It’s all downhill from here – the holidays will be upon us before you know it! If you find some time between Turkey Day menu prep and holiday shopping, there are plenty of ways to get out and about in the community this month. Tour and enter to win a brand-new home, go for a run alongside exotic animals, or dance the night away at a black-tie ball.

Through November 12, 2023: Norton Commons Raffle House Tour

Take a free tour of this brand-new home built for the 2023 Norton Children’s Hospital Home & BMW Raffle. The three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath custom abode was constructed by Ramage Company and is open for tours every Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors can also purchase a $100 raffle ticket for a chance to win the house or a 2024 BMW X3.

October 30 – November 3, 2023: Día de Los Muertos Celebration

Celebrate Día de los Muertos with multiple days of events at Noche Mexican BBQ. Events include a costume contest, live music, free salsa dancing, and drink specials throughout the week. For additional information and activities, check out the restaurant’s Instagram page.

November 1, 2023: Carol Wyatt: 35 Years of TV Animation & Film

Louisville native and legendary film animator Carol Wyatt is coming home for an exclusive live program about her renowned contributions to the world of animation. The public is invited to join the conversation at Speed Art Museum at 6:30 p.m., with a light reception at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 per adult and free for middle and high school students, thanks to the support of the Bass Family Foundation.

November 4, 2023: ColorFest

Get ready to immerse yourself in the colors of Bernheim Forest. This annual fall festival boasts live music, hands-on nature activities, local food and drink, as well as regional art and craft vendors. The fun runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on both days, and tickets start at $10.

November 8, 2023: Champagne Night

Experience an evening of elegance at Hermitage Farm’s Barn8. The night starts with a cocktail hour in the greenhouse and gardens and is followed by a four-course dinner paired with rare and exclusive champagnes and sparkling wines. The intimate affair starts at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $200.

November 10, 2023 – January 1, 2024: Lights Under Louisville

Take a drive through the Mega Cavern to experience the only underground holiday light show in the world. The annual event boasts more than 40 themed displays, numerous light tunnels, holiday music, and more than six million points of light — plus a holographic Santa. Tickets are sold by time slot and start at $42.99.

November 11, 2023: Throo the Zoo 5K Run/Walk

Dash past your favorite animals at this annual Louisville Zoo run/walk. All participants receive a t-shirt, finisher’s medal, and a zoo admission ticket to be used at a later date. Runners with the most creative costumes receive a prize package from the zoo and event sponsors. Registration starts at $30, and the race begins at 8 a.m.

November 11, 2023: P!NK Trustfall Tour

See P!NK at the KFC Yum! Center, with GROUPLOVE and KidCutUp as special guests. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with tickets starting at $59.95. VIP packages are also available and include premium tickets, access to a pre-show reception, a limited-edition lithograph, photo ops, and more.

November 15 – 18, 2023: Festival of Faiths

Investigate old and new stories through the lens of faith at this nationally acclaimed interfaith event of music, poetry, art, and dialogue at the Kentucky Center. This year’s festival, dubbed Sacred Hearts Sacred Minds, celebrates the power of love to cultivate meaningful connections, strengthen communities, and transform lives. Single-session tickets are $25 each, and all-access passes are $225.

November 18, 2023: Snow Ball

Dance the night away at Norton Children’s Hospital’s largest annual fundraiser. This black-tie event at the Omni Louisville Hotel features an open bar, a five-course gourmet meal, live music, raffles, and silent auctions. The ball runs from 6 p.m. to midnight; tickets start at $450.

November 24 & 25, 2023: Yuletide at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens

View dazzling light and decor displays, capture family photos, check out the model trains, and visit with Santa at this annual celebration. Times vary by date, and tickets must be purchased in advance. Admission ranges from $0 for members ages 5 and younger to $12 for non-member adults younger than 65. (SB Tip: Can’t make it to the event in November? It continues on select dates in December, too!)

November 28, 2023: The Moth StorySLAM: “Give and Take”

Prepare a story of your own or hear others’ tales about the art of compromise — or lack thereof. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are available starting at 3 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 7. The event takes place at Headliners Music Hall.

November 28 – December 3, 2023: Tina: The Tina Turner Musical

Part of this season’s PNC Broadway Louisville lineup, this is an uplifting comeback story about the journey of a woman who broke barriers and became the Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Showtimes for this tale about one of the world’s best-selling artists of all times vary, with performances running Tuesday through Sunday. Tickets start at $46.80.

Have a nifty November, Louisville!


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Lennie Omalza

Lennie is a Southern-based freelance writer. Originally from Hawaii, she is a yoga-loving foodie who travels as often as she can.