A new month has arrived. Bring on the turkey, dressing and Christmas decorations. Here is your monthly roundup of things to do with your family this month. Click to find out more information about family-friendly things to dofree attractions and our holiday checklist

November 4 & 5, 2017

Into the Woods - Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts

Hang on to the eeriness of Halloween through November 4 and catch the final performance of "Into the Woods," a rendition of the modern classic performed by the students at the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts. This is not your average fairytale and is recommended for older children. Get the details.

Journey to the South Pacific - The OMNI IMAX®

Take a day to explore the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History along with an OMNI IMAX® movie night experience. "Journey to the South Pacific" follows a young boy through the wonders of his island life. With astounding graphics, get ready to be amazed right along with the kids! Get the details.

Omni Imax

November 11 & 12, 2017

Firepit Cooking Class and Cherokee Basket Weaving - Log Cabin Village

The Log Cabin Village is hosting two great events Saturday, November 11! First, you can learn how to prepare your own food over an open-pit fire from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. during the Firepit Cooking Class. Stick around for your chance to learn the art of Cherokee Basket Weaving from 1-4 p.m. Both events make for a great day of learning and fun. Get the details.

Log Cabin Village

Pumpkins and Pancakes - Fort Worth Zoo

Now is the time to enjoy pumpkin-spiced everything. Celebrate the ultimate fall treat at the Fort Worth Zoo when you take the kids to the 8th Annual Pumpkins and Pancakes member appreciation breakfast. Enjoy early entrance to the Zoo, pumpkin and fall-themed Animal Enrichment Activities and free train and carousel rides. Not a member? Now’s the perfect time to join and enjoy the zoo all year long! November 11 from 8-10 a.m. Get the details

November 18 & 19, 2017

Turkey Wars - Fort Worth Public Library, multiple locations

Spend the afternoon at Cavile Outreach Opportunity Library (COOL) as they host Turkey Wars. The whole family will get a kick out of helping “free the Turkeys of Novemberland from the Pilgrims frightful feast by learning how to operate and lay siege with DIY catapults and trebuchets.” So much fun! November 18, 2-3 p.m.

Irving Berlin's White Christmas - Bass Performance Hall

Introduce your kids to this timeless holiday classic with some of the most memorable Christmas songs at Bass Performance Hall, November 14 -19. This merry and bright musical is sure to get your kids in the holiday spirit! Performance times and prices vary. Get the details.

White Christmas

XTO Energy Parade of Lights - Sundance Square

Kick off the Christmas season with a 35-year tradition everyone will enjoy - the XTO Energy Parade of Lights. Starting at 6 p.m, witness the holiday festivities come to life including new floats, giant balloons, entertainment, and other surprises. It's best to plan on being there a little early to get a good spot or reserve your seat online. Get the details.

Parade of Lights

November 24, 25 & 26, 2017

Santa’s Arrival - Stockyards Station

Expect a fun-filled Black Friday from 11 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at Stockyards Station to celebrate the official start of the holiday season. Cowboy Poetry, storytime with Mrs. Claus, TWO Herd Cattle Drives and, of course, the arrival of the Big Man himself are just a few of the fun to be had. Get the details.

Cowboy Santa

Here Comes Santa Claus - Sundance Square Plaza

No more waiting in long lines to see Santa Claus this year. You can now check-in using your phone number! Shop or dine in Sundance Square while you wait for a text to say it’s your turn to see Santa near the live 65-foot Christmas tree. Get the details.


Santa Claus – A New Musical - Casa Mañana Theatre

Back by popular demand, Casa Mañana Theatre opens the 2017 holiday season with this delightful tale of Santa on Friday, November 24. The story begins when Santa decides he might retire and the fun, holiday spirit-filled musical builds from there. Get ready for a tune your family will sing throughout the season.  Get the details.

Home For The Holidays - Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra

What better time is there than the first weekend of the holiday season to have a fancy night out with the kids? At "Home for the Holidays," you will have a chance to hear the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra perform your favorite seasonal songs. The evening includes a special visit by a man in a red and white suit. Get the details.

Fort Worth Symphony

The Polar Express: An IMAX Experience - The OMNI IMAX®

Special experiences and memories are what the holiday season is all about. Take the kids to see THE POLAR EXPRESS: AN IMAX EXPERIENCE at the Fort Worth Science and History Museum’s first Saturday Pajama Party of the season on Saturday, November 25. There will be activities and hot chocolate for every "passenger." Get the details.

Panther Island Ice - Panther Island Pavilion

It’s the most wonderful time of the year in Texas when the weather is a bit cooler! Enjoy the Panther Island’s outdoor ice skating rink. It’s the only outdoor rink in Fort Worth and will sure to become a family tradition. Get the details.

Panther Island Ice

Gift of Lights - Texas Motor Speedway

Take Christmas light viewing to a whole new level at  Texas Motor Speedway during their Gift of Lights production. You will see over 500 light displays and be able to stop into Santa’s Village. Proceeds benefit Toys for Tots, Christmas Wish, the Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth, Scottish Rite Hospital, Speedway Children’s Charities, and the Fort Worth Police Officers Association. Get the details.

Gift of Lights