Family Friendly Activities in Champaign-Urbana in November are Plentiful
From one food-filled holiday (Halloween) to the next (Thanksgiving), November provides plenty to experience — and not all of it is food-related, believe it or not. Check out our top picks for family fun during the month.
Bella Mia Boutique is feeling festive and the holiday season has arrived. You will be sure to find the perfect gift or something fabulous for yourself: Women’s clothing, shoes, accessories, a children’s department and a collection of gifts. A day you won’t want to miss! Join us Thursday, Novemeber 14th from 11a – 7p and beat the holiday rush! It’s the month of being thankful; therefore we want to express our gratitude for YOU. Purchase gifts for upcoming anniversaries, birthdays, holidays or yourself and receive 20-50% off.
Bella Mia will be CLOSED on Black Friday in observance of FAMILY TIME #optout We invite you to join us in taking Black Friday off from work (and shopping) to do what you love. Skip the shopping lines, #optout, and go eat that left over turkey and pumpkin pie and ENJOY FAMILY & friends. For more information, check out their website, Facebook and Instagram.
What we’re looking forward to in November around Champaign-Urbana
Smile Doctors will pay $1 per pound of candy to the child donating it (up to 5 pounds); all candy will be donated to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.
The opportunities to interact with Illini football are dwindling, and Saturday’s weather seems pleasant enough to enjoy the Illini Walk (12:15 p.m.) and Grange Grove before the game against Rutgers. Stick around for the game to see if the Illini can win their third in a row.
Rantoul is hosting this unique event for the first time. What is it? People use engineering and science-based ways to launch pumpkins. Chances are you’ve never seen anything quite like this.
Central High School students bring The Addams Family to the school’s Decker Theater stage for four performances in November. It’s a spooky, strange, dark and hilarious production.
Market in the Square Concerts at Lincoln Square are a Saturday staple. Concerts occur on the second Saturday of the month and feature live musical performances at 10 a.m. The Nov. 9 performance will feature The K-Tel’s, performing rock and soul classics from the 1960s and ’70s.
Make plans now to join us at our first Chambanamoms indoor playdate of the 2019 winter series. Our playdates are FREE and they are FUN. Join us at I-Power from 3-4:30 p.m.
This is a perfect night to see the nationally ranked Illinois volleyball squad: It is against a perennial powerhouse and, most importantly, you’re encourage to be as LOUD as possible! Check out a guest appearance by the entire Marching Illini.
The Champaign Park District Youth Theatre Program (fifth- through eighth-graders) brings to life one of the most popular Disney films in recent memory. You’ll hear — and can sing along to — all of those catchy tunes.
Mrs. Claus will lead a special story time and children will have a chance to meet with Santa and Mrs. Claus — with pictures!
The third-annual event presents awards to the top three finishers. Registration is required and space is limited so sign up NOW!
The Junior League of Champaign-Urbana is hosting the Family Winter Ball. All family members and children 12 and under are welcome to dance and enjoy a private viewing of the Festival of Trees.
The students are out of school, which means good seats are available and it’s a perfect day to get a glimpse at the Illini, who should be much improved this season.
It’s the perfect way for the kids to burn off some pent-up energy the day before Thanksgiving. From 1:30-9 p.m.
Join the Urbana Park District for a Thanksgiving morning tradition. It’s a one-mile run/walk in Crystal Lake Park, a great excuse to spend the rest of the day replenishing the calories that you burned off in the morning!
Skate off that great Thanksgiving meal and enjoy some family time during the Turkey Skate at the University of Illinois Ice Arena from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 7:30-9:30 p.m.
The Orpheum Children’s Science Museum returns an annual favorite, Snow Globe, now in its ninth year. Featuring indoor sledding, holiday games, crafts, treats, visits with Kris Kringle, and more. The Opening Day of Snow Globe is included in general admission to the museum.
Santa makes his way through downtown Champaign in this annual event that gets everyone in the holiday spirit. The parade begins at 6 p.m. but visits with Santa begin at 3 p.m. Be sure to check out our Parade Guide for a comprehensive list of area holiday parades.