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100 Events and Things To Do in Orlando November 2023

Updated: Dec 12, 2023

As we run away from all the scares of spooky season in October, we look forward to having a holly jolly time here in Orlando as November rings in the start of the holiday season, and with so many events to be thankful for, check out our list!


100 Events and Things To Do in Orlando November 2023

The Top Things To Do in Orlando this November


WOW, October, was such a busy month full of amazing Halloween and Fall events here in Orlando, but just because all the spooky fun is behind us don't think that November is a quiet month here in Central Florida because now we head straight into the holiday season, oh and we still have some spooky fun, and fall festivities happening too!


The theme parks will be decked out for the holidays with special events, parades, and after hours parties, we have Santa arriving this month, and it is of course Veteran's Day this month, plus we have so many local holiday events that whether you're visiting the area on vacation, or you're an Orlando local you won't be stuck for something special to do, so check out our list of the best things to do throughout the month of November, and enjoy.


Happy November, Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays!






 


MULTI-DAY EVENTS


2023 Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Select Nights, Now - November 1, 2023

Get ready for a spooktacular celebration with plenty of tricks and treats at this year's Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, happening now through November 1, 2023.


Enjoy spellbinding entertainment including shows, a parade, fireworks, Disney characters dressed in their Halloween best, and so much more.


This limited-capacity, nighttime event starts at 7 pm and allows guests to experience shorter wait times on attractions, themed food and beverage and more


The Orlando Film Festival 2022 Returns This Fall To Downtown Orlando

Orlando Film Festival
October 26 - November 2, 2023

The Orlando Film Festival is an immersive eight-day experience that includes more than 300 films and industry panels and workshops, all geared to the 300+ indie filmmakers and 12,000 in attendance.


This years event takes place from October 26 - November 2, 2023, with nightly parties and a variety of professional activities encourage important networking opportunities. The festival culminates with an award ceremony featuring prizes valued at more than $1 million.


Located in the heart of Orlando, the Orlando Film Festival is produced by working filmmakers and industry professionals. All film screenings are presented with Q&As and filmmakers experience an unprecedented career-enhancing connection to our community.


Audiences and filmmakers get an immersive experience full of spirited Q&As, panel discussions, workshops and script reads with industry professionals from around the world.


Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando Resort

Halloween Horror Nights At Universal Orlando Resort

Select Nights, Now - November 4, 2023

Halloween Horror Nights (HHN) at Universal Orlando Resort is huge, its one of the biggest Halloween events in Florida, and features horror of all genres, from cinematic greats and crazed cult favorites to the park’s original abominations, and each year the legend grows and the experience reaches beyond your wildest nightmares.


Halloween Horror Nights 32 includes 10 terrifying haunted houses, 5 sinister scare zones and live entertainment.


This year's haunted houses include The Exorcist: Believer, Chucky: Ultimate Kill Count, Universal Monsters: Unmasked, Stranger Things 4, and The Last of Us..


Scream-A-Geddon Haunt


Scream-A-Geddon

Now - November 4, 2023

If you go down to the woods this spooky season your in for a horrific surprise... Scream-A-Geddon in Dade City is BACK!


Spread across 20 acres in a remote corner of Pasco County, the scariest of horror parks, Scream-A-Geddon Horror Park has five haunted houses, a zombie paintball fight and monsters who can and will grab you!


Scream-A-Geddon is only a miserable 1 hour, 30 minute drive from Orlando, and it is so worth it, if you dare....


This years event features the all new haunted house, Breach. Enter if you dare, but you may never come out, plus returning this year is fan favorite's, Rage 3D, Floodwater Bayou, Ravenhill Asylum, Demon's Revenge, and of course it wouldn't be Scream-A-Geddon without Zombie Paintball Assault!!


Fear Reach Scream Park Central Florida

Fear Reach Scream Park
Select Nights, Now - November 4, 2023

Far Reach Ranch in Tavares is home to a brand new terrifying haunted attraction for 2023 called Fear Reach Scream Park.


Fear Reach Scream Park will be open every Friday and Saturday from September 29 - November 4, plus Halloween night itself on October 31. Regular hours will be 7 pm - 12 am.


This new haunted attraction has 3 haunted attractions, Grimoire Manor, Bloodline Barn, and Chainsaw Chase, then at Pitchfork Parlor you can enjoy spooky cocktails from the bar and live music featuring a punk/rockabilly band, plus try your hand at axe throwing and carnival games in Dr. Deviant’s Game Emporium!


Sir Henry Haunted Trail Plant City

Sir Henry Haunted Trail

Select Nights, Now - November 4, 2023

The one of a kind outdoor haunted attraction, Sir Henry’s Haunted Trail is celebrating 10 seasons of horror this spooky season, guests can expect an all new attraction - a haunted hayride, as well as brand new themes for every trail including the return of many fan favorite characters!


This years event will run select nights from September 29 - November 4, and will feature 3 haunted experiences, Legends Of Halloween haunted hayride, 2 escape rooms, plus laser tag, and axe throwing.


The three new trail for this years event are Tales Of The Dead, Wicked Waters and Moonlight Massacre.


Sir Henry Haunted Trail is a horrific one hour drive from Orando in your doom buggy.


The Haunting of River Ranch

The Haunting of River Ranch
Every Fri/Sat, Now - November 4, 2023

Westgate River Ranch Resort & Rodeo is is back with bone-chilling excitement, as the resort hosts the second chapter of the annual The Haunting of River Ranch.


From September 29 – November 4, 2023, guests of Westgate River Ranch and the public are invited to immerse themselves in The Haunting of River Ranch. This year's event features the Cowboy Adventure Park & Florida Fair, a haunted hayride and an all-new haunted house, intertwined with a captivating original narrative.


Beach Nights return to Aquatica Orlando Water Park with holiday movies on the beach!

Beach Nights at Aquatica Orlando
Saturdays, October 28 - December 23, 2023

Every Saturday, beginning October 28, guests can visit Aquatica Orlando for daytime fun, and then when the sun goes down, guests can watch some of their favorite family-friendly holiday movies on the beach, and it’s all included with park admission. Guests are encouraged to bring a towel or take a seat in one of the many lounge chairs available and enjoy this special experience.


Fresh popcorn, delicious food & snacks, hot chocolate, drinks and specialty cocktails will be available for purchase at Kura’s Beachside Panini and Motu’s Beach Bar.


Beach Nights movie lineup includes:

November 4 - The Muppet Christmas Carol

November 11 - National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

November 18 - The Grinch (2018)

November 25 - The Polar Express

December 2 - Elf

December 9 - The Santa Clause

December 16 - The Polar Express

December 23 - Elf



The Addams Family School Edition – A New Musical
November 2 - 4, 2023

THE ADDAMS FAMILY, a comical feast that embraces the wackiness in every family, features an original story about every father’s nightmare: Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart, young man from a respectable family – a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn’t upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before – keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s “normal” boyfriend and his parents.



Central Florida International Auto Show
November 2 - 5, 2023

New cars, trucks and SUVs will fill the Orange County Convention Center for the Central Florida International Auto Show!


Orlando Shakes shines a spotlight on the popular play-reading festival, PlayFest 2023

PlayFest
November 3 - 4, 2023

Central Florida's largest professional theater company, Orlando Shakes, and The Arts Bridge Charity presents PlayFest 2023, a play-reading festival that helps to develop the works of six dynamic playwrights and their groundbreaking new plays.


PlayFest 2023 which takes place at Orlando Shakes, will consist of six new play readings presented over two weekends, October 27 - 29 and November 3 - 4, 2023.


During each reading, patrons will experience groundbreaking new works while participating in the creative process by sharing their reactions directly with the playwright and creative team at a post-show talkback.


Single tickets are just $15 each per play reading. Plus, for just $20 more, join Orlando Shakes on Saturday, November 4 for a buffet-style dinner (catered by Pig Floyds) with select available playwrights and directors in-between readings that day!


For more information or to order your tickets to PlayFest 2023, please call 407-447-1700 or visit here.



52nd Annual Fall Fiesta in the Park
November 4 - 5, 2023

Orlando's longest-running tradition the Fall Fiesta in the Park returns to Lake Eola Park for its 52nd year!

Celebrate the beauty of the season as hundreds of amazing artists and crafter booths with surround the park, plus enjoy a variety of food vendors, live entertainment, and a kid's zone.


Adult Vampire Experience, Nosferatu returns to Orlando this fall

Nosf3ratu at The Ren Theater
Now - November 5, 2023

Nosferatu is returning to Orlando for year 3! Renaissance Theatre Company have revealed that the re-re-vamped adult horror experience Nosferatu is back following a sold out run in 2022. This years experience has been totally re-vamped, so returning guests will join new patrons to experience it all for the first time.


Every inch of the Ren's 15,468 square foot warehouse in Downtown Orlando will be converted into an exciting maze of elaborately designed shadowy scenes, with the audience moves from room to room, encountering performers behind every secret door.


The great thing about this experience is that every guest has a unique experience, with the cast of 32 vampires leading the audience into hidden corners of the building, where they play out scary, and sexy scenarios during the 90-minute experience.


One the experience is over, new this year is VBar, the sexy nightclub where thirsty vampires meet their prey opens late for a completely different experience. Sexy vampires, live entertainment, and bloody good cocktails. See the show, stay for the party.


Nosferatu is for adults 18+ Strong sexuality including nudity. Sadism, blood, gore, and violent themes. Expect haze and fog, strobing and moving lights, complete darkness. Loud sounds and music throughout. Audience will move from space to space through dark corridors on foot. Check out rentheatre.com for details.


Maker Faire Orlando

Maker Faire Orlando
November 4 - 5

Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music, and hands-on activities.


The family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness returns Nov. 4 - 5, 2023 where people show what they are making and share what they are learning at the 11th annual event to be held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.


Individuals behind the exhibits are known as ‘makers’ and range from tech enthusiasts to crafters and scientists to garage tinkerers of all ages and backgrounds. The two-day event is expected to draw 15,000 attendees and includes 200+ exhibits, Power Racing, Combat Robots, Nerdy Derby, cosplay makers, and much more on display throughout three air-conditioned exhibit halls, as well as green spaces filled with hands-on activities, workshops, and competitions.



Southern Hills Farm Fall Festival

Southern Hills Farm Fall Festival
Thursday - Sunday, Now - November 12. 2023

The 8th Annual Fall Festival is happening at 16651 Schofield Rd, Clermont, FL 34714, each Thursday-Sunday between Sept. 23 and Nov. 12.


Fall Festival Fun Includes: Kids Zone, 5-acre corn maze, farm wagon rides, yard games, U-pick sunflower and zinnia fields, pumpkin patch barn with a wide variety of beautiful and unique pumpkins of all sizes and colors, beautiful rooftop deck, picture perfect photo op areas for your fall family photos, and more!



The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival
Now - November 18, 2023

The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival is dishing up delights at Walt Disney World Resort now through until November 18, 2023.


Get ready to sip and savor at more than 25 Global Marketplaces throughout EPCOT, including returning favorites such as The Fry Basket, Flavors from Fire, Canada, India and Spain. Several new Global Marketplaces will open later during the festival as summer turns to fall.


The festival has also welcomed back the popular Eat to the Beat Concert Series presented by Florida Blue Medicare at America Gardens Theatre.



Bounce The City at The Florida Mall
Weekends, Now - November 19, 2023

Bounce, slide and dance your way through a surreal, candy-colored wonderland featuring huge inflatables, silent disco dome, 600ft long obstacle course, giant ball pit, inflatable sports arena & more at Bounce The City at The Florida Mall..


With colorful characters & Instagrammable moments to be discovered at every turn, the mall is literally brought to life in this immersive, one of a kind experience that can be enjoyed by both the young, and the young at heart


Annual Great Scott Farms Fall Festival
Saturdays and Sundays, Now – November 26, 2023

At Great Scott Farms, 26216 County Road Mount Dora 32757, get lost in a huge 6.5 acre corn maze! Jump on a huge jumping pillow, slide down a 60ft super slide, play on the giant castle-like playground and much more!


You can take an audio tour of the farm on the hay ride while learning about what they grow and their history. Check out their Market, Cafe, and food vendors.


 Holiday Lights at Island H20 Water Park

Holiday Lights at Island H20 Water Park
November 8 - December 31, 2023

Island H20 Water Park has revealed that Holiday Nights, an exciting new island-themed holiday light spectacular will take place select nights at the Kissimmee water park from November 8 to December 31.


This sparkling new event will feature countless twinkling lights, enchanting displays, live entertainment, and delightful treats, all while supporting a charitable cause.

Visitors can look forward to hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights, themed displays, unique photo spots, live entertainment, and tantalizingly themed treats and gifts, all which will transform Island H2O Water Park into an extravaganza for the whole family.


Tickets are available for purchase from Nov. 1 at Islando H2O Water Par for $34.99 per adult / $29.99 per child with a portion of proceeds supporting Kissimmee's Give Kids The World Village.


Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Select Nights, November 9 - December 22, 2023

One of Walt Disney World's favorite holiday tradition, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party is returning to Magic Kingdom Park this year.


On 25 select nights, Nov. 9 - Dec. 22, this separately ticketed event will welcome guests to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at Magic Kingdom.


Holiday magic is unwrapped with the return of festive favorites like the Christmas extravaganza stage show, “Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration,” the sparkling spectacular “Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks” and the merry must-see “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade.”


Guests can also look forward to enjoying some of their favorite classic and thrill attractions, including TRON Lightcycle / Run presented by Enterprise, which will use a virtual queue* during the event.


EDC Orlando

EDC Orlando
November 10 - 12

EDC Orlando has become one of the biggest and best festivals in the Sunshine State, with Insomniac Events have put together a monster lineup for the festival's 12th edition, which once again takes over Tinker Field from November 10 - 12.


Huge name headliners at this year EDC Orlando includes electronic music superstars Zedd, Armin van Buuren, Kaskade, Alison Wonderland, The Chainsmokers, Seven Lions, JOYRYDE, Deathpact, Dom Dolla and Excision and more!


They'll throw down across four stages: kineticFIELD, circuitGROUNDS, neonGARDEN and stereoBLOOM.


Elsewhere on the lineup is Afroki, the collaborative moniker of Afrojack and Steve Aoki. Meanwhile, house music fans can look forward to a huge b2b from Malaa and Wax Motif, who will perform a special sunset set. The same goes for both Alesso and deadmau5.


SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration Select Dates, November 11, 2022 through January 3, 2023

SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration
Select Dates, November 10 - December 31, 2023

SeaWorld Orlando’s award-winning Christmas Celebration returns with the sights, sounds and flavors of the holiday season.


Included with theme park admission, the event transforms SeaWorld Orlando into a winter wonderland with more than 3 million sparkling lights.


Enjoy all the family-friendly holiday entertainment, from the iconic Sea of Trees that dance to music as they light up the central lagoon, to delicious holiday treats.


Experience fan-favorite holiday shows and seasonal entertainment throughout the park. And be sure to stay late to finish your evening with an impressive holiday firework show.


A Swingin' Christmas: The Holiday Music of Tony Bennett Winter Park Playhouse

A Swingin' Christmas: The Holiday Music of Tony Bennett
November 10 - 19 & November 30 - December 16, 2023

Southeastern Regional Premiere at The Winter Park Playhouse!


Ring in the holidays with this unforgettable evening of quintessential Tony Bennett! Featuring eighteen holiday classic holiday tunes plus the standards that made Bennett famous like "I Wanna Be Around," "The Good Life," "Rags to Riches" and of course Tony's signature song, "I Left Heart in San Francisco." Grab your friends and family and celebrate the season Tony Bennett style!


Festival of the Trees at Orlando Museum of Art

Festival of the Trees at Orlando Museum of Art
November 10 - 19, 2023

Don’t miss Council of 101’s 37th annual Festival of Trees, at the Orlando Museum of Art, inviting guests to enter a charming, wooded wonderland to kick off the Christmas season.


During Festival of Trees, general admission ticket holders will enjoy enchanting décor, more than 30 designer-decorated trees, exceptional gingerbread houses and wreaths. Visitors will also participate in the crowd favorite Entertaining and Design tablescapes raffle, Silent Auction, photo ops with Santa and more. In addition, there will be a holiday shopping experience in our Toyland, pop-up Boutique as well as live entertainment throughout the event.


A variety of special events, including the Opening Night Party, Breakfast with Santa, and a children’s Reindeer Romp party will add a special holiday touch to this year’s Festival of Trees. Weekday events will include Seniors Day and a Military Appreciation Day.


Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic
November 10 - November 11, 2023

The much loved Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will return for its 14th year this November, treating guests to a street party festival with unlimited food and beverage tastings at diverse food stations, featuring unlimited culinary selections from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants, and wine, beer and other sips from around the world.


The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic takes place this year on Friday, November 10 and Saturday, November 11, 2023, and tickets are on sale now!


Set outside among the scenic ambiance of the resort, the event features live music, over 20+ food stations, 100+ beverage selections and immersive themed areas, such as the beer garden and the bubble lounge.


Stroll the causeway where you will be tempted with a diverse selection of delectable delights prepared by the resorts award-winning chefs.


