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.