Things to Do for Family Fun in Ottawa in November

Things to Do in Ottawa in November - SavvyMom

Looking for exciting and fun things to do in Ottawa in November? Ottawa offers a wide variety of activities for your whole family! From colourful outdoor fun and trails to holiday markets or special events there are lots of things to do.  Your November calendar will be overflowing with family friendly events that will create lasting memories.

Fun Things To Do in Ottawa in November

Broadway Across Canada

Check out Hairspray at the NAC brought to you by Broadway Across Canada from Tuesday November 14th through to Sunday the 19th. This live spectacle is recommended for ages 8 and up and runs 2.5 hours with an intermission. This fun and vibrant musical comedy is a fun special outing with your older child(ren).

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Jurassic Quest

ROAR! It’s back! Jurassic Quest is back at the EY Centre from Friday November 17th to 19th for your family to experience this lively dinosaur show. Get up close with life size dino’s that are so animated it feels like real life! With rides, play areas and inflatables head out at a time when your kids are well rested and fueled so they can have hours of fun!

Help Santa Toy Parade

Head downtown on Saturday November 18th for the Help Santa Toy Parade. This special parade is not only a fun filled event with a ton of floats, animation and fun but it’s also an important fundraiser for Toy Mountain. Bring unwrapped new toys with you to this event and donate them to help families in need this Holiday Season. Pro tip? Get their early to get a spot right up front on the sidewalk and choose a spot close to a coffee shop so you can grab some hot chocolate and as a customer have access to a bathroom with your little ones.

Ottawa Children’s Storytelling Festival 

Ottawa Public Library and Ottawa Story Tellers will be presenting engaging and entertaining stories in french and english from November 20-25th. While some of these events will be held at local schools there will also be special activities at local libraries and the Odawa Native Friendship Centre.

Santa’s Parade of Lights

It’s a magical night in Orleans for the Santa’s Parade of Lights, a yearly event that you won’t want to miss! November 25th enjoy this special parade by the Ottawa Professional Firefighters Association.  The parade route will move along St. Joseph and head towards Centrum Blvd with a 6p.m start.

Gatineau Olympiques

Want to see some great hockey at a great price? The Gatineau Olympiques offers thrilling and fast hockey in the Quebec Junior League, and they have games almost weekly throughout the season. Plus, if you’re looking for fun things to do in the area in November, catching a game with the Gatineau Olympiques is a fantastic option for sports enthusiasts and families alike.

ADAAWE Indigeneous Holiday Market

Get started on your holiday shopping as you support indigeneous makers with a large variety of products and special items on site for unique holiday shopping. There will be complimentary bannock and tea on site at the ADAAWE Indigeneous Business Hub on Somerset during this special event.

Ottawa Christmas Market

Head to Lansdowne for a magical experience at the Ottawa Christmas Market. Held most weekends from the end of November through to Christmas you may even want to visit a few times! With many vendors, great entertainment and visits with Santa your whole family will enjoy this festive market.


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