Christmas On Main Street USA MAGIC KINGDOM Walt Disney World

The Holidays At Magic Kingdom
November 11 - December 31, 2023

Get wrapped up in all things merry and bright, with sensational sights and holiday delights. The Magic Kingdom, truly is extra magical during the holidays, with beautiful decor, festive entertainment, and extra jolly eats and treats.


Highlights this holiday season includes:

NEW! Frozen Holiday Surprise – Gather ‘round Cinderella Castle for a dazzling new experience that will illuminate the castle like never before—featuring Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff and the Snowgies!


Seasonal Décor – Discover oh-so-jolly holiday trimmings and touches along Main Street, U.S.A. and throughout the park.


Jingle Cruise – During the holiday season, the beloved Jungle Cruise undergoes a yuletide transformation. It’s a festive-yet-familiar adventure from stem to stern!


Meet Santa - During the Holiday Week and Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party you can meet Santa at the Liberty Square Gazebo.


The Holidays At Disney’s Hollywood Studios

The Holidays At Disney’s Hollywood Studios
November 11 - December 31, 2023

Embark on yuletide adventures in a park full of entertainment and thrills.


Decor at Hollywood Studios includes SANTA GERTIE! There are also oversized Christmas ornaments in Echo Lake, as well as a giant Christmas tree, and other decor.


You will also discover vintage inspired decor on Hollywood and Sunset Boulevards, with snow falling along Sunset Boulevard.


Highlights include:

For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration – Enjoy an unforgettable holiday finale featuring everyone’s favorite snowman, Olaf.


Minnie's Holiday Dine at Hollywood & Vine – See Minnie Mouse and her pals during an oh-so-merry meal. Advance reservations are strongly recommended.


Toy Story Land Characters in Holiday Attire – See some Pixar pals decked out for the season.


Disney Jollywood Nights at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Disney Jollywood Nights
November 11 - December 20, 2023

Disney Jollywood Nights is a new, separately ticketed event taking place at Disney's Hollywood Studios, from 8:30 pm - 12:30 am on 10 select nights November 11 - December 20, 2023.


Get ready to dress in your holiday glam best or festive flair, dance the night away to merry mashups, indulge in divine treats and bubbling spirits, and snap selfies with iconic characters during this new festive event.


For an extra dose of cheer, the party wraps with the return of the nighttime spectacular, “Jingle Bell, Jingle BAM!”


Holidays At Disney Springs November 11, 2022 through December 30, 2022

Holidays At Disney Springs
November 11 - December 30, 2022

Enjoy a host of holiday-themed activities and savor the comforting flavors of the season while shopping for the perfect gifts for everyone on your list!

Highlights Include:

Meet Santa and enjoy festive holiday tunes with live musical performances and DJs. Plus, encounter Toy Soldier Stilt Walkers and Snowflake Skaters.


Discover Christmas around every corner, as you come across a collection of elaborately decorated Disney Christmas trees throughout the neighborhoods of Disney Springs.


Flurries are in the forecast for Disney Springs Town Center. In the evenings, delight in a magical snowfall, adding an extra touch of wonder to your holiday shopping.


Christmas Town At Busch Gardens Tampa

Christmas Town At Busch Gardens Tampa
November 13, 2023 to January 4, 2024

Celebrate the year with holiday cheer & gather with family and friends to create merry memories. Experience the joy of the season up close with animal encounters, thrilling rides, holiday inspired culinary delights and festive shows like Christmas on Ice.


Ring in the holiday season at Orlando Family Stage with Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!

Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!
November 13 - December 23, 2023

Ring in the holiday season at Orlando Family Stage with Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!


Junie B. Jones, First-Grader, is super-excited about the upcoming Holiday Sing-Along and Secret Santa gift exchange at her school. Too bad tattletale May keeps ruining all of Junie B.’s fun. So, when Junie B. draws May’s name for Secret Santa, she comes up with the perfect plan to teach her nemesis a lesson! But will the Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill interfere before she can give you-know-who what she deserves?



Holidays At Universal Orlando Resort
November 17 - December 31

Anyone can “Ho-ho-ho” and “Fa-la-la” for the holidays. But if you want to scream, laugh and shout your jingle bells off, you’ve got to awesome up your season with Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort.

Join the celebration of Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as Hogwarts castle lights up for the holidays and festive decor brightens up the streets of Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley.


Enjoy a hot Butterbeer while both the Frog Choir and Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees put a holiday spin on their performances.

Larger-than-life balloons float through the streets of Universal Studios Florida in Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, along with appearances by the Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me and some of your favorite characters from DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek and Madagascar films.


Get together with the resident Whos in Universal’s Islands of Adventure, where you can enjoy the music and fun of The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular starring the Grinch.

Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, Part of Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort

There are even more festivities in store around every corner of Universal Orlando Resort.

You’ll find tasty holiday food and drinks, character encounters and more. And to top it all off, you’ll want to stay at one of Universal’s spectacular hotels, where you’ll find even more themed food, decorations and festivities.

From breathtaking hotels to Universal CityWalk to thrill-packed theme parks, it’s the biggest, loudest, awesomest celebration of the season.


And it’s only at Universal Orlando Resort, with all festivities included with park admission.


Ice! At Gaylord Palms returning for the Holidays featuring Charlie Brown

Ice at Gaylord Palms Resort
November 17, 2023 - January 3, 2024

There's no better way to celebrate the holidays than by gathering your family for Christmas at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida.


Step into a wonderland carved by expert artisans out of 2 million pounds of colorful ice with a dazzling display of larger-than-life sculptures, thrilling ice slides, and awe-inspiring tunnels.


This must do holiday event in Central Florida will feature Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the Peanuts gang, who will be the stars of this year's holiday celebration as ICE! returns for 2023.


