discover, explore and revel in the lifestyle and also the many careers of this pop-culture icon.
Mirvish’s “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”
This highly anticipated play flies into Toronto at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre, packed with stage magic and electrifying storytelling.
ROM: Fantastic Beasts Exhibit
The “Fantastic Beasts™: The Wonder of Nature” exhibit at the ROM (Royal Ontario Museum) combines real nature facts with the imagined creatures of the popular Potter-verse film series.
Ending in November
Mirvish Productions’ “Mean Girls” (Ends November 27)
“Mean Girls” takes us back to high school with a direct-from-Broadway stage musical, based on the cult comedy film.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show (Ending November 29)
The critically-acclaimed “The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show” chews the scenery until the end of November, featuring a menagerie of 75 lovable puppets faithfully adapting various Eric Carle stories.
But Wait… There’s More!
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