Welcome to November, seemingly the wettest month of the year! Fortunately, there are plenty of events to keep you busy and we’ve pulled together some of our top-picks for the month. Whether it’s Remembrance Day ceremonies or holiday events and markets, our calendar has a full list of family-friendly activities. Looking for somewhere to burn off energy but stay out of the rain? We’ve got a great round-up of some Indoor Playgrounds your kids will love!

CTORA Theatre Wizard of Oz in November GuideCTORA Theatre Presents: “The Wizard of Oz”

Follow the yellow brick road down to the Granville Island Stage this November to see the timeless stage adaptation of “The Wizard of Oz.” CTORA Theatre’s talented troupe of actors brings this beloved family-friendly show to the stage with dazzling sets, classic costume pieces, and toe-tapping music for a delightful show. Whether your kids know and love the story or you have first-time theatre-goers in your group, this engaging musical is sure to keep even the younger members of your crew thoroughly engaged.

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Carousel Theatre Presents: “Snow White”Carousel Theatre for Young People presents Snow White 1080x1080

In the classic tale of Snow White, the evil stepmother, torn apart by Snow White’s beauty and goodness, sends a huntsman to kill her and bring back confirmation of the deed. Fortunately, the huntsman’s heart forbids him from committing the deed and he spares her life, with one condition: she must never return to her home and her family. In this delightfully fun and twisted version, playwright Greg Banks has turned the classic “Once Upon a Time” story on its head to delight audiences of all ages.

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Holiday Craft Fairs and Artisan Markets

The craft markets start early in Metro Vancouver. We’ve rounded up a list of markets so you don’t miss a thing! From fine fabrics to unique gifts, each vendor has carefully crafted their items. Some of the markets also include family-friendly games and activities to keep everyone busy!

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The Annual Chutzpah! Festival (Nov. 2-23) is back with favourite events and exciting new programming for kids and families. Breath-taking dance, hilarious comedy, internationally lauded theatre and music define this beloved festival. Tickets are required.

Bear Creek Park Lights is a FREE, family-friendly light installation in the City of Surrey (Nov 3 – 17). Wander the grounds enjoying the dazzling lights. Be sure to book your tickets in advance.

This year, Diwali falls on November 12th. Catch some great Diwali events happening around the city, such as Diwali in Port Coquitlam (Nov. 4), Diwali in Downtown Surrey (Nov. 5), and Diwali at Mackin House (Nov. 3)

Don’t miss your chance to check out Cirque du Soleil- KOOZA on now until December 31st under the Big Top at Concord Pacific Place! In this mesmerizing show a clown named The Innocent must navigate his way through a new and unusual world to find his way back home.

On November 11th, we all stop to remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day. We have put together a complete listing of all the Remembrance Day ceremonies across Metro Vancouver.

The Eastside Culture Crawl (Nov. 16-19) is a 4-day festival highlighting the best in arts and culture around the Eastside of Vancouver. The general public is invited into 500+ artist studios, homes and garages in celebration of visual arts, design and crafts.

The hilarious English panto tradition returns again to East Vancouver. You don’t want to miss out on seeing East Van Panto: Beauty & the Beast (Nov 22 – Jan 7). Perfect for families with kids aged 5+. Get ready to laugh your socks off!

Surrey’s Tree Lighting Festival returns on November 25th & 26th for a 2-day festival experience! Catch live performances, activities for the whole family, and an enchanted village.

Choo Choo! Hop aboard The North Pole Express this holiday season! This wildly popular train ride returns to the BC Railway Museum. Buy your tickets early to experience a train ride followed by activities and events in the Roundhouse, which has been transformed into The North Pole.

For a complete listing of all the best events around Metro Vancouver, click on our calendarand stay tuned to all the best local family events through our FacebookInstagram and Tik Tok.