November in the Willmar Lakes Area

We’ve been fortunate this year that the warm weather of fall stuck with us longer than usual. But now that November has arrived, so have the colder temperatures. However, don’t let the cooler weather damper your girl’s weekend or a Thanksgiving getaway this month. There are plenty of activities and events to keep you feeling cozy this November in the Willmar Lakes Area! So continue reading as we help you get the most out of your trip!

November is the perfect time to find some new seasonal home décor and start your holiday shopping. Now that deer hunting season has begun, there are plenty of Hunter’s Widows shopping events, and vendor shows to keep you busy. The town of New London always hosts a Home for the Holidays shopping weekend in November that’ll have you checking many items off your holiday shopping list! And don’t forget to shop small and shop local this holiday season and throughout the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend!

November is also an excellent month to get out on the town and partake in local theatre productions and nights of live music at a variety of venues. Along with the area high schools, Ridgewater College also puts on a theatre production in November for you to enjoy. Watch our Calendar of Events for these events as well as a Prairie Arts Choral Concert and Prairie Winds Band Concert that often take place in November.

If you’re more of the “Do-It-Yourself” type or just like to craft and learn new things, November is a great month to enjoy many workshops and classes throughout the Willmar Lakes Area. Rustic Designs Flower Farm and Stacy’s Nursery & Floral both usually host Spruce Potting workshops that’ll get your home feeling cozy and ready for winter. And as we near the holiday gift giving season, many craft workshops can be found hosted by the local libraries and community centers as well as a handful of local shops.

No matter what activities or events you find to do during your stay, you’ll definitely want to try some of our locally unique restaurants that’ll have your taste buds celebrating! The Willmar Lakes Area is fortunate to have many culturally diverse restaurants that serve amazing foods that have locals going back again and again. Whether you’re looking to for authentic Mexican food, unique Somalian cuisine, or you have a craving for Kung Pao Chicken, the restaurants of Kandiyohi County will have you feeling full and happy.

Make the most out of your November getaway to the Willmar Lakes Area with the perfect hotel that helps you relax and unwind after a day of shopping or crafting. There’s nothing quite like a jacuzzi suite and room service for you and your gal pals. If it’s a bit too chilly out for you and you’d rather stay in and enjoy the pool and hot tub, book a stay at one of our area hotels that are connected to a restaurant such as Best Western Plus and GrandStay Hotel & Suites. Otherwise check out the many food delivery options in the area.

So even though the temperatures continue to drop throughout the month, you’ll be sure to stay warm & cozy in the Willmar Lakes Area!

Fish our lakes

The possibilities are endless on our 30 recreational lakes…boating, swimming, fishing, water skiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, hydro biking, paddle boarding and so much more!

Fishing Report

Explore our Trails

Surrounded by beautiful lakes and scenery…who wouldn’t take a hike or a leisurely bike ride to enjoy the view? With miles of trials to choose from, you can always find new places to explore.

Trail Report