November 2023 Dayton Dozen {Family-Friendly Events}


november 2023 events around dayton

Hope you’ve all been enjoying the Fall festivities and fun of the season so far! Now, the holidays are quickly approaching. Whatever you’re celebrating, we have a roundup of our top picks for family-friendly things to do around Dayton in this November 2023 Dayton Dozen edition. {And, check out our Holiday Lights roundup for the year!}

1. Hedgehog Mystery Magic

November 1
Jamestown Branch of the Greene County Library

Magic and mystery with Segie the Hegie and Erica Carlson. 

2. Canvas Painting and Storytime

November 3
Activity Center Park
221 N Main St

Ages 3-6 with adult companion, $27/$35 resident/non-resident fee. Sign up by Oct 30 for this Thanksgiving story and designing a turkey painting. Hosted by the Purple Paintbrush and Centerville-Washington Park District.

3. Wildlife Encounters with Mammals

November 4
Electra C Doren Branch of Dayton Metro Library

Bruckner Nature Center brings animals to the Library in this program for kids grade 2 and up.

4. Vandalia Pumpkin Smash

November 4
Helke Park
829 Randler Ave

BYO pumpkin and have fun dropping, smashing and destroying them! Debris to be composted after. Free and for all ages.

5. Play and Learn

November 7
Main Library of Dayton Metro 

Children 0-3 yrs and their caregivers are invited to an unstructured time of literacy and learning through an array of toys. Socialization for all.

6. Holiday Arts & Crafts Show

November 11
Kettering Rec Complex
2900 Glengarry Dry

Over 100 vendors to browse enjoy some decorations and handmade gifts to view and purchase.

7. Puppet Show: The Hungry, Hungry Bookworm

November 11
Wright Memorial Library

River City Puppets presents this tale for ages 2 and up.

8. OPAI presents “The Nutcracker”

November 15
Fairborn Senior Center
325 N 3rd St

In partnership with the Greene County Library, enjoy a selection of dances from the ballet and a craft to take home. Registration req starting Nov 1st.

9. Create a Thanksgiving Centerpiece

November 16
Troy-Miami County Library

Attend this adult program with all supplies provided with Trojan Floral. Must register in advance beginning two weeks prior.

10. Mail Your Letters to Santa

Starting November 17-December 4
Mary L. Cook Library 

There’s a special mailbox at the Library to drop off your letters to Santa. Don’t delay to receive a reply from an Elf!

11. Meet the Grinch

November 18
Buckeye Harley Davidson
7220 N Dixie Dr 

Free event to snap your own pictures with the Grinch. Furry family on leash welcome. Please bring a non-perishable food item or new toy for donation. Food truck on site.

12. Diamond Painting Coasters

November 21
Centerville Library

Everything you need to “paint” the projects. For adults. Registration required starting Oct 22nd.

Don’t forget to share your family fun with us! Tag us on Instagram and use #MomsAroundDayton for your chance to be featured.