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Family Fun in November 2020

Don’t Sink Into Winter Mode Just Yet

The days are a bit shorter and the brisk, late autumn chill has set in, but here in NEPA, we’re not slowing down when it comes to family fun. There’s still a few outdoor adventures left in store at our beautiful trails and parks. And as we start to transition to indoor fun, you’ll find small-scale, socially distant activities like creative cooking classes and art workshops.

November is all about gratitude, so let’s give thanks for family time this month. Take advantage of the down time before the holiday rush starts. Trust us, by the end of the month, the sound of jingle bells and a glimmer of Christmas magic will be in the air.

Plan a fun day with the kids and check out our list of family friendly events.

Fun Events for the Whole Family:

  • Children’s Yoga with Hayley Cohen

    Every Saturday Throughout the Month

    The kids will learn basic yoga poses, stretches and relaxation techniques at this weekly class at The Hawley Hub. Classes continue every Saturday through December 26.

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  • Cooking at the Kids’ Table: Breakfast Bites

    November 4

    Kids ages 3-9 can take a cooking class with the pros at Pocono Organics in Long Pond. Their award-winning culinary team will teach kids how to make easy, creative omelets. Two different time slots are available.

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  • Northern Lights Kids Class

    November 7

    Little artists can join this fun workshop at The Arts Barn in Schuylkill Haven. They’ll learn how to blend chalk and create a colorful aurora masterpiece. Tickets are available, and social distancing rules will be followed.

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  • Eagle Day

    November 7

    Get an up-close look at a golden eagle and a bald eagle at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Kempton. The Carbon County Environmental Education Center will give presentations at the outdoor amphitheater at noon and 2 p.m.

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  • Bike Train

    November 7 & 8

    All aboard the last Bike Train of the season! This scenic train ride will drop you and your bikes off at White Haven. Then you’ll cycle 25 miles back to Jim Thorpe along the Lehigh Gorge Trail. With its flat, gentle downgrade, this adventure is perfect for families with older children. Bike rentals are available.

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  • Princess Paint Party

    November 8

    The Grand Bank in Ashley is giving kids the royal treatment. Children will get to meet Rapunzel, paint their own canvas and enjoy themed treats and activities. Space is limited, so book your tickets in advance.

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  • RailRiders University

    Sessions Start November 9

    Train like an all-star at PNC Field in Moosic. Kids and teens ages 7-17 can practice their skills at this indoor baseball training program. Four different sessions are available. Registration is due by November 5.

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  • Just Between Friends Wilkes-Barre Winter Kids’ Sale

    November 12 – 14

    Brace yourself for the next growth spurt. Come shop for affordable kids’ clothes, shoes, toys, books, furniture, and more at Just Between Friends. This massive consignment sale will be at the former Sears store at the Wyoming Valley Mall. To avoid crowds, they’re asking parents to not bring children to the sale this year.

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  • Glow Show

    November 14

    Come learn all about fluorescent rocks and minerals at the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock. Naturalist Rick Koval will explain the science behind glow-in-the-dark rocks and bring along some cool examples. This program is free, but reservations are encouraged due to limited seating.

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  • Kids Creative Kitchen

    November 14

    The chefs at Luzerne County Community College are leading a cooking class for children ages 9-11. The kids will learn to make fun and healthy snacks during this three-hour session. Just make sure to register in advance.

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  • Fairy Tale Breakfasts at the Ritz Theater

    November 14 & 28

    Ariel and friends from The Little Mermaid will be at the Ritz Theater in Scranton on November 14. Then on November 28, come meet the cast from Beauty and the Beast. They’ll also have crafts, sing-alongs and other enchanted activities. Space is limited, and RSVPs are required.

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  • Turkey Day

    November 21

    Celebrate Thanksgiving with the Bloomsburg Children’s Museum. They’re hosting an entire day of turkey-themed crafts and games. They’ll also have real-life turkeys to meet and greet.

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  • Santa Express

    Every Weekend Starting November 27

    Santa Claus is coming to town a little early, and he’s taking a special trip on The Stourbridge Line in Honesdale. Bring the kids to meet Old Saint Nick, ride the train and receive some special holiday surprises.

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  • Joy Through the Grove

    Daily Starting November 27

    Knoebels Amusement Resort in Elysburg is unveiling their first-ever Christmas light display. Drive down the park’s main boulevard and through the campground to admire this dazzling winter wonderland.

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  • Act Out’s Winter Wonderland

    November 29

    Act Out Theatre Group in Dunmore is kicking off the holiday season with a free outdoor festival. Santa and the Snow Sisters will be there for a special visit, and carolers will lead some classic Christmas songs. Hot cocoa and holiday treats will be available for purchase.

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For even more fun events, be sure to check out our November Can’t Miss List.

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