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November Events for Siouxland Families

Every month I bring you the best things to do in Sioux City and Siouxland, from storytimes and crafts to music festivals, streaming concerts, and holidays from silly to serious. This month, some of the highlights include Thanksgiving and Christmas events, like the Holiday Lights Parade and Christmas at the Homestead. It's also a great month to go for a fall hike at Stone Park!  I hope this event list inspires you to go make some happy memories with your family this month!

in background, a tawny brown feather, in foreground the words "November events for Siouxland Families"


  • Mon 11/1
    • 4:30-7:30pm: Cookies & Cards, come decorate cards for residents of local nursing homes and snack on some cookies while you have fun making!
  • Tues 11/2
    • 4:30pm: Let's Craft at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE, more info here
  • Weds 11/3
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 6pm: Game Night for individuals with special needs at Camp High Hopes, $3 per person, more info here
  • Thurs 11/4
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 4pm: Slime Time at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE, more info here.
    • 6-8pm: Paint and Sip at Oscar Carl Vineyard by Pickled Palette, more info here.
    • 6:30pm: Marking Nebraska: Our (Mostly) Hidden Historical Monuments author presentation by photographer Jeff Barnes at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE, more info here.
  • Fri 11/5
  • Sat 11/6
    • National Bison Day
    • 10am and 2pm: Teen Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Saturday Family Art Lesson: Watercolor Salt Painting recommended for ages 8+ or for ages 7 or less with an adult helper, $7 per artist
    • 11am: First Saturday Family Storytime at the downtown branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 6:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey home game at the Tyson Events Center, more info and tickets here

  • Sun 11/7
    • Daylight Savings Time Ends
    • 2pm: Historical lecture “Struggle for the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom” by Dr. Scott Culpepper at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center
    • 3-4:30pm: Clay Turkey Handprint at Pickled Palette, more info here
    • 3:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey home game at the Tyson Events Center, more info and tickets here
  • Mon 11/8
    • 4:30-7:30pm: Cookies & Cards, come decorate cards for residents of local nursing homes and snack on some cookies while you have fun making!
  • Tues 11/9
    • 10am: Nature Tales at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, for toddlers or preschoolers with an adult caregiver, FREE, registration required by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing TKruid@WoodburyParks.org
    • 10:30am: Beginner Lego Building at the North Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 4:30pm: Let's Craft at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE, more info here.
  • Weds 11/10
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 6:30-8pm: FX Game System at the South Sioux City Public Library, come play for FREE
  • Thurs 11/11
    • Veterans Day
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 11am: Veterans Day Ceremony at Siouxland Freedom Park followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony for the interior of the interpretive center! FREE
    • 4pm: Slime Time at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE, more info here.
  • Fri 11/12
    • 6-8pm: Kids Night Out at Pickled Palette, more info here
    • 7pm: Christmas Now show by the Browns, at the Browns Century Theater in Le Mars, IA. Optional meal begins an hour and a half before the show. More info and tickets here
    • 7pm: All Together Now musical theater revue featuring songs from Newsies, Waitress, Les Miserables, Beauty & the Beast, and many more wonderful shows. Live performance at the New Stage Players theater in South Sioux City, Nebraska. More info and tickets here
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey home game at the Tyson Events Center, more info and tickets here
  • Sat 11/13
    • 9am to 5pm: Tri-State Gamers at the South Sioux City Public Library, come play games with them in the meeting room. FREE, more info here
    • 10am: Handprint Ornament Workshop at Pickled Palette, more info here
    • 10am & 2pm: S.T.E.M. Challenge activity at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE, more info here
    • 10:30am: Saturday Family Art Lesson: Origami Mobiles recommended for ages 8+ or for ages 7 or less with an adult helper, $7 per artist
    • Noon to 4pm: Homestead at the Holidays at Adams Homestead and Nature Preserve, FREE to attend, vendor gifts and food available for sale
    • 1pm: Lewis & Clark Go to Mars (Kind Of) kids event at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE
    • 1:30pm & 7pm: Christmas Now show by the Browns, at the Browns Century Theater in Le Mars, IA. Optional meal begins an hour and a half before the show. More info and tickets here.
    • 2pm & 7pm: All Together Now musical theater revue featuring songs from Newsies, Waitress, Les Miserables, Beauty & the Beast, and many more wonderful shows. Live performance at the New Stage Players theater in South Sioux City, Nebraska. More info and tickets here
    • 6:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey home game at the Tyson Events Center, more info and tickets here

