November Events

November is when the festive season starts getting into full swing — Halloween is over, Thanksgiving is fast approaching and Christmas is right over the horizon. There’s also a coolness in the air, with nature extending its invitation to take part in outdoor activities before winter arrives. Take a look at a few of the best events coming up this month.


Nov 30 Small Business Saturday in Downtown Novato

Remember to shop local for this holiday season! Small Business Saturday celebrates the many boutiques, shops and restaurants in Downtown Novato, many of which will offer specials during this event.

Dates TBD Holiday Ice Rink at Union Square

Photo courtesy of Safeway Union Square Ice Rink

Set in San Francisco’s iconic Union Square, this ice rink — the only outdoor one in the city — kicks off its season of outdoor skating and special on-ice events with an opening celebration.

Date TBD Dia de los Muertos

Illustration by Monica Robles Corz

This one-night-only concert at the San Francisco Symphony Hall is a celebration of Latin American music and culture, featuring vocalist Edna Vazquez along with lobby installations by local artists.

Tuesday Night Comedy at the Throckmorton

Each Tuesday’s evening lineup at the Throckmorton Theatre ranges from on-the-rise talent as well as headlining comics from around the world — many of whom stop by to try new material before filming specials or continuing onto their international tours.

Date TBD Glide Annual Holiday Jam

Photo by Alain McLaughlin

This annual benefit concert provides funding for Glide’s myriad programs.

Nov 28, 2024 Marin Turkey Trot

Run off your turkey dinner in advance on Thanksgiving Day at the Marin Turkey Trot, which winds along Novato’s Ignacio Blvd before finishing at College of Marin’s Indian Valley campus. Race proceeds benefit School Fuel, Novato’s education foundation.