In addition to the ICE! attraction, a sleigh-full of events and activities will be featured across the 64-acre resort. Christmas shows and activities are presented in the atrium, while parts of the convention center transform into Alpine Village, a bustling, holiday hamlet with Bavarian-style storefronts, immersive activities and one of Florida’s largest Christmas shops.


Promenade at Sunset Walk in Kissimmee, HOLINIGHTS

Holinights Celebrations
Select Nights, November 17 - December 25, 2023

The holidays are coming, and at the popular Promenade at Sunset Walk in Kissimmee, the Holinights are on the way too, bringing non stop holiday fun and entertainment.


The popular entertainment, shopping and dining destination, is hosting several holiday events throughout the festive season including Holinights on select nights from 5.00 pm to 10.00 pm


Holinights Celebration features Santa Claus, Mischievous Elves, Towering Toy Soldiers, Live Music & Tree Lighting Nightly, Snow Ball Fights with the Mischievous Elves, Holiday Craft & Street Markets, Car Shows & More!


Christmas & Holiday Events Happening In Orlando DAZZLING LIGHTS AT LEU GARDENS

Dazzling Lights at Leu Gardens
November 17, 2023 - January 6, 2024

Produced by Creative City Project, Dazzling Nights is back for its third year — and this time, it will be bigger and even more interactive.


The all-ages holiday event transforms the 50-acre Harry P. Leu Gardens into a stunning winter wonderland featuring a million dazzling lights, shining forests, magical displays, music and beautiful sculptures.


Highlights include a 70' long candy cane path, giant neon flowers, a brand new laser light show with live singers, meet and greet characters in an icy world, a giant, inflatable play area with a chimney slide, and so much more!


Christmas & Holiday Events Happening In Orlando MAGIC OF LIGHTS DAYTONA

Magic of Lights Daytona
November 17 - December 31, 2023

This holiday season, Daytona International Speedway will transform into a winter wonderland during the Magic of Lights. Featuring more than 1 million lights, the holiday drive-thru tradition takes place in Daytona Beach on Florida’s east coast.


St. Augustine Nights of Lights

St. Augustine Nights of Lights
November 18, 2023 - January 31, 2024

The Nights of Lights Festival turns the city of St. Augustine into a dazzling holiday display, shining bright with more than 3 million lights adorning every corner of the historic district for two months.


During the seasonal display, businesses downtown stay open later, letting you dine in view of the lights and browse the shops of the decorated buildings.


Colorful Christmas at Crayola Experience

Colorful Christmas at Crayola Experience
November 18, 2023 - January 7, 2024

Experience the holidays Crayola-style at Colorful Christmas, hosted by Crayola Experience at The Florida Mall.


Can you help Santa and his friends save the holiday? Enjoy some SNOWtastic adventures as you go! Meet animatronic Christmas characters and listen to them tell stories as you solve their riddles. Step inside a life-sized snowglobe, watch a light show starring Scarlet and her singing reindeer friends. All while crafting unique gifts from the heart! Enjoy holiday fun the Crayola way! All included in general admission.



Pink
November 18 - 19, 2023

P!nk, the multi-platinum and Grammy-winning artist, is set to bring her electrifying TRUSTFALL Tour to Amway Center starting Saturday, November 18.


EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays

The Holidays At EPCOT
November 24 through December 30, 2023

Embrace holiday traditions from around the world and delight in the telling of the Christmas story.


Highlights include:

EPCOT International Festival of the Holidays presented by AdventHealth – Be immersed in the wondrous sights, sounds and flavors of the season from November 24 through December 30, 2023! Savor treasured recipes from around the globe at Holiday Kitchens. And embark on a journey with Holiday Storytellers sharing holiday traditions from around the world.


Candlelight Processional – Hear the stirring story of Christmas presented by a celebrity narrator, accompanied by an orchestra and massed choir.


More Holiday Entertainment – Watch as Holiday Storytellers bring beloved traditions such as Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Lunar New Year and more to life! Witness stories told through music and dance, with performers in traditional costumes—November 24 to December 30, 2023.


Christmas & Holiday Events Happening In Orlando Legoland Florida

Holidays At LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Select Days, November 24 - December 31, 2023

At LEGOLAND Florida Resort, this jolly time of year features a giant LEGO Christmas tree, unforgettable seasonal shows, holiday characters, special treats, LEGO activities, twinkling lights and more during Holidays at LEGOLAND!


Oh and as extra special gift, this festive event is included in general admission!


Highlights include:

Visit the Holiday Village Postal Service to send your letters to LEGO Santa,

Rock around the giant LEGO tree to holiday tunes,

Take “elfies” with your favorite holiday LEGO Characters,

And don't miss ringing in the new year with colorful bursts of LEGO bricks fireworks over Lake Eloise at an earlier, kid-friendly, celebration time.


 Moonshine & Mistletoe at the Winter Garden Theater

Moonshine & Mistletoe: An Appalachian Christmas Tale
November 24 - December 23, 2023

The Ballards, Lessy Boy and Curleen, welcome family and friends into their Appalachian mountain home to celebrate Christmas Day. In the midst of the Great Depression, they have no gifts to exchange, but instead, they share their love of Appalachian hymns and carols.

Unexpectedly, the Ballard’s son who’d left the fold to escape a certain fate in the coal mines returns to make amends with his parents. With him is his very-soon-to-be-a-mother wife. Though Curleen seems incapable of negotiating a peaceful reconciliation with her son, a Christmas miracle opens up a new possibility of forgiveness.


Moonshine & Mistletoe at the Winter Garden Theater is a musical valentine to a bygone era and is a wholesome holiday theatrical event for the entire family.




Thanksgiving Weekend Celebration
November 24 - November, 26, 2023

Free admission throughout the weekend at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art. Live music from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, November 24.


Light Up Eustis

Now Snowing In Celebration
November 25 - December 31, 2023

Now Snowing, Central Florida’s original and premier Snowing event is celebrating 25 years this year, offering one of the area’s only synthetic ice rinks, special community performances by some of the area’s top young talent, and special concert events throughout the season.


Now Snowing is a month-long Winter Wonderland Spectacular featuring strolling Charles Dickens style Carolers, photos with Santa, horse drawn carriage rides, train rides, ice skating, and nightly snowfall at 6, 7, 8, 9pm. It’s a true throwback to the traditional family style holiday.



FusionFest
November 25 - 26, 2023

Taking place over Thanksgiving weekend, FusionFest is one of our most unique cultural celebrations, presenting a microcosm of the whole world in the heart of downtown Orlando. In addition to a cornucopia of dishes from around the globe, it features experiences and contests celebrating music, dance, visual arts, spoken word, games and interactive activities, all designed to honor each person’s heritage while exploring how we influence each other and create our own unique identity.


Representing more than 110 different global cultures, FusionFest is free to attend, with food, beverages and merchandise available for purchase. It’s held at the open-air Seneff Arts Plaza at downtown’s Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.


A Christmas Carol. Live on-stage at Orlando Shakes

A Christmas Carol
November 30 - December 24, 2023

Back by popular demand, the story of the ghosts of Christmas, Tiny Tim, and Scrooge’s redemption graces the Margeson Theater again at Orlando Shakes! Enjoy fresh hot cocoa and chocolate chip cookies at intermission and hear gorgeous carols. It’s fun for the whole family!


Order your tickets today for A Christmas Carol. Live on-stage at Orlando Shakes.



Outdoor Ice Skating at Melia Orlando
Now - January 4, 2024

Meliá Orlando Celebration has partnered with Glice to install a 38’ x 38’ rink next to the main lobby entrance that requires no water energy or carbon emissions. A sustainable alternative to traditional ice rinks, Glice Eco-Rink uses synthetic ice panels for year-round family fun.


The rink is open to the public Oct. 15, 2023 through Jan. 3, 2024 from 4 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person for both adults and children and includes a pair of skates. Tickets are sold on-site at the rink.



 


ONE DAY EVENTS


George Thorogood & The Destroyers
November 1, 2023

George Thorogood & The Destroyers: Bad All Over the World - 50 Years of Rock, performing live at Hard Rock Cafe & Live Orlando.


Dave Chapelle
November 2, 2023

Comedian Dave Chapelle is bringing his comedy show, “Dave Chappelle Live” to Orlando and will be at Amway Center on November 2!


Downtown Orlando Field Day
November 2, 2023

Get ready for an action-packed journey down memory lane at Downtown Orlando Field Day! We’ve cranked up the fun by infusing classic field day games with a local, Orlando-centric twist. Join in on four epic challenges that’ll transport you back to the days of nostalgic fun. Compete for a chance to win your team the coveted Key to the City in our thrilling Tug of War finale and claim ultimate bragging rights!


22nd Annual Taste of Thornton Park

22nd Annual Taste of Thornton Park
November 2, 2023

22nd Annual Food & Libations tasting event. Enjoy a spectacular evening under the stars with tastings from local restaurants. Located in the street (Hyer and Washington St.) at the beautiful 4 Rivers Fountain. Music will be presented by our local DJ.


Visit www.thorntonpark.org for more event information.


Taste of Baldwin Park Food & Wine

Taste of Baldwin Park Food & Wine
November 2, 2023

Your invited - Join Taste of Baldwin Park, Orlando's Best Foodie Event! This event offers something for everyone! Foodies & Wine lovers bring your friends!


Sip & savor your way through Taste's 45+ vendors while enjoying great music from "The Buzzcatz" 9-piece party band on stage lakeside!


Dane Cook: The Perfectly Shattered Tour
November 3, 2023

Dane Cook comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando.


Larry Fleet Live: The Fall Tour
November 3, 2023

Larry Fleet Live comes to House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs.


The Blues Is Alright Tour
November 3, 2023

The Blues Is Alright Tour debuts in Orlando at Addition Financial Arena on Friday, November 3rd at 8:00pm. This special night of emotive lyrics and guitar-driven accompaniment features performances by King George, Tucka, Pokey Bear, Lenny Williams, Theodis Ealey and Melvia “Chick” Rodgers.


Connor Smith: Creek Will Rise Tour
November 4, 2023

Connor Smith comes to House of Blues Orlando.


Sunshine Reggae Festival
November 4, 2023

Get Ready to Feel the Reggae Vibes at the Sunshine Reggae Festival! Are you ready to groove to the rhythm of reggae, savor mouth-watering Caribbean cuisine, and soak in the sunshine? The Sunshine Reggae Festival is back, and it's going to be an unforgettable day of fun and relaxation that you won't want to miss.


The Interrupters
November 5, 2023

The Interrupters come to House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs.


Casselberry Food & Wine Festival

Casselberry Food & Wine Festival
November 6, 2023

Head to the 13th annual 2023 Casselberry Chamber Food & Wine Festival for a fun night of food, drinks, and entertainment! Your ticket includes samples from over 20 + local restaurants, breweries, wineries, and so much more! DJ Johnny Velvet will be there for your musical entertainment and requests.


Official EDC Pre-Party with deadmau5
November 9, 2023

Join the Official EDC Pre-Party with deadmau5 at The Vanguard in downtown Orlando.


Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, and Pitbull
November 9, 2023

Three incredible superstars are joining forces for an epic night of music! Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin, and Pitbull are coming to Amway Center with the highly-anticipated Trilogy Tour on November 9!


Pop Evil: Flesh & Bone Tour
November 9, 2023

Pop Evil: Flesh & Bone Tour Presented by WJRR comes to House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs.


Stavros Halkias: The Fat Rascal Tour
November 9, 2023

Stavros Halkias: The Fat Rascal Tour comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando.


Bullet For My Valentine
November 10, 2023

Bullet For My Valentine comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando with special guests Of Mice & Men & Vended.


