November GoList: Best Things To Do with LA and OC Kids This Month

When Halloween is over, that can only mean one thing: time for Santa. You get a couple of days to donate or cash in all of that Halloween candy before the advent calendars, candy canes, and Hanukkah gelt start arriving. Rip down the Halloween decorations, quick, because some of your neighbors are already prepping their amazing holiday light displays. Yes, November is the sandwich month, and we're not just talking turkey. Read on for our top November things to do in LA, Ventura, and OC. We'll keep adding to our calendar daily and sending our weekly newsletter in time for each weekend, too; with so much going on, we'll have to!

Best Things To Do with NYC Kids: November GoList

The leaves are falling, the temperatures are plummeting, and Christmas decor is taking over every square inch of New York City's seasonal retail space. This can only mean one thing: November is upon us. This month brings lots of family fun to NYC, including mini maker faires, the annual Canstruction, a pair of new museum exhibits, holiday train fun, the debut of a children's film festival, a live-action magic show, and an immersive theater experience for the youngest audiences. And, of course, families can expect some holiday cheer with the beloved Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and other children's holiday events kicking off later this month, including Polar Express train rides and Macy's Santaland.

Discounted tickets are also on sale for a Mommy Poppins Readers' Night at the New Victory Theater for a special showing of the acrobatic Mother Africa: My Home that will include extra pre-show activities for the kids. Grab 'em before they're gone! Trying to rid the kids (and you) of leftover Halloween candy? Donate it to these charities around NYC and globally.

Read on for 16 of the best family outings in November, and for more options, peruse our Event Calendar and Fall Fun Guide

Sweet Ways to Donate Candy After Halloween

For most kids, Halloween is all about the candy. Buckets and buckets full of sticky, sweet treats. Not to mention the candy coma that comes after. There might even be some new cavities as well. Yikes!

But for parents (and some kids), the thought of so much candy coming home only causes a headache. All that sugar can lead to too many belly aches and too many toothaches. Besides using the leftover candy for arts-and-crafts and decorations, there are several spots around Long Island where you can donate candy to a good cause. So instead of sighing in frustration at the amount of candy your children schlep home this Halloween, check out the below for a list of places happy and willing to take that candy off your hands.

STEM Party! 6 Places to Have a Lego or Robotics Birthday Party in Westchester

Have a young robot fan or STEM-minded kid with a birthday coming up? Sure, you could host a Minecraft party at your home with all of the kids fixated on their individual screens in a haze. But why not fuel his or her creativity with a robotics party at a high-tech hub?

We've gathered several ways you can help your child celebrate with science and robotics, either on location or in your home. Looking for more birthday ideas? Consult our Kids' Party Planner Guide

November GoList: The Best Things to Do with Long Island Kids This Month

With fall in full swing and the holidays upon us, take advantage of some indoor activities. Enjoy a sweet day out at the I Love Chocolate Fest. Your little conductors will ooh and ahh at the Model Train Show in Bethpage. Celebrate a 1863 Thanksgiving Holiday at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. See the glitter and gold at the Cradle of Aviation's annual Festival of Trees

Of course, you should still check our Long Island Events Calendar regularly, since it is constantly being updated. And to get this info sent directly to your inbox twice a week, be sure to sign up for our newsletter.

November GoList: The Best Things To Do With NJ Kids This Month

Well, you survived yet another Halloween and are leaping into the official holiday season – and as always, we're here to help you pick the best stuff to see and experience in NJ. Whether you have a Kidz Bop fan, a classic Disney nut, a budding astronomer, or a model train fanatic, there's much to choose from in the month of November. You'll find some Thanksgiving and turkey-related events, and it's already beginning to look a little bit like Christmas, too – with the start of holiday train rides and holiday light shows like the ones at Skylands Stadium and Turtle Back Zoo. You can also get into the holiday spirit by going for a spin at a new ice skating rink set to open Thanksgiving weekend. For even more weekly family-friendly choices, subscribe to our free newsletter. Happy (beginning of the) Holidays, New Jersey!

November GoList: Best Things to Do with Kids in Boston

November in Boston is packed with kid-friendly films, live performances, and museum programs. It's also the start of holiday season excitement. As we update our Holiday Fun Guide throughout the month with the scoop on tree lightings, Santa sightings, winter skiing, outdoor ice skating rinks, and other seasonal fun, there are many great events to add to your calendar right now. Many require advance registration or tickets, so go ahead and claim your seats!


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