  • Sun 11/14
    • 1:30pm: Christmas Now show by the Browns, at the Browns Century Theater in Le Mars, IA. Optional meal begins an hour and a half before the show. More info and tickets here
    • 2pm: Historical lecture “Normandy, D-Day, and the Chicken Farmer” by Dr. Rudy Daniels at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE
    • 2pm: All Together Now musical theater revue featuring songs from Newsies, Waitress, Les Miserables, Beauty & the Beast, and many more wonderful shows. Live performance at the New Stage Players theater in South Sioux City, Nebraska. More info and tickets here
  • Mon 11/15
    • 4:30-7:30pm: Cookies & Cards, come decorate cards for residents of local nursing homes and snack on some cookies while you have fun making!
  • Tues 11/16
    • 4:30pm: Let's Craft at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE, more info here.
    • 6pm: DIY Fall Mason Jar candles hosted by Sergeant Bluff Parks & Recreation at the Sgt. Bluff Community Center, $8 per person, more information here
  • Weds 11/17
    • National Take A Hike Day
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Public Library
    • 6-8pm: Clay Charceuterie Board class at Pickled Palette, more info here
  • Thurs 11/18
    • 10:30am: Preschool Storytime at the North Sioux City Public Library
    • 1:30pm: Christmas Now show by the Browns, at the Browns Century Theater in Le Mars, IA. Optional meal begins an hour and a half before the show. More info and tickets here
    • 4pm: Slime Time at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE, more info here.
    • 6-8pm: Paint and Sip at Oscar Carl Vineyard by Pickled Palette, more info here.
    • 6:30pm: Native American Quilts presentation at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE, more info here.
  • Fri 11/19
    • 6-8pm: Clay Gnome Workshop at Pickled Palette, more info here
    • 7pm: Christmas Now show by the Browns, at the Browns Century Theater in Le Mars, IA. Optional meal begins an hour and a half before the show. More info and tickets here
  • Sat 11/20
    • 9am: Holiday Collections Craft Fair at the Tyson Events Center
    • 10am: Turkey Trek at the Dorothy Pecaut Nature Center, hike and learn about turkeys, all ages, FREE, register by calling (712)258-0838 or by emailing TKruid@WoodburyParks.org
    • 10am to noon: Kids Saturdays: Farewell to Fall FREE take-home craft kits at the Sioux City Public Museum
    • 10am and 2pm: Teen Time at the South Sioux City Public Library
    • 10:30am: Saturday Family Art Lesson: Clay Turkey project recommended for ages 8+ or for ages 7 or less with an adult helper, $7 per artist
    • 1pm: Family Ornament Decorating at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE
    • 1:30pm & 7pm: Christmas Now live musical performance by the Browns, at the Browns Century Theater in Le Mars, IA. Optional meal begins an hour and a half before the show. More info and tickets here

  • Sun 11/21
    • 10am: Holiday Collections Craft Fair at the Tyson Events Center
    • 1-4pm: Glass Fusing Workshop at Pickled Palette, more info here
    • 2pm: Live performance of Santa’s Christmas Diary program presented by Carla & Curt Winquist at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE *Note to parents: this presentation includes insights from a mall Santa and references to the Sandy Hook shooting, so use discretion in whether it would be appropriate for your children or teens
  • Mon 11/22 
    • 4:30-7:30pm: Cookies & Cardscome decorate cards for residents of local nursing homes and snack on some cookies while you have fun making!
    • Downtown for the Holidays Parade on Historic 4th Street and other downtown Sioux City holiday fun! More details coming soon!
  • Tues 11/23
    • 4:30pm: Let's Craft at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE, more info here.
  • Weds 11/24
    • 10:30am: Library Storytime at the Morningside Branch of the Sioux City Public Library
    • 5:30pm: Turkey Trot at the Sergeant Bluff Community Center, $10 per person, more information and registration here
    • 6:30-8pm: FX Game System at the South Sioux City Public Library, come play for FREE
    • 7pm: Christmas Now show by the Browns, at the Browns Century Theater in Le Mars, IA. Optional meal begins an hour and a half before the show. More info and tickets here
    • 7:05pm: Sioux City Musketeers hockey home game at the Tyson Events Center, more info and tickets here
  • Thurs 11/25 
    • Thanksgiving
  • Fri 11/26
    • 7pm: Christmas Now live musical performance by the Browns, at the Browns Century Theater in Le Mars, IA. Optional meal begins an hour and a half before the show. More info and tickets here
    • 8pm: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas at the Sioux City Orpheum
  • Sat 11/27
    • 8:30 & 10am: Breakfast with Rudolph Take a picture with a reindeer and enjoy a delicious morning meal plus live music and entertainment at the Central Event Center/Browns Century Theater in Le Mars, $14 for adults and teens 13+, $6 for kids ages 3-12, free for babies and toddlers 2 & under. More info and tickets here 
    • 10am: Handprint Keepsake workshop at Pickled Palette, more info here
    • 10am to 4:30pm: Puzzle Party at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE, more info here
    • 10:30am: Saturday Family Art Lesson: Aboriginal Dot Painting recommended for ages 8+ or for ages 7 or less with an adult helper, $7 per artist
    • 1pm: Kids Holiday Cards at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, FREE
    • 1:30pm: Christmas Now show by the Browns, at the Browns Century Theater in Le Mars, IA. Optional meal begins an hour and a half before the show. More info and tickets here

  • Sun 11/28
    • 2pm: A Grateful Feel live musical performance by Mary Watts and Yvonne Hazelett at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, with reception to follow, FREE
  • Mon 11/29
    • 4pm: Lego Building Time at the North Sioux City Public Library, FREE
    • 4:30pm: Teen Time at the South Sioux City Public Library, FREE
  • Tues 11/30
    • NAIA Women's Volleyball National Tournament at the Tyson Events Center
    • 6pm: Movie Night at the South Sioux City Public Library, all ages welcome, FREE, more info here
    • 7pm: Christmas Now live musical performance by the Browns, at the Browns Century Theater in Le Mars, IA. Optional meal begins an hour and a half before the show. More info and tickets here


I do not run any of these events and encourage you to call or visit the websites of the hosting locations, organizations, or stores with any questions and to confirm details. Many paid events and some free events require tickets or registration in advance and some may sell out or fill up quickly or very far in advance. Age and other recommendations are general guidelines provided by the event or activity organizer and should not be considered legal or medical advice and may not apply well to all children.

Know of something fun I should add to this list? Email Me!  

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