Official EDC Afterparty with Subtronics
November 10, 2023

Join the Official EDC Afterparty with Subtronics at The Vanguard in downtown Orlando.


Niko Moon
November 10, 2023

Niko Moon comes to House of Blues Orlando.


Official EDC Afterparty with Excision
November 11, 2023

Join the Official EDC Afterparty with Excision at The Vanguard in downtown Orlando.


Gasolina Party
November 11, 2023

Gasolina Party comes to House of Blues Orlando.



Home of the Brave
November 11, 2023

Home of the Brave returns on Saturday, Nov. 11 in Lake Nona Town Center to honor local service men and women. Kick-off the special night of honor, remembrance and gratitude with the Honors Ceremony featuring an Honor Guard presentation, singers and musicians, special guests and local elected officials, followed by the Patriotic Parachute Team, illuminated by red and blue flares, descending from the sky



Orlando Korea Festival
November 11, 2023

Don't miss this opportunity to experience all things Korean such as THE annual K-Pop contest, “hanbok” try-ons, Korean drum show & fan dance, cultural exhibition, merchandise, games, and, of course Korean food at The Orlando Korea Festival.


Streetlight Manifesto
November 11, 2023

Streetlight Manifesto comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando.


Wicked World Orlando 2023
November 11, 2023

Unleash your imagination and bring your childhood fairytale characters to life at Wicked World Orlando 2023. This is a celebration of fantasy cosplay including cosplay contests, immersive performances & workshops, merchants from around Florida and activities for families.


EDC Official Closing Party with The Chainsmokers
November 12, 2023

Join the EDC Official Closing Party with The Chainsmokers at The Vanguard in downtown Orlando.


Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert
November 12, 2023

Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert includes all the music of the Academy Award®-winning film, including iconic hits like “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and “Surface Pressure” performed live. Live characters do not appear in this event. Fans are encouraged to dress up as Mirabel, Luisa, Isabela, or any of their favorite characters from the film and to use their voices to transform the Walt Disney Theater into one big celebration of the Madrigal family.


John Waite
November 12, 2023

John Waite comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando.


Orlando Japan Festival
November 12, 2023

At Orlando Japan Festival you can experience authentic Japanese music, dance and other entertainments. Of course, there are variety of Japanese foods and drinks as well. It almost feels like you’re transported to one of those local festivals in Japan.


Phoenix
November 12, 2023

Phoenix comes to House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs.


Bush: Nowhere To Go But Everywhere Tour
November 14, 2023

Bush comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando.


Pierce the Veil: The Jaws of Life Tour
November 14, 2023

Pierce the Veil: The Jaws of Life Tour comes to House of Blues Orlando.


Romeo Santos
November 14, 2023

Get ready to dance the night away as the King of Bachata, Romeo Santos, takes the stage at Amway Center!


Dylan Scott
November 17, 2023

Dylan Scott comes to House of Blues Orlando.


Ivanhoe Village Jingle Eve Orlando

Jingle Eve
November 18, 2023

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… it’s Jingle Eve! Get ready for the BEST party of the year for more than 20 years running. Jingle Eve is the annual kickoff of the Orlando holiday season.


Spanning stretches of Orange Avenue and Virginia Drive, as well as Gaston Edwards Park, families and adults alike find no shortage of yuletide festivities. From beer gardens to music, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, a children’s holiday village, and special event promotions by Ivanhoe Village retailers, restaurants, and bars, the evening culminates with fireworks displayed high above the shores of Lake Ivanhoe. Jingle Eve is free and open to the public, with the exception of a premium “12 Wines of Christmas” walk.


2023 Florida Blue Florida Classic
November 18, 2023

Don't fumble the ball, and come out to Camping World Stadium on November 18th for the Florida Blue Florida Classic game. Watch the B-CU Wildcats and FAMU Rattlesnakes battle it out on the field during their annual rivalry game at a neutral site.



Lake Nona Jazz Festival
November 18, 2023

Lake Nona Jazz Festival, Immerse yourself in the smooth melodies of Lake Nona’s first-ever Jazz Fest! With three stages hosting live music performances by local jazz musicians, this event promises to be a soulful and rhythm-filled experience for all attendees. This event is free and open to the public.


Central Winds Music Festival
November 19, 2023

The Oviedo-Winter Springs Regional Chamber of Commerce and the City of Winter Springs proudly produce and host the 1st Annual Central Winds Music Festival.


Mammoth WVH
November 23, 2023

Mammoth WVH: The Mammoth II Tour Presented by WJRR comes to House of Blues Orlando.



Light Up Eustis
November 24, 2023

This free party to celebrate the holiday lights of Eustis brings Santa and Mrs. Claus to downtown for Light Up Eustis, along with real reindeer, live music, food vendors and more. 5 to 9 p.m. This year there will also be snow and a 75′ snow slide for the kids.


Mora
November 24, 2023

Mora comes to House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs.


George Lopez
November 25, 2023

George Lopez comes to Hard Rock Live Orlando.


Hot Mulligan
November 25, 2023

Hot Mulligan comes to House of Blues Orlando.


Myke Towers
November 25, 2023

Announcing the latest tour from Myke Towers! La Vida es Una Tour 2023 live at Amway Center.


Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Home for the Holidays

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Home for the Holidays
November 25, 2023

Experience a reimagined and lively Home for the Holidays under the baton of Assistant Conductor Mauricio Céspedes-Rivero. A perfect way to ring in your holiday season with friends and family with holiday favorites, singers, and a few new holiday surprises.


A Voctave Christmas
November 26, 2023

Vocal ensemble sensation Voctave returns to Steinmetz Hall with the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra to kick off the most wonderful time of the year.


Manchester Orchestra
November 26, 2023

Manchester Orchestra comes to House of Blues Orlando at Disney Springs.


