November GoList: The Best Things To Do with Philly Kids this Month

Fun Events for Families in Philadelphia

It's hard to believe the holidays are already right around the corner, but here we are! This month brings Thanksgiving and next up it's Christmas and Hanukkah. If you've already burned through all the fall fun the Delaware Valley has to offer, we've got plenty more to do this month. If you want to get in some relaxation before Santa comes to town, then try a fall-friendly weekend getaway with the faimily.

To see everything happening in November, visit our events calendar.

1. Peddler's Village Apple Festival- Lahaska
Saturday & Sunday, November 3-4, 2018
Celebrate all things apple at this fun festival. Sample 12 different varieties of apple from local Bucks County orchard, Bechdolt's Orchards. Live entertainment, apple pie eating contests, and some sweet treats will also be available.

2. Election Day Festival - Philadelphia
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Visit the Please Touch Museum to learn about the voting process. Kids can meet the candidates, complete a ballot, march in a parade, and listen to stories.

Children lead the charge along with a reenactor. Photo courtesy of Fort Mifflin

3. Siege Weekend- Philadelphia
Saturday & Sunday, November 10-11, 2018
Visit Fort Mifflin to see over 200 reenactors and historians show their gear, weapons, and personal collections. Learn about battlefield medicine, see weapon demonstrations, and participate in a scavenger hunt.

4. Train Festival - Camden, NJ 
Saturday and Sunday, November 10-11, 2018
If there is a train lover in your house, a visit to the Camden Children’s Garden is sure to keep him/her entertained. Children can make train-themed crafts, listen to train stories and play train-themed games..

5. Grand Illumination Celebration - Lahaska 
Friday, November 16, 2018
It is that magical time of year when the world looks a little more peaceful decorated in lights. So, take a visit to Peddler's Village and watch Santa himself light up the holiday display at 6:15 PM sharp. Free cider and marshmallow toasting is available for visitors.

6. The National Dog Show - Oaks
Saturday and Sunday, November 17-18, 2018
Every year, The Greater Philadelphia Expo Center hosts The National Dog Show. Visitors can expect to see 2,000 show dogs representing over 150 breeds. Besides watching the dogs, family-friendly activities are available to keep children entertained. Saturday's hours are 8 AM- 6 PM and Sunday's hours are 8:30 AM - 5 PM. It is important to note that visitors are not allowed to bring their own dogs or strollers.

Everyone loves a parade...especially 6abc Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade. Photo courtesy of 6abc

7. 6abc Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade- Philadelphia
Thursday, November 22, 2018
No Thanksgiving Day is complete with out a parade. Whether you watch from home or celebrate downtown, the 6ABC Thanksgiving Day Parade is a great family tradition, celebrating its 99th year!

8. Kennett Square Holiday Light Parade - Kennett Square
Friday, November 23, 2018
Downtown Kennett Square kicks off the holiday season with street festivities and its Holiday Light Parade. Even Santa and Mrs. Claus make an appearance at this outdoor celebration.

9. Wild Wizarding Weekend - Philadelphia 
Friday-Sunday, November 23-25, 2018
Explore the magical world of the Academy of Natural Science’s phenomenal beasts with a weekend of spellbinding, hands-on activities. Guests can meet the Academy’s own live beasts and learn about the real animals that inspire your favorite wizarding stories.

10. Macy's Christmas Light Show - Philadelphia 
Daily,  November 23-December 31, 2018
Experience a Philadelphia tradition at Macy's Christmas Lights Show. In addition to the light show, Macy's offers a free Christmas Concert which is open to all, as well as the charming Dickens Christmas Village on the 3rd floor.

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