It’s November! Find 30 Things to Do All Month Long!

Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade 2019
Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade 2019

November is here! We’re looking forward to the holidays more than ever this year. Decorating, planning meals, thinking about gifts…it’s all a nice distraction from current events. Is anyone else thinking about getting a tree up a little earlier than usual? 

We’ve rounded up some fun things to do this month in Northeast Wisconsin, from Oshkosh to Appleton to Green Bay (and beyond) for your family!

Things to Do in November for Kids & Families

  1. Learn more about Dia de los Muertos, celebrated through November 2nd, as a family!
  2. Wicked the Musical is at the Fox Cities PAC until November 14, 2021!
  3. MasterChef Live! Will feature contestants from MasterChef and MasterChef Junior at the Oshkosh Arena November 5, 2021!
  4. Appleton East Patriot Players present The Wizard of Oz November 5-13, 2021
  5. Drive-thru and pick up a FREE Cookie Cookbook from WE Energies on November 6, 2021, from 9 am to 1 pm at the Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton.
  6. November 6, 2021, is FREE for all families at the Milwaukee County Zoo.
  7. The Green Bay Gamblers Hockey team kicks off their season on November 20th, 2021.
  8. Wisconsin Herd Basketball returns to Oshkosh Arena on November 8, 2021.
  9. Spread some happiness around with these ideas for 30 Acts of Kindness!
  10. Volunteer to help get meals to folks in our community for Thanksgiving.
  11. Sign up to run or volunteer in Festival Foods Turkey Trot!
  12. Drop off some books at a Free Little Library or fill a pantry or Blessing Box. Visit the Hope Fridge in Neenah for current needs.
  13. Check out the Building for Kids temporary exhibit, Run, Jump, Fly
  14. Thank you for your service, Veterans! Get a FREE meal or treat on November 11th to celebrate your day. 
  15. Cooler weather means more activity from the animals at the zoos! Find one on our list of Zoos in Northeast Wisconsin!
  16. Save the Date! – Oshkosh Holiday Parade is November 18, 2021. The City of Appleton’s Christmas Parade is November 23, 2021.
  17. Get your letter to Santa ready to email or drop off at Appleton Parks and Rec! 
  18. The North Pole in Chilton opens on November 12, 2021!
  19. Make plans to volunteer as a family this holiday season!
  20. Walk or bike at one of these trails.
  21. Feed the hungry ducks at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.
  22. Get your tickets for Santa’s Rock N Lights in Green Bay.
  23. Dinosaur lovers can check out Jurrasic Quest at the Resch Expo Center November 19-21, 2021.
  24. These parks have a nice rubber ground!
  25. Go eagle watching along the Fox River.
  26. Explore one of the 12 Nature Centers within an Hour of Appleton.
  27. Head out on a mural hunt! Communities continue to add amazing pieces of public art and we do our best to update the lists frequently.
  28. Lights typically kick off the weekend after Thanksgiving. Check out our favorite Christmas light shows.
  29. Get your tree up early! Check out our Tree Farm Guide for tree-finding spots.
  30. Get out of town! Take off on a day trip!

Make sure to check out our calendar for fun events throughout the month of November! Find everything Fall in our roundup here.

Special thanks to our sponsor FVL Schools!

Fox Valley Lutheran Schools

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