Do you hate missing out on something because you didn’t register in time, or get tickets? This post is for you! Here are the family-friendly events happening in November that you need to consider now so you don’t miss out. For specialized library events (i.e. 3D printing, software instruction, programming) that require registration visit this page on their website.

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You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
Frisco Discovery Center
October 30th – November 14th
A musical based on the comic strip “Peanuts.”

Nature Explore Family Club
November 1st & 2nd
Plano Environmental Education Center
Nature Crafts, free. Our mission is to help connect children and families with nature and each other through fun, age-appropriate activities.

Free Acting Workshops
November 2nd: Frisco Discovery Center
November 9th: Church Street Auditorium, McKinney
November 16th: Plano Children’s Theater
One day advance RSVP required. Ages 6+

The Sound of Music
November 3rd – 22nd
Music Hall at Fair Park, Dallas
Maria, a nun who is causing the Abbey trouble is sent off to be governess to Captain Von Trapp’s seven troublesome children. Maria teaches them to sing and Captain Von Trapp to love, but when the Nazis invade Austria, the whole family is forced to flee to safety.

Science with a Princess
Sci-Tech Discovery Museum, Frisco
November 7th: Snow White
December 5th: Elsa
Participants will take part in Science with a Princess, perform science-related projects, conduct experiments, and create themed crafts. $20 Members $25 Non-members

Robotics – WeDo – Family Freestyle
Haggard Library, Plano
Saturday, November 7th
Pick which WeDo robot you want to build in this freestyle session! Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. All Ages PAM Review

Richardson Symphony Orchestra Family Concert
Sunday, November 8th
Eisemann Center, Richardson
Instrument Petting Zoo and Coloring Station begin a 1 pm. Tickets are $9

littleBits: Intro to Circuits
November 8th
Davis Library, Plano
Interested in learning about circuits? Team up to create your own Flash Light and Art Bot using littleBits! Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Grades 4 & up

Junior Robotics; Roaring Lion
November 14th
Harrington Library
Learn about gears and levers as you build a lion that roars, sits up and lies down! Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Ages 7-9

Peter Pan 360
November 13th – 29th
Downtown Dallas Arts District
The one-of-a-kind Threesixty Theatre is a state of the art 100 foot high structure that is part tent, part monumental immersive environment and part luxurious world-class live performance theatre. The production is suitable for children aged 5 and over. All children age 2 and up require their own ticket and their own seat. Groupon deal | Living Social deal

Music Man, Jr.
November 13th – 21st
The Genesis Theatre, Plano
The story follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band he vows to organize. The catch? He doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, whose belief in Harold’s powers just might help him succeed in the end in spite of himself.

BrickUniverse
Irving Convention Center
November 14th & 15th
BrickUniverse Dallas brings the whole universe of bricks together in a fun-packed family event for all ages. Groupon

Annual Tea with Marie
McKinney Performing Arts Center
Sunday, November 15th
We invite you to a proper High Tea served in the wonderful ambiance of Historic Downtown McKinney. The tea is a perfect treat for ladies of all ages to celebrate the holidays. Marie, the Sugar Plum Fairy and her friends from Youth Ballet of Texas’s Krakatuk: A Nutcracker Prequel, will serve you and your guests an elegant tea. $25 per person, $180 per table.

LEGO® Star Wars™ Days
Legoland Discovery Center, Grapevine
November 14th & 15th
The weekend will feature fun-filled LEGO® Star Wars™ activities for all ages including LEGO® Star Wars™build competitions, a large scale LEGO® Yoda™ group build, meet and greet with 501st Legion costumed characters, Star Wars™MINILAND invasion and more. PAM Review

Night Hike
Saturday, November 14th
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Center
Join our trail guides as they lead a twilight/moonlight stroll down the Cottonwood Trail. We may hear some bumps in the night, but have no fear…it’s probably just an armadillo. Howling coyotes, hooting owls, and other nocturnal sounds will provide an out-of-the-ordinary hiking experience. No flashlights are necessary. $10/person. Ages 5 years and up. Registration is required at 972-219-3930 or lisa.cole@unt.edu.

Lowe’s Build & Grow
Saturday, November 14th
Lowe’s Stores
Free kid building event. Registration required.

Brick Universe
Irving Convention Center
November 14th & 15th
A two day show filled with loads of hands-on and interactive fun for LEGO® fans of all ages.

Lego Mini-Build
Lego Store, Frisco
Registration for the December build begins November 15th at 8pm. PAM Review

Snow Queen
Eisemann Center, Richardson
Sunday, November 15th
An elaborate ballet production performed every other winter season by Studio 3 Dance tickets

Room on the Broom
Eisemann Center, Richardson
Sunday, November 15th
The witch and her cat are flying happily on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s belongings. A helpful dog, bird and frog find the witch’s lost things, and they all hop on the broom for a ride. But, this broomstick’s not meant for five. When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? Produced by Tall Stories, Room on the Broom features incredible puppets, original songs and a lot of laughs. Eisemann Extras will take place at 1:30pm day of show. See the website to sign up for Extras or visit us at the table in the lobby at the show.

Seussical
November 19th – 22nd, December 4th – 6th
Plano Children’s Theater
The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many “thinks.” Horton faces a double challenge–not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping, and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family, and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.

Rossini and Company – Family Performance
Saturday, November 21st
Winspear Opera House, Dallas
Sung in multiple languages with English Supertitles. Activities before the performance, no intermission. From “Figaro, Figaro, Figaro!” to “The Lone Ranger Theme,” the music of Rossini has formed the soundtrack of your life. Share Rossini’s fast-paced, razzle dazzle with the next generation of music lovers through “Rossini & Company,” presented by The Dallas Opera. Thrilling young artists perform selections with the acclaimed Dallas Opera Orchestra, as kids learn more about Rossini’s life and work-from the wise witty, and opinionated composer himself! Fun for all ages! $5, or a full subscription to see all 3 family performances is only $12.

Campfire
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Center
Saturday, November 21st
Pull up a chair at our cozy campfire… Watch the sun set and the stars appear as you enjoy traditional campfire fun: stories, songs, and of course, s’mores!  $10/person or $30/family of 4-6. Registration is required online.

Miracle on 34th Street
Dallas Children’s Theater
November 20th – December 20th
The beloved sell-out holiday spectacular is back again! See why audiences were smitten with DCT’s jolly Kris Kringle who rescues a single working mother and her young daughter who have given up on Christmas. Even the hardest hearts will melt as the nostalgic film classic comes to colorful life with holiday music, humor and merry elves. Make this miracle a holiday tradition and see why everyone agrees that Santa Claus is alive and well on our stage! Recommended for ages 6 and up.

Great Russian Nutcracker
SMU McFarlin Memorial Auditorium, Dallas
Sunday, November 20th – 22nd
The ultimate holiday tradition for the youngest to the seniors in every family, seeing Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker creates holiday memories that last a lifetime. Moscow Ballet’s company of almost 40 dancers is the only internationally touring ballet group to perform to critical acclaim in over 75 North American cities annually. Living Social deal

Junior Robotics: Drumming Monkey
November 24th
Schimelpfenig Library
Learn about levers and energy transfer as you build a mechanical monkey that can drum! Registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to session. Ages 7-9

Disney on Ice: Treasure Trove
Allen Event Center
November 25th – 29th
Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with a skating spectacular filled with classic Disney moments. Get tangled up in Disney’s 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your favorite Disney princesses: Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Aurora, Tiana, Mulan and, of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Ahoy, Mateys! Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook & his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land! Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.’ Tick-Tock! Tick-Tock! Don’t be late to a very important date with Alice & the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts’ Army Of Cards. You won’t want to miss this show full of Disney treasures to remember.

A Christmas Carol
November 25th – December 26th
Wyle Theatre, Dallas
The must-see family tradition that marks the beginning of Dallas’ holiday season, A Christmas Carol is a critically acclaimed, delightfully reimagined take on Dickens’ enduring classic. The Dallas Morning News proclaimed this transcendent, all-ages musical treat “socially conscious… and theatrically spectacular.” Join us as Scrooge returns to the Wyly Theatre, where the audience will be surrounded by magical ghosts flying above, scary ghosts bursting out of the floor and snow falling on everyone, bringing this timeless story to vivid new life. Appropriate for families. Recommended for ages 8 and above. A Christmas Carol will be performed in one act with no intermission. The approximate run time is 90 minutes.

A Christmas Carol
McKinney Performing Arts Center
November 27th-29th, December 18th – 19th
This classic holiday tradition tells a powerful story of greed and redemption. On Christmas Eve, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge must first face his dead partner Jacob Marley and then the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

Not A Creature Was Stirring
November 27th – December 23rd
Dallas Children’s Theater
Recommended for ages 4 and up. Come along for an enchanting holiday fantasy hidden within the walls of a cozy farmhouse. On this Christmas Eve, the Mouse Family is jubilantly preparing for the holiday. Decorating, however, requires a harrowing journey to snag a branch from the farmer’s Christmas tree and a frightening episode with the household cat! Journey with two adventurous mice as they make their way through a maze of pipes and passages and ultimately emerge to appreciate the safety and comfort of family. With a delightful showcase of various puppetry styles, this holiday story will give you and your little ones a memorable snuggle.

The Nutcracker
November 27th – 29th
Eisemann Center, Richardson
Chamberlain Performing Arts production of The Nutcracker, featuring New York City Ballet principal dancers Tiler Peck and Tyler Angle.

King Arthur
The Cox Building Playhouse, Plano
November 28th – December 27th
Expect wacky characters, songs, dances, corny jokes and lots of audience participation when Jackie Mellor-Guin puts her own spin on the classic tale.
Rated: G. Recommended for all ages.

Sugar Plum Fairy Tea
November 29th & December 13th
The Westin Stonebriar, Frisco
The tea features delectable desserts & snacks, a riveting story time, a Nutcracker character parade and excerpts from The Nutcracker performed by the Collin County Ballet Theatre Youth Ensemble. $40/ticket