There is so much to be thankful for this month, and one of the greatest things is the number of fun family activities in the Boston area!
Need some ideas to get out and explore? Boston Moms has compiled a few of our favorite events happening around greater Boston this November!
Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration
October 31 and November 1 :: Copley Square, Boston
The City of Boston is teaming up with Boston’s Consulate General of Mexico to present a two-day Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. All are invited to share photos of those they have lost, which will be displayed virtually and on an altar in Copley Square. The altar will be open for visitors on Sunday, October 31, from 10 a.m. to sunset, and Monday, November 1, from 10 a.m. to sunset. Boston’s citywide altar will contain hundreds of pots of marigolds, grown from seed by the Boston Parks Department gardeners.
Create the Change Day 2021
November 1-7 :: Virtual
This is your opportunity to join Project Giving Kids in the effort to #CreateTheChangeBoston! PGK will host four virtual service sessions in an effort to mobilize youth in all 50 states in the Create the Change Challenge. Youth are invited to serve alongside friends, family, and classmates using dozens of DIY service project ideas. Help to #CreateTheChange by being a part of this special movement to build community and cultivate kindness!
The Pied Piper of Hamelin
November 6-7 :: Brookline
The town of Hamelin has a horrible rat problem, and there’s only one person who can help! CactusHead Puppets presents the Pied Piper in a funny, kid-friendly adaptation of the traditional folktale.
Boston River Run
November 7 :: Boston
The Boston River Run 5K is a spirited, patriotic run that takes place Veterans Day weekend. This family-friendly course welcomes runners and walkers of all ability levels. All proceeds from the event benefit the Andrew Graham Semper Fi Fund.
Boston International Kids Film Festival Online 2021
November 9-21 :: Virtual
This family-friendly film festival presents film work for kids, by kids, and about kids! Short films from around the world will be featured, along with hands-on, interactive workshops for kids to participate in at home!
Master Chef Junior LIVE!
November 12 :: Boston
Come see stars of the hit TV shows MasterChef and MasterChef Junior, live on stage! This family-friendly show features head-to-head cooking demonstrations and exciting challenges with past MasterChef Junior contestants!
Christmas Festival of Lights at Edaville Family Theme Park
November 12-December 31
It is the moment we have been waiting for! Edaville is open again! Admission to the park includes the Christmas Festival of Lights, plus unlimited use of Edaville rides.
November 14 :: Bedford
Get a kick start on your holiday shopping while supporting the graduating class of Bedford High School! Local artists and artisans share their talents with food, gifts, art, and more!
November 19-21 :: Quincy
The Snowbound Festival includes multi-sensory, immersive experiences to kick off winter! Come embrace all things winter at this fun festival!
Magic of Lights at Gillette Stadium
November 19-December 24 :: Foxboro
Get into the holiday spirit at this magical drive-through experience! Your favorite holiday themes and characters sparkle with beauty at this gorgeous experience.
Marshfield Holiday Light Show
November 19-December 20 :: Marshfield
The Marshfield Fairgrounds are twinkling with holiday cheer for the second year at this beautiful holiday display! Drive through the sparkling lights as they flash in time to your favorite holiday songs!
America’s Hometown Thanksgiving Parade Celebration
November 20 :: Plymouth
Watch Thanksgiving come alive as pilgrims, Native Americans, soldiers, patriots, and pioneers proudly climb out of the history books and onto the streets of Plymouth! The opening ceremonies begin at DCR Pilgrim Memorial Park at 10:30 a.m., and the parade begins at 11:00 a.m.
The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical
November 26 :: Boston
Come catch your favorite holiday tradition live on stage! Visit Santa’s workshop in this spectacular musical production!
Sir George and the Dragon at Puppet Showplace
November 27-28 :: Brookline
Join an adventurous princess as she journeys to Mystery Mountain to visit the Great Green Dragon in this family-friendly, interactive puppet experience!
Tots in the Kitchen
November 30 :: Dover
Come make a mess in the kitchen at Powisset Farm! Little ones between 2.9 and 5 will learn the basics of cooking while making a simple muffin or cookie!