Kids Events November 2018
Harlem Globetrotters. Nov. 2. The Harlem Globetrotters are a worldwide entertainment icon known for their amazing basketball skills and commitment to goodwill. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans. $25-200. Santa Cruz.
Festival of Pupusas. Nov. 10-11. Fans of Pupusas converge at the annual event shaping up to be the largest food festival of its kind in the West Coast. This is where you can taste more than 30 different types of Pupusas including Shrimp, Steak and Cheese varieties. $6-25. San Jose.
Boardwalk Holiday Ice Opening Day. Nov. 17. The Santa Cruz Boardwalk’s Main Plaza will sparkle with all the fun of a winter wonderland with ice skating and festive foods plus rides, games and more. $14.95 per hour. Santa Cruz.
San Jose Harvest Festival. Nov. 23-25. The San Jose Harvest Festival is known as the West Coast’s largest indoor arts and crafts show, offering more than 24,000 handmade and embellished gifts. The event kicks off on Black Friday and will showcase unique items from hundreds of independent artists. There will also be live music, strolling entertainers and children’s activities. $4-9. San Jose.
SF, Marin & Peninsula
Dίa de los Muertos Celebration. Nov. 3-4. Enjoy a presentation of alters, music and dancing, a complimentary traditional meal, sugar skull decorating and more at Skylawn Memorial Park. San Mateo. FREE.
San Mateo Harvest Festival. Nov. 9-11. Hundreds of artists, crafters, makers and more will be displaying a bevy of one-of-a-kind gifts as the San Mateo Harvest Festival returns to the San Mateo Event Center. $4-9. San Mateo.
Great Dickens Christmas Fair. Nov. 17-Dec. 23. Take a holiday adventure into Victorian London and marvel at 800 costumed characters in music halls, pubs, theaters, dance parties and more. Dozens of lamp-lit shops will be stocked with Christmas gifts. $30 adults, $14 ages 5-12, under 5 FREE. Daly City.
San Rafael Parade of Lights and Winter Wonderland. Nov. 23-24. This event features a holiday market with arts and crafts, live entertainment, children’s activities, snow sledding and one of the largest holiday parades in the Bay Area. FREE. San Rafael.
Día de los Muertos. Nov. 2. Gather in downtown Berkeley for a celebration of those who have moved on with ceramic or sugar skull painting, free skeletal face painting, Mariachi and violin music, food and shopping. Wear traditional costumes and bring photos or stories of loved ones with beads, candles and flowers to add to the community offering. 5-10pm. FREE. Berkeley.
Diwali Festival. Nov. 10. Dress up in vibrant attire and bring the family to celebrate Diwali with Non Stop Bhangra featuring dancing, music, Indian food, henna and more. Sat., Nov. 10. 7:30-9:30pm. $20-25 general, $12 ages 12 and under. Alameda.
Holiday Trains. Nov. 16-18. Visit Diablo Valley Lines’ holiday show, featuring hundreds of model trains representing the mid-20th century through today. 8-10pm. Also Nov. 23-25. $3 adults, $2 children ages 6-12, under 6 FREE. Walnut Creek.
Turkey Trot. Nov. 22. Get up and get moving for a good cause on Thanksgiving morning at Walnut Creek's annual event that includes Kids Fun Runs, 10K and 5K runs, and festival areas with a costume contest. 6:30-11am. $15-45. Walnut Creek.