November GO List: Best Things to Do! 2019




While Winter and the Holidays are creeping up on us, there's still some Fall fun to pack in, including the annual Pumpkins on Parade and celebrations of Día de Los Muertos. The Santa Claus Parade is November's main event but many other holiday celebrations kick into high gear. November is also great for live family musicals and performances, and it's the start of Holiday fun... Get your calendars ready!


Take your Pumpkin to a Parade
Each year, after the sun goes down on November 1, local parks invite the public to bring their decorated pumpkins, to celebrate the end of Halloween! Some host contests, special activities for the kids, and pumpkins are all recycled! Show off your Jack-O-Lantern one last time. More


See Arctic Dogs
Swifty the Arctic Fox (Jeremy Renner) works in the mailroom of the Arctic Blast Delivery Service, but he has much bigger dreams. He yearns to become a Top Dog, at the Arctic's star husky couriers. Opens in theatres on November 1. More


Make Day of the Dead Inspired Treats
On November 1 and 2, Mexican families bring food to their ancestors' graves, where they eat, drink, and celebrate life. Skip the usual Halloween tricks and treats, and take a cue from Mexico's Dia De Los Muertos Celebration. Here are 11 fun Day of the Dead inspired treats you can make. More


Go to the Royal Winter Fair
The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair takes place every November in the City of Toronto. Come celebrate the best in agriculture, local food, and equestrian competitions from across the country. This year's fair runs from November 1 to 10. More


Celebrate Peanut Butter Lover's Month
For those of you who can't go a day without eating peanut butter, November is for you! It's National Peanut Butter Lover's Month! Celebrate this sweet and salty addiction with these 10 decadent recipes. More


Make Fun Nachos with the Kids
It's Nachos Day on November 6! Nachos can be hot, spicy, cheesy and gooey but one thing's for sure ... they're delicious! Be daring and make these 10 fun and 'not your everyday' nachos recipes your family will love! More


See Pinocchio at YPT
This rollicking new musical follows the much-loved marionette on his mischievous quest to become a real human being. Multi-award-winning actor Sheila McCarthy returns to YPT after more than 35 years to direct the Canadian premiere of this magical adaptation. Opens November 11, and runs until January 5. More


Go to the Toronto Christmas Market
​The magic of the Christmas season returns to Toronto, November 14 to December 22, with the 10th annual Toronto Christmas Market at the Distillery Historic District. Ranked one of the best Christmas Markets in the world, the festival features hundreds of unique and locally handcrafted products, stunning light canopies, family friendly entertainment, heated mulled wine, beer and hospitality gardens, and Santa and the elves, and more. More


Got to a Santa Parade
Santa is coming to town! It's time to dig up your jingle bells and festive decor − the holidays are just around the corner. And along with all the merry moments,  are loads of parades to keep your wee ones entertained. You'll find fabulous floats, your favourite holiday characters, and the famous jolly guy himself. Here are parades coming the GTA! More


Make Bread with the Kids
Homemade Bread Day is on November 17. Celebrate by learning about baking bread. It's easier than you think! Make it a fun day by baking one of these 12 fun breads for kids! More


Go to Winterfest at Canada's Wonderland
Canada’s Wonderland will be magically transformed into a winter Wonderland full of enchantment and holiday cheer during WinterFest! Become immersed in the season’s spirit with spectacular holiday lights and décor, world-class live entertainment, savory treats and fanciful Christmas activities. Select nights from November 22 to December 31. More


See Frozen II
Anna, Elsa, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven leave Arendelle to travel to an ancient, autumn-bound forest of an enchanted land. They set out to find the origin of Elsa's powers in order to save their kingdom. Opens in theatres on November 22. More


Go to the Aurora Winter Festival
The CNE presents this year’s Aurora Winter Festival! Toronto’s Ontario Place will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland with a beautiful skating rink, a tube park, massive light displays, a Christmas Market, amusement rides, food gardens, magical characters, and plenty of other exciting activities. Experience Canada’s largest winter festival this holiday season. November 22 to January 5. More


Go to Music & Truffles KIDS: Mezzo Soprano Wallis Giunta
Give your children their first taste of classical music. Irish-Canadian mezzo, Wallis Giunta, has been named “Young Singer of the Year” in the 2018 International Opera Awards, “Young Artist of the Year” by The Arts Desk and “Breakthrough Artist in UK Opera.” She is a rising star, in demand internationally for her exquisite sound, effortless skill, and intelligent musicality. November 24. More


Catch the CP Holiday Train
The CP Holiday Train will set out once again to entertain hundreds of thousands of people, collecting food and raising funds for food banks across North America. The Canadian train departs Montreal on November 26, wrapping up in the Vancouver area on December 17. More


See Ross Petty's Lil’ Red Robin Hood
The adventure begins in 2019 Toronto where our hero, Lil’ Red, is magically transported to the 16th century and lands in Sherway Gardens Forest. Robin Hood, Maid Marion, and Friar Tuck join Lil’ Red in defeating the evil Sheriff of Naughtyham. Start practicing your boos! Opens November 29 at the Winter Garden Theatre. More


See WHAT THE ELF?! at Second City
WHAT THE ELF?!? is a hilarious, musical extravaganza for kids, parents, grandparents, siblings and reindeer of all ages! On stage for matinee performances from November 30 through to January 3rd. Featuring brand new scenes for 2019, plus all the silly improv goodness that made it a hit in the first place, including original songs. Bring all your little elves down to the Second City for a fun, interactive afternoon, where laughing, dancing and singing along is highly encouraged! More

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