Here’s to a month of being extra thankful! Enjoy favorite holiday traditions or try out new adventures with our picks for the best events and things to do November.
A Garden Holiday at Cleveland Botanical Garden
It’s the most wonderful time of the year at the Cleveland Botanical Garden!
Join us for A Garden Holiday Saturday, November 20th through Sunday, January 2nd.
Kick-off the season with festive holiday plants and beautifully decorated trees in our gardens. Be reminded of holiday traditions filled with flora that adorn our home, the herbs, and spices that fill our kitchens, or the fruits and vegetables that we feast on.
Children (and the young at heart) will enjoy special play areas both indoors and out, complete with seasonal crafts, games, indoor curling, and more.
On weekends and every day between Dec. 20 – Dec 31, outdoor activities may include hot cocoa storytime, marshmallow roasting, and community crafts. Be sure to get a picture in front of our stunning 16-foot-tall tree, with handcrafted decorations by a local artisan!
Give Back and Spread Joy
Plan a day for your family to volunteer to help make a difference. See how many of random acts of kindness you can do this month. Gather your supplies to paint and hide rocks to spread a little cheer.
Try a New Park or Playground
Dress in layers and let the kids to Preston's HOPE the gigantic fully accessible playground in Beachwood. Visit the castle like playground and stroll the paved walkway at Metzger Park in Louisville. Play on the multiple playgrounds at Water Works Park in Cuyahoga Falls.
Get Outside for National Take A Hike Day
Lace up your hiking boots and head out to enjoy crisp air and colorful scenery. Hike by the red barn and take in the river views at O'Neil Woods Metro Park in Akron. Take a short hike or long and enjoy the scenic Deer Lick Cave area in the Brecksville Reservation. Try the three trails at Seiberling Nature Realm in Akron.
Road Trip to Dayton
Spot the largest stalactite in Ohio at Ohio Caverns. Get up close to over 150 planes, missiles and other aircraft at the Dayton Air Force Museum. Take a tour of Young's Jersey Dairy farm. Step back in time with a visit to the historic Piatt Castles. Before you plan your trip, make sure to check out our top picks for things to do in Dayton.
Reset and recharge with family with some of these things to do on Thanksgiving weekend, including ways celebrate the holiday at home, outdoor options and other fun events.
Schedule a Chocolate Factory Tour
Take a free tour of Harry London's Chocolate Factory, learn about the history of the company and how chocolate is made. Head to Chocolate Creations in Hartville and for $5 take the tour and make your own custom chocolate bar. After your chocolate fix, check out these other factory tours in Ohio, including virtual tours you can watch from home.
Plan ahead for Holiday Fun
It seems that as soon as Halloween ends, the Holiday madness begins. Get ahead of the game this year and use the Ultimate Holiday Fun Guide to make your holiday planning easy and stress free.
Looking for more ideas & inspiration? Check out our Fall Fun Guide filled with 100+ things to do during the fall season.