November Guide to Family-Friendly Events in Louisville {2022}


november 2022 things to do in louisville

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 town during November 2022.

Fall Fest Live Life

November 5, 2022 | 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
1994 Charlestown New Albany Road Jeffersonville, IN 47130

“Bring your whole family! There will be activities to include face painting, family photos, free food, giveaways, fire pit and s’mores, and outdoor movies for the kids! We can’t wait to see you!”

Fall Cookies and Cocktails Event

November 5, 2022 | 11:30 am
1201 Story Avenue, Louisville, KY

“Grab your family & friends and design along with Sweet June Bakery’s Preston Fouts during our Fall Cookie Decorating Class on Saturday, November 5th, at Work the Metal. You’ll have an opportunity to design four (4) festive Fall-inspired cookies during this 2-hour11:30 am class. In addition to designing state-of-the-art cookies, you’ll also have a chance to enjoy two (2) cocktails at The Wine Bar, 10% OFF at Work the Metal, and so much more. Space for this event is limited, so get your tickets ASAP.”

Tickets are $54.

3rd Annual Cranksgiving

November 5, 2022 | 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
1400 Willow Avenue Louisville, KY

“Cranksgiving is a free food drive on two wheels. Part bike ride and part food drive that’s has been held annually nationally since 1999. Riders of all ages and skill levels receive a map of nearby grocery stores and ride their bikes – regardless of weather — to designated stores to purchase one or more food items specified on list. Everything purchased must be hauled by bicycle, either in a bag, pannier, rack, or trailer. You will return to start to donate the food you collected to benefit Dare to Care Food Bank’s food pantry at Catholic Enrichment Center which is part of their Produce, Pantry, and Commodities Programs. Be prepared to spend about $15 (or however much you can) and ride between .5-6 miles.”

Moon Light Hike

November 8, 2022 | 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
3200 Tucker Station Road, Louisville, KY

“Did you know the Harvest moon falls in November once every three years? Join us for a night hike just a few days before the Harvest moon and learn about historical and spooky superstitions in wildlife. Fall refreshments served afterwards. $20 non-members; $15 members.”

Veteran’s Day 2022

November 11, 2022 | 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213

“To honor those who are serving and who have served our country in military service, the Louisville Zoo is offering active and retired military and their dependents FREE general admission on Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, 2022. Those wishing to participate must simply have proof of military service (including but not limited to: U.S Uniformed Services ID Card, U.S. Uniformed Services Retired ID Card, current Leave and Earnings Statement (LES), veterans organization card (i.e., American Legion, VFW), photograph of yourself in uniform, wearing uniform, DD214 and citation or commendation) and present it at the Zoo’s admission windows. This offer is available at the Zoo windows only and is not valid for online ticket purchases. “

Throo the Zoo 5K

November 12, 2022 | starts at 8:00 am
1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213

“Dash over and join us for the 29th annual Throo the Zoo 5K run/walk. Enjoy the WILDEST 5K in town as you race “Throo” the Zoo alongside some of your favorite Zoo animals!

All participants receive a free cotton t-shirt (upgrade to a tech shirt for an additional fee), commemorative finisher medal and a ticket to the Zoo so you can return and enjoy your visit at a much slower pace.”

Lights Under Louisville

November 11, 2022 – January 2, 2023 | check website for hours
Louisville Mega Cavern

“The Christmas Express is back and better than ever! Each year the LOUISVILLE MEGA CAVERN is transformed into an underground holiday light spectacular for the Christmas season. Sit back and enjoy a 30-minute tour of Lights Under Louisville. What better way to get in the holiday spirit than to witness more than 6,000,000 points of lights and over 900 displays in an open top trailer!”

Tickets start at $34.99.

Father Daughter Princess Ball

November 13, 2022 | 11:30 am to 4:00 pm
1003 East Main Street New Albany, IN 47150

Time Slots:
Session 1 – 11:30am-1:00pm
Session 2 – 1:00pm-2:30pm
Session 3 – 2:30pm-4:00pm

“This Father Daughter Princess Ball is an opportunity to spend the afternoon with your child and create new long lasting memories. With lots of fun activities such as father-daughter ball room dance (yes in a REAL historic ballroom), a magical make over station, many photo opportunities, and time spent with costumed princess characters. Your child will never forget the afternoon spent as a princess at The Pepin Mansion. The Father Daughter Princess Ball is FULL of princess interactions – photos, autographs, hugs, and more! We Princess Promise your little one will have the opportunity to meet each and every character in attendance. Our event is created to please each and every guest, and we know you’ll go home with a smile on your face and love in your heart!”

Tickets are $35.

Nutcracker Tea with Motion Studio Dance Company

November 20, 2022 | 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm
1140 Griffin Street New Albany, IN 47150

“Motion Studio Dance Company presents their annual Nutcracker Tea! Boys and girls of all ages and their families are invited for a fun afternoon at the Griffin Recreation Center in New Albany. Company and Jr. Company dancers will perform excerpts from the Nutcracker, and party goers will have an opportunity to dance and take photos in the Nutcracker themed photo booth. To make the afternoon complete, yummy treats will be served from the Land of Sweets.”

Tickets start at $10.

Winter Woods Spectacular

November 25, 2022 – January 1, 2023 | 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
5216 New Cut Rd. Louisville, KY 40214

“Get out and enjoy this amazing WALK-THRU event at Iroquois Park. Winter Woods Spectacular features millions of twinkling lights integrated into dazzling holiday displays set to music, while guests weave their way through the magical woods of historic Iroquois Park. This immersive holiday experience is like none other, and is great family fun. Make Winter Woods Spectacular your new holiday tradition!”

Tickets start at $10. Sensory-friendly night TBD.

Tiny Art Tales

Every Friday | 10:30 am to 11:15 am
715 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202

“Join us every Friday of every month from 10:30-11:15 am  for movement, music, and artmaking.”

Sippy Cup Stroll

Throughout the month | 8:30 am to 10:30 am
1100 Trevilian Way, Louisville, KY 40213

“Join us for this program specifically designed for young minds! Enjoy an early morning guided walk featuring animal activity stations followed by exclusive play time in the Cub House presented by PNC that includes a story time and hands on activities.”

Included in zoo membership.

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