Day Out with Thomas comes to the Southern California Railway Museum. Photo courtesy of
Day Out with Thomas comes to the Southern California Railway Museum. Photo courtesy of

Awesome Things To Do in Los Angeles in November 2021 with Kids

November brings plenty of things to do in Los Angeles as we gear up for holidays from Veterans Day to Thanksgiving and full steam ahead to Christmas. Don’t miss our favorite kid-friendly events and activities in Los Angeles this month. 

It's a good thing November gives us an extra hour of sleep: with all the big-ticket events coming our way we're gonna need it. This month we can go on a magical journey with Elf on the Shelf, explore the farms of Ventura County, and climb aboard for a Day Out with Thomas the Tank Engine. There are new exhibits featuring the Obama portraits and Jane Goodall, and The Eternals, a new movie from Marvel. And you better not pout, because Christmas is coming and Christmas events like Knott's Merry Farm, LA Zoo Lights, and the Surfing Santa Competition are just a few of the festivities bringing a twinkle to our eyes.

For more fun things to do check out our Fall Bucket List or our Los Angeles Day Trip and Weekend Getaway Guide—and don't forget to book tickets for these Polar Express and Christmas Train Rides!


Places featured in this article:

Southern California Railway Museum

Multiple Locations throughout Ventura County

Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County

OC Fair and Event Center
Free Family Day at LACMA
LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) - various times Pick
Elf-tastic Movie Night and Open House
Woodbridge Village Center - 4:00 PM
Holiday Light Festival Train Ride
Griffith Park and Southern Railroad - 5:00 PM
Enchanted: Forest of Light
Descanso Gardens - 5:30 PM
South Coast Botanic Garden - 5:30 PM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides