Terrific Things To Do in Boston in November with Kids

The Boston River Run is a great 5k for kids that like to run with a loop along the Charles River on Soldiers Field Road. Photo courtesy of Active.com/brighton-ma
The Boston River Run is a great 5k for kids that like to run with a loop along the Charles River on Soldiers Field Road. Photo courtesy of Active.com/brighton-ma

Welcome November, the month when fall beauty transitions into the excitement for approaching holidays and winter days, and there's tons of terrific things to do in Boston with kids. Families can line up for the 2021 Boston Veterans Parade to honor those who have served, experience America's Hometown Thanksgiving Celebration in Plymouth or the New England Harvest Feast, and marvel at the returning Magic of Lights at Gillette Stadium. 

In addition to Veterans Day and Thanksgiving, celebrate National Native American Heritage Month with Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers. November calendar celebrations also include Go to an Art Museum Day, National Take a Hike Day, and Aviation History Month. The cool, crisp weather is an ideal time to enjoy a hike around Boston, or take in a musem for art and history. The Museum of Fine Arts and many art centers offer art classes for kids. Also high on our list of museums is the not-too-far New England Air & Space Museum in Connecticut, and the many Boston museums offering kids under 6 free admission.  

Find more top things to do with our list of best fall activities and our Day Trip and Weekend Getaways Guide, and get a jump on tickets for some amazing Polar Express and Christmas Trains.

We’re adding more events to our family activity calendar every day, so don’t forget to check it frequently. 

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ARTfull Play
the hive at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum - 10:30 AM
Are COVID Vaccines Safe for Children?
Cambridge Health Alliance - 7:00 PM
Reindeer Quest
Chestnut Hill Farm - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides