Travel back to the age of the dinosaurs at Jurassic Quest. Photo courtesy of Jurassic Quest
Travel back to the age of the dinosaurs at Jurassic Quest. Photo courtesy of Jurassic Quest

Best Things To Do in DC in November with Kids: Thanksgiving, Festivals, Dinos

With Halloween in the rear-view mirror in DC, we're barreling full tilt toward the holidays.

Naturally, that means dinosaurs. And camels. Eventually, maybe even turkeys. Meanwhile, Reston is sharpening up ice skating blades, Vienna's Winter Walk of Lights is powering on, and Ice & Lights and Zoo Lights are back this season, too. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is virtual for everyone this year.

If you're planning to hibernate at home, we've got plenty of virtual events to share, including an online confab with Santa.

Read on for all our top picks for things to do in Washington, DC this November with kids.

While we try to promote safe activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by wearing a mask and maintaining appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our event calendar to find something else to do. 

 

Places featured in this article:


F Street sidewalk in front of the Smithsonian American Art Museum & National Portrait Gallery

Mount Vernon RECenter Ice Arena

The Wharf Ice Rink - Closed for 2020-2021 Season

Cabin John Ice Rink - Closed for 2020/2021 Season

Fort Dupont Ice Arena - Closed for 2020/2021 Season

Wheaton Ice Arena - Closed for 2020/2021 Season

Canal Park Ice Rink - Closed for 2020/2021 Season

Enchant Christmas - Closed for 2020/2021 Season

National Gallery of Art Ice Rink - Closed for 2020/2021 Season

Top of the Gate Rooftop Skating Rink - Closed for 2020/2021 Season

Washington Harbour Ice Rink - Closed for 2020/2021 Season

Ice & Lights: The Winter Village at Cameron Run

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC
Georgetown GLOW
Georgetown - 10:00 AM Pick
Renewal 2121
Artechouse - 10:00 AM
Groundswell
Waterfront Park, - various times
Stemtastic Virtual Birthday Parties
stemtastic - various times
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides