November in Norman: 30 Day Countdown to the Holiday Season
With the Halloween “season” over, and Christmas just around the corner, November in Norman is sure to fly right on by! With so much to do this month from Thanksgiving prep, to early holiday shopping, to enjoying the last few weeks of fall, you’ll definitely need a bucket list of “must-do’s” to stay on-track with everything going on throughout November in Norman.
Sound daunting? Don’t worry! Below is our day-by-day countdown to the holiday season - your very own comprehensive list of all the ways to spend your last few weeks of fall in Norman!
1. Wed. - Nov. 1st
Enjoy the beautiful fall colors with a hike around Sutton Wilderness Park.
2. Thurs. - Nov. 2nd
Sip on a local pumpkin spice latte at Crimson & Whipped Cream.
3. Fri. - Nov. 3rd
4. Sat. - Nov. 4th
Stock up on pumpkins at McFarlin’s Pumpkin Patch, located on Campus Corner.
5. Sun. - Nov. 5th
Visit Rusty’s Frozen Custard’s new downtown location for some pumpkin-flavored custard.
6. Mon. - Nov. 6th
Take advantage of Sam Noble Museum of Natural History’s “Free First Monday for Kids” (free for kids 17 and younger).
7. Tues. - Nov. 7th
Warm up on a quiet fall evening with a delicious cappuccino at downtown’s Gray Owl Coffee.
8. Wed. - Nov. 8th
Enjoy caramel apples and other classic fall treats at Apple Tree Chocolate.
9. Thurs. - Nov. 9th
Shop for the perfect fall sweater in The Main District's Carriage Plaza- Cayman’s and The Clothing Bar are a few of our favorites!
10. Fri. - Nov. 10th
Explore the local art scene at 2nd Fridays Norman Art Walk, going on from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. throughout downtown Norman.
11. Sat. - Nov. 11th
Wine and dine at Scratch - a local restaurant known for its authentically-Oklahoman and seasonal cuisine.
12. Sun. - Nov. 12th
Enjoy local music at the Norman Depot’s “Winter Wind Concert Series”.
13. Mon. - Nov. 13th
Start your week off right with a warm cup of local joe at Michelangelo’s Coffee & Wine Bar.
14. Tues. - Nov. 14th
15. Wed. - Nov. 15th
Begin your Thanksgiving prep by picking up supplies along The Main District - Cayman’s, The Candy Basket, and Occasions are definite musts!
16. Thurs. - Nov. 16th
Start your holiday shopping early on Campus Corner - here’s a list of all the shops you won’t want to miss: Campus Corner Retail
17. Fri. - Nov. 17th
Enjoy a classic grilled cheese and cup of hot tomato soup at Midway Deli after a morning walk in the crisp fall air along Chautauqua and College Avenue.
18. Sat. - Nov. 18th
19. Sun. - Nov. 19th
20. Mon. - Nov. 20th
Prepare for Thanksgiving at The International Pantry - Oklahoma’s oldest kitchen supply store - for all the kitchen gadgets you could ever dream of!
21. Tues. - Nov. 21st
Take a break from Thanksgiving prep with a (probably much-needed) quiet walk along Legacy Trail.
22. Wed. - Nov. 22nd
Visit Tulips Home & Gifts on Campus Corner for hostess gifts and any last-minute holiday must-have’s.
23. Thurs. - Nov. 23rd
Work up your Thanksgiving appetite with some family fun at Norman’s Turkey Day 5k!
Before sitting down for your own feast, volunteer at Norman’s local food shelter at the following times: Click Here
24. Fri. - Nov. 24th
Finish off the rest of those Thanksgiving left-overs during a picnic at Andrews Park.
25. Sat. - Nov. 25th
Celebrate Small Business Saturday by shopping local throughout Campus Corner, Downtown Norman, Lindsey Street, The Main District, and Brookhaven Village!
26. Sun. - Nov. 26th
Unwind after an amazing Thanksgiving week at Lake Thunderbird State Park.
27. Mon. - Nov 27th
Don’t let the Christmas season sneak up on you without securing some holiday essentials at Christmas Expressions gift shop on Lindsey Street!
28. Tues. - Nov. 28th
Treat yourself to one last fall-themed brunch at Syrup - their house specialty, “Home Sweet Homa” (sweet potato pancakes topped with marshmallow glaze and crumbled pecans), is the perfect way to round out your November!
29. Wed. - Nov. 29th
Soak up the last of the fall weather with a run (or walk!) out at Saxon Running Trails.
30. Thurs. - Nov. 30th
Fall may be over, but now it's time for December! Kick-off the Christmas season with a hot, peppermint-flavored latte at Second Wind Coffee House.
- Olivia Taylor, VisitNorman Digital Media