Aqua
November 28, 2023

Aqua comes to House of Blues Orlando.


Christmas in the Park Winter Park Florida

Christmas in the Park
November 30, 2023

Each year, the Morse Museum helps launch the holiday season in Winter Park when it lights up Tiffany windows in Central Park and presents the Bach Festival Choir and Brass Ensemble in concert.


This November is the 45th annual celebration of Christmas in the Park. Christmas in the Park was started by Hugh and Jeannette McKean, the Morse Museum’s benefactors, in 1979 as a way to share a part of their rare Tiffany collection with the public in an informal setting.



 


REGULAR WEEKLY EVENTS


Sunset Walk Fired-up Fridays

Every Friday

Friday nights, the Promenade at Sunset Walk presents Fired-Up Fridays, a free Car & Truck Show event with all makes, models, and years welcome of show car quality.


Featuring music by DJ Scotty B and Company, plus the very best regional live bands.


The Best Car Shows In Orlando

Friday Muscle Car Show & Cruise
Every Friday

Join the heart pounding excitement of high-performance engines and true horse power for our Muscle Car Show every Friday night at Old Town in Kissimmee.


The Friday Muscle Car Show will begin at 3:00pm and the qualifications are show-quality muscle and factory-performance cars from 1964 and newer and classics from 1985 and older. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm .



Art After Dark in Lake Nona
Every Friday

Every Friday night, Art After Dark takes over Lake Nona Town Center from 6 pm.


Art After Dark is a perfect evening out for the whole family, enjoy a stroll through the Town Center as you explore hand crafted artisan products, and tasty cuisine. Be sure to grab a glass a wine, stay a while to enjoy the art displayed on the six story art installation, The Beacon.



Duel of Fools at SAK Comedy Lab
Every Friday and Saturday

This is SAK’s signature improv show! Two teams of professional improvisers compete for your laughs with audience judges selected at the start of the show. The actors make up songs, scenes and characters right in front of your eyes with the help of the audience’s suggestions and participation. Appropriate for all ages. 7 pm.



King Of The Hill at SAK Comedy Lab
Every Friday and Saturday

In this knockdown, drag-out comedy battle, a cast of our professional performers pair up in teams of two and use audience suggestions to create scenes, songs and characters on the spot. After each round, the audience decides which team wins and which team loses. The winning team stays for the next round while the losers form new teams to dethrone the Kings. By the end there can only be one King of the Hill! 9 pm.



Saturday Nite Classic Car Show & Cruise at Old Town
Every Saturday

Join Old Town in Kissimmee every Saturday and take a trip down memory lane. The Old Town Classic Car Show has been a local tradition for over 30 years, it is one of the premier weekly car shows in Central Florida. The Saturday Classic Car Show begins at 1:00pm and welcomes show-quality 1985 and older hot rods, street rods, and antiques. Cars will cruise at 8:30pm and all cars registered can participate.


The Classic Car Show is free for participants and free for the public to attend. It’s the perfect outing for families of every generation, young and old, to enjoy.



Live Music on the Lawn in Lake Nona

Every Saturday

Live on the Lawn is your Saturday oasis to relax and recharge while listening to live music and playing lawn games with family and friends. Join Lake Nona from 11 am – 3 pm every Saturday!



Show Car Saturday Nights at Promenade at Sunset Walk
Every Saturday

The Promenade at Sunset Walk is home to Show Car Saturday Nights. All makes and models are welcome and displayed along Margaritaville Boulevard.

Car enthusiasts will enjoy the music of DJ Scotty B while admiring an amazing collection of classic to modern automobiles, with live bands performing on the Promenade Plaza Stage nightly.

Throughout the evening, find your favorite restaurants and shops at the Promenade at Sunset Walk.



Disney Springs Kids Club
Every Saturday

Dance, play and be entertained at engaging shows for kids of all ages at the Disney Springs Kids Club, taking place every Saturday. Free Entertainment and Free Parking.


Lake Nona Farmers Market

Weekly Orlando Area Farmers Markets

Winter Garden Farmers Market

The Winter Garden Farmers Market is your hometown market open every Saturday from 8:00 am - 1:00 pm. in beautiful Historic Winter Garden.


Winter Park Farmers Market

The Winter Park Farmers’ Market is one of the best produce and plant markets in Central Florida which takes place every Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Central Park.


Lake Mary Farmers Market

The Lake Mary Farmers Market features local vendors of produce, plants, baked goods, and arts and crafts. The market is open every Saturday, from 9am-1:30pm at Lake Mary City Hall.


City of Longwood Farmer's Market

Visit every Saturday at the City of Longwood Farmers Market at Reiter Park from 9 am to 2 pm, with locally sourced seafood and produce to handmade crafts and more.


Lake Nona Farmers Market

Join in every Saturday morning in Lake Nona, the Lake Nona Farmers Market takes place in the beautiful Town Center from 11 am - 3 pm, shop local with the freshest produce and more.


Orlando Farmers Market at Lake Eola Park

One of the most popular farmers markets in Central Florida, Orlando Farmer’s Market is located in the heart of Orlando at Lake Eola park, and takes place Sundays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Celebration Farmers Market

Every week at Celebration Farmers Market there are multiple vendors here selling everything from fresh food and produce, to local crafted jewelry, and much more, with a beautiful backdrop of Lakeside Park, this is a must go to farmers market on Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m


East Orlando Farmer's Market

The popular East Orlando Farmers Market offers hand selected produce, creative local small business owners, along with botanical varieties to chose from. Every Sunday 11 am - 4 pm.


Clermont Farmer's Market

Clermont Farmer's Market features over 60 vendors selling seafood, organic produce, and other household items, this popular market is the place to go on Sundays 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Downtown Mount Dora Village Market

Mount Dora’s open-air Mount Dora Village Market in Sunset Park is open Sundays from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm offering fresh products from over 50 market vendors.



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