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November 2017: Things to do with kids in Thunder Bay

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When the weather is likely to be meh, it’s good to have some options to get the heck out of the house. Here’s what’s on for families in Thunder Bay in November—cool rocks, amazing aerialists, a fancy tea and of course the Christmas parade!

November 4

Frosty the Snowman visit, Toy Sense

Bring the littles to have a visit with Frosty at Toy Sense. Free.

More info Toy Sense on Facebook

November 9-12

Thunder Bay Gem & Mineral Show, Loyal Order of the Moose Lodge

Missed it in the summer? No problem. Take your junior rockhound to see colourful, sparkly natural treasures. Free.

More info Thunder Bay Gem & Mineral Show on Facebook

November 14-15

Elf-The Broadway Musical, Thunder Bay Community Auditorium

It’s Buddy! Live theatre, singing and dancing—what a great way to kick off the holiday season. Watch a video clip of the production here.

More info

November 18-19

Clifford the Big Red Dog Party, Toy Sense

Wear lots of red or a Clifford character costume and you could win a prize! Plus you get to give Clifford a hug. Free.

More info Toy Sense on Facebook

November 18 27th Annual Rotary Christmas Parade, Memorial Ave.

The parade is a holiday tradition for lots of TBayers. Starting at 10am, the parade begins at the Real Canadian Superstore and ends up at the Auditorium, featuring lots of floats, music and characters along the way.

More info

November 19

Champ Chat, CJ Sanders Fieldhouse, LU

Aimed at girls 8-18, this Fast & Female event includes a physical activity circuit, yoga and inspirational talks by great local female athletes including Alannah MacLean and Sadie White (cross country skiers) and Steph Drost (firefighter). Fee for attending, and you get to take home swag like a t-shirt, water bottle and poster. More info Fast & Female on Facebook

November 23

Cirque Musica, Thunder Bay Auditorium

The Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra provides the holiday music soundtrack, the acrobats, aerialists and other performers provide the oohs and ahs.

More info

November 25

Experience the Arts Day, Gallery 33

Drop by this local gallery to see Magic Backpack authors, dance to the Grumpy Grandpas, say hi to Twinkles the clown and yes, TBaywithkids will be there too with our awesome Thunder Bay colouring pages. Free; please bring a non-perishable food item.

More info Gallery 33 on Facebook

November 25

5th Annual Mingle and Jingle with Santa, West Thunder Community Centre From crafts, a bouncy castle and face-painting to snacks, a magician and pictures with Santa, this annual fundraiser (this year proceeds go to Blessings in a Backpack) has lots to offer families. Free except for Santa pics; however you must have a ticket to enter (non-transferable). More info West Thunder Community Centre on Facebook

November 26

Victorian Tea, Thunder Bay Museum

Time for tea? Sip tea, nibble goodies and meet a costumed Queen Victoria at the annual Victorian Tea at the Thunder Bay Museum.

Don’t miss out on the fun! Like on Facebook to get info about Thunder Bay events for families all month long.

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