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Mark our favorite November activities, including holiday-themed Broadway shows, Election Day activities and tree lightings, on your family's calendar.

  • Photograph: Bart Barlow/© RCPI Landmark Properties

    Rockefeller Rink

  • Photograph: Disney

    Wreck-It Ralph

  • Photograph: Deone Jahnke

    Fox and Branch at Symphony Space

  • Photograph: Courtesy New York Road Runners

    ING New York City Marathon

  • Photograph: Carol Rosegg

    A Christmas Story, The Musical

  • Photograph: Prospect Park Alliance

    Mock election at Lefferts Historic House

  • Photograph: Graham S Haber

    "Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters" at the Morgan Library and Museum

  • "The Grinch's Holiday Workshop" at CMOM

  • Photograph: ©2010 Joan Marcus


  • New York Chocolate Show

  • Funkey Monkeys

  • Photograph: Beth Levendis

    Prospect Park Zoo

  • Photograph: Prospect Park Alliance

    Prospect Park Fall

  • Photograph: J.B. Spector

    Harry Potter: The Exhibit at The Discovery Center Times Square

  • "Julia Buffalohead: Let the Show Begin"

  • Photograph: Gene Schiavone

    Radio City Christmas Spectacular

  • Photograph: Maria Martinez-Santos

    Brooklyn Children's Book Fair

  • Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics

  • Photograph: AMNH/ Roderick MIckens

    AMNH Origami Tree

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    NYBG Holiday Train Show

  • Thanksgiving Day balloon inflation

  • Macy's Thanksgiving Parade

  • Photograph: Jessica Lin

    Black Friday Shopping

  • Rise of the Guardians

  • Winter on a Flatbush Farm

  • Photograph: Elena Olivo

    Winter's Eve

  • Photograph: Lizz Kuehl

    Hot Chocolate

  • Photograph: Bart Barlow/© RCPI Landmark Properties

    Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting

  • Disney on Ice

  • Circus Oz at New Vic

Photograph: Bart Barlow/© RCPI Landmark Properties

Rockefeller Rink

From the season's unmissable performances, exhibitions and outdoor fun to the festive Thanksgiving Day Parade, we have the lowdown on the very best November activities for families. Click on the link above to download and print out our calendar.


Thu 1 Welcome November with an autumnal spin on the Rink at Rockefeller Center.

Fri 2 Expose your crew to the quaint video games of yore with Disney's Wreck it Ralph, opening today.

Sat 3 Folksy Wisconsin-based duo Fox and Branch take to the stage at Symphony Space.

Sun 4 Bundle up the kids and cheer on the NYC Marathon runners along their 26.2-mile route.

Mon 5 Get kids in the holiday mood with Broadway newbie A Christmas Story.

Tue 6 Let the kids cast a vote in a mock election (and eat cake) at Lefferts Historic House in Prospect Park.

Wed 7 Introduce the gang to the beloved kid-lit maestro's creative process at the Morgan Library's "Beatrix Potter: The Picture Letters."

Thu 8 Meet facsimiles of the Whos and the green curmudgeon himself at CMOM's new interactive exhibit, "The Grinch's Holiday Workshop."

Fri 9 Succumb to the seasonal spirit by taking in Elf the day it returns to Broadway.

Sat 10 Explore the many varieties of practically everyone's favorite indulgence at the New York Chocolate Show.

Sun 11 Get down to the funk-pop sounds and silliness of the Funkey Monkeys at the Jewish Museum.

Mon 12 Sign up for Making Discoveries, a new hands-on wildlife program at the Prospect Park Zoo.

Tue 13 Pack some snacks and hit one of our favorite nature trails in the city to take in fall foliage at its peak.

Wed 14 Bring your Muggle to "Harry Potter: The Exhibition," which returns to Discovery Times Square on November 3.

Thu 15 Pay a visit to the NMAI to see the inspired, animal-centric artwork in the show "Julie Buffalohead: Let the Show Begin."

Fri 16
Start (or repeat) a holiday tradition by taking your family to the annual Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

Sat 17
Meet Borough of King–loving authors and illustrators at the annual Brooklyn Children's Book Fair at the Brooklyn Museum.

Sun 18 Catch up with the Fierce Five on the last day of their Kellogg's Tour of Gymnastics Champions, at the Barclays Center.

Mon 19 Watch this year's origami tree get lit up for the season at the AMNH.

Tue 20
Be some of the first New Yorkers to check out NYBG's iconic Train Show, which opens November 17.

Wed 21 Go out of your way to see the inflation of the Turkey Day parade's giant balloon characters on the UWS.

Thu 22 Brave the crowds and stake out a spot to take in the excitement of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Fri 23
It's Black Friday: Go shopping!

Sat 24 See Rise of the Guardians, a cinematic adventure featuring the Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, the Sandman and the Tooth Fairy.

Sun 25 Prepare for winter the old-fashioned way by crafting wax candles and stitching a quilt at Winter on a Flatbush Farm at Lefferts House.

Mon 26
Be part of Winter's Eve, a festive block party of shopping, live performances and a tree lighting, on the UWS.

Tue 27 Herald in the cooler weather with a stop at one of our favorite hot chocolate spots.

Wed 28
Join in on an NYC tradition by taking the kids (early!) to the Rockefeller Center tree lighting.

Thu 29
Check out the new Disney on Ice show, Rockin' Ever After at the Barclays Center.

Fri 30
Ogle the big-top theatrics of Aussie troupe Circus Oz—trapeze artists, acrobats and a rock band—at the New Vic.

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