30 Cool Things To Do In November

We know there is plenty of celebrating to be had on this last day of October but if you’re looking to do a little planning for November, check out this roundup of 30 cool things to do in November in Boston and beyond…one idea for every day of the month!

November 1: Learn how birds, mammals, and plants prep for winter during a Late Fall Terrific Toddlers hike (Topsfield)

November 2: At Franklin County Cider Days there are tours, cider tastings, workshops, and more in venues that span the area (Various Locations)

November 3: Bring those soggy pumpkins to The Great Pumpkin Chuck (Southborough)

November 4: Russell Orchards hosts its annual Apples and Wine Festival with fruit wines and hard ciders, live folk music, hands-on cider pressing, make-your-own apple pie, and apple samples all weekend (Ipswich)

November 5: This month’s MFA Playdate focuses on “Friendly Faces” and offers a sensory-friendly tour for those who need it (Boston)

November 6: Kids discover science and engineering concepts with stories and hands-on experiences at Tinker Tykes (Boston)

November 7: Cider in the City celebrates all things apple with hot cider, hard cider, apple pastries, music, and a delicious spread of local cheese paired with heirloom apple varieties to sample (Chestnut Hill)

November 8: It’s pirate stories, play, and art at the Cape Ann Museum (Gloucester)

November 9: The Polar Express™ 4-D Experience opens at the Museum of Science (Boston)

November 10: Make your way to Bonaparté’s Family Magic Concert, featuring astounding magic, hilarious comedy, oodles of audience participation, and the dramatic appearance of his adorable furry and feathered friends (Brookline)

November 11: Honor our veterans and learn about the daily struggles of crew members on board “Old Ironsides” faced during the War of 1812 and how their stories continue to inspire people (Charlestown)

November 12: Stacey Peasley performs (Wayland)

November 13: Create simple snacks, build number literacy, experiment with new foods, and enhance fine motor skills at The Edible Alphabet Food Class for Toddlers and Grown-Ups (Belmont)

November 14: Fill a morning with art, play, stories, and nature in the deCordova’s 30-acre Sculpture Park, then take time to create your own luminous mini-sculpture inspired by Sheila Pepe’s mixed media “votives” (Lincoln)

November 15: Take in a performance of Junie B. Jones the Musical (Westwood)

November 16: The Boston International Kids Film Festival opens with two feature films (Somerville)

November 17: Learn about wild turkeys, go for a hike, and scout for evidence of the autumn’s woodland wild harvest during Terrific Turkeys and Fall Harvest at Laughing Brook (Hampden)

November 18: Rock out with Vanessa Trien & The Jumping Monkeys (Brookline)

November 19: Stop by the 25th Annual Festival of Trees (Methuen)

November 20: Teens can drop in at this Studio Art Class (Wakefield)

November 21: Take in 30 fanciful trees and wreaths with original ornaments inspired by acclaimed children’s storybooks and contemporary picture book favorites at Family Trees: A Celebration of Children’s Literature (Concord)

November 22: Join the Wampanoag Nation Singers and Dancers as they share their history and modern culture in a performance that culminates with a full audience powwow in honor of Native American Heritage Month (Boston)

November 23: The Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary Fall Festival draws a special crowd every year with its day-after-Thanksgiving hayrides, face painting, live music, and crafts for kids (Vineyard Haven)

November 24: The annual Historic Holidays event features reenactors from many different time periods, hearth cooking demonstrations, mulled cider, holiday music from across the centuries, a dress-up booth, and pomander or craft table (Danvers)

November 25: Somerville Local First returns with 40+ vendors ready to make your shopping list obsolete (Somerville)

November 26: Attend the Candy Cane Tea at the Boston Public Library (Boston)

November 27: Visit Night Lights: Winter Reimagined for a magical light display (Boylston)

November 28: Head to Faneuil Hall for the Blink! Light and Sound Show (Boston)

November 29: Get your shopping done when Gore Place hosts Handmade for the Holidays (Waltham)

November 30: Stop by the SoWA Winter Festival for food trucks, live ice sculpting, handmade gifts, and more (Boston)