November may be most notable for Thanksgiving and Black Friday, but it also acts as the bridge between October’s festivals and December’s celebrations. This November in Berks County eases into the the holiday season with a flurry of fun events. So, while you may heed to the rules of No-Shave November, or decline a second serving of pie on Thanksgiving, you’re going to want to say YES to all the things to do this November in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region

Here is a sampling of things to do in November in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region

November 1 – 4
Reading Film Festival

An advertisement for Reading Film Fest that includes a marquee of a movie theatre - The Imax. IMAX ia writtten in blue with scolls with the word "Movies" on either side of Imax. Under one scroll is Reading Film Fest, under the other, the Reading Film Fest logo.

ReadingFilmFest champions the art of film. The four day fest is everything you would expect from a film festival. Meet film makers and attend seminars, panel discussions, happy hours, after parties, and of course, the award ceremony. Don’t miss it!

November 3
Diner Day

Counter view of a 1930s diner car, complete with tile floor, wooden ice box and red vinyl covered stools. Visitors can see at Diner Day, one of the things to do in NovemberSaturday is Diner Day at Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles Museum. Step back in time in the beautifully restored Reading Diner car located inside the museum. On Diner Day, enjoy the atmosphere of the 1938 diner while dining on coffee and pie at 1938 prices! Regular museum admission rates apply.

November 3 & 4
Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Festival

A young boy looks at wooden bowls filled with wooden toys and bracelets at a holiday craft show. The Reading-Berks Guild of Craftsmen Holiday Fine Art and Craft Festival is one of the top guild shows in this region. The highly anticipated show gathers fine art artisans to show and sell their equisite handmade crafts. Discover a wide selection of one-of-a-kind items, perfect for gift giving. Treat yourself to beautiful new holiday decorations too!

Family Fun

November 3
Koziar’s Christmas Village

For 71 years, thousands of dazzling lights have brightened the night sky above Pennsylvania’s Americana Regiong throughout the holiday season – thanks to Koziar’s Christmas Village. What started as a love of decorating is now one of the “Greatest Christmas Display in America. Koziar’s is part of many a family’s holiday traditions. Visit and you’ll know why. 

November 8
Elf

A tall, young elf, dressed in green talks with Santa Claus, one of this November's things to do. ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who somehow ends up in Santa’s bag.  Transported back to the North Pole, Buddy is unaware that he is actually human. Eventually, his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause Buddy to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy journeys to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity, and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

November 16, 17 & 18
Reading Blues Festival

Berks Blues Fest ad shows musician Booker T. Jones & Ruthie Foster concert, one of things to do in November. Now in its second year, Reading Blues Fest provides three full days of blues in downtown Reading.. In addition to headliner, Booker T. Jones, you’ll find the festival offer plenty of extraordinary artists.

November 17
Reading Holiday Parade

Santa Claus is on a fire truck, waving to people at the Holiday PA's Americana RegionWhat’s better than a parade, a holiday parade! On Saturday, November 17, head to Penn Street in downtown Reading for the annual  Reading Holiday Parade! This year’s theme is Shine Bright, Reading, and features marching bands, floats, clowns, and a very special guest, at the end of the parade. We’ll give you a hint, he dresses in red. Hope to see you there!

November 17
Bear Creek Brew Fest

A grouping of buildings, Bear Creek Mountain Resort, can be seen against an evening sky. The logo for its Beer Fest, a drawing of a beer mug, filled with froathy beer, is on the left side of the picture.The perfect way to relax before the holiday frenzy begins – Bear Creek Brew Fest. The features 21 of the best craft breweries around.  In addition to the fabulous array of brews, sample the foods of different vendors while listening to the music of Steve Brosky and Tumbleweed. 

November 24 & 25
Christmas Craft Fair

Shelves decorated for Christmas and filled with handmade Christmas gourd santas and snowmen at a holiday craft show.Browse the wares of over 300 local and regional craftsmen displaying a wide variety of arts and handicrafts. Chances are, you won’t leave empty-handed. Plus, enjoy the goodies prepared by the various food vendors and bakeries. open for your dining pleasure. Happy Shopping!

For more Things to Do in November in Pennsylvania’s Americana Region, visit our Calendar of Events