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The Top Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend, November 11 - 13, Enjoy!

The weekend is finally here, and it's been an unusual week to say the least, we started the week looking forward to the holidays, and the first Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom, yet by midweek we were preparing for a November hurricane!

Thankfully the storm is passed, the weather is looking awesome, and there is so much to do this weekend.

This weekend is all about the start of the holidays, as Universal Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando, and Walt Disney World all officially kick off the start of their holiday celebrations.

As aways as we head into the weekend, we've compiled our list of all the awesome things to do this weekend, Friday, November 11 to Sunday November 13, and yes, much of this weekends list is holiday related, but not all, we have EDC Orlando happening at Tinker Field all weekend, the Orland Beer Festival is on Saturday, and The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic happens today, and tomorrow.

Have a great weekend, now get outside and enjoy the fall sunshine, enjoy!

Top Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend


Top Things To Do In Orlando This Weekend

Night of a Million Lights at Island H2O Live!

Daily until January 1, 2023

From November 11, 2022, through January 1, 2023, immerse yourself in a dazzling winter wonderland illuminated with millions of lights and filled with festive family activities and live entertainment for a one-of-a-kind, fully interactive holiday experience.

Named by USA Today the “Number One Thing To Do In December In Orlando” when it debuted in 2020, Night of a Million Lights is a lightscape of spectacular sparkle and mesmerizing dancing lights, where guests of all ages can create priceless holiday memories – all for a wonderful cause.

This event benefits Give Kids The World Village, an 89-acre, whimsical nonprofit resort that provides critically ill children and their families from around the world with magical week-long wish vacations at no cost.

Night of a Million Lights has quickly become one of the most popular holiday events in Central Florida. Many nights will sell out, so don't delay - get your tickets today.

Night of a Million Lights at Island H2O Live


Orlando Festival Of Trees

Now Through November 20

Don’t miss Council of 101’s 36th annual Festival of Trees, Gifts Of The Season, at the Orlando Museum of Art.

Gifts of the Season celebrates the gifts of time, talent, and heart from the Central Florida community.

Visitors will view over 40 designer-inspired decorated trees, stylish holiday wreaths, exceptional gingerbread houses, entertaining and design concepts and more, all available for purchase.

Enjoy holiday shopping experiences, holiday pop-up shops, daily entertainmentand have lunch in the on-site café.

Orlando Festival Of Trees


Universal Orlando Holiday Celebrations

Now through January 1, 2023

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 holiday at Universal Orlando Resort, where we do the holidays big time. It’s the biggest, loudest, awesomest holiday celebration of the season.

Universal Orlando go all in on the holidays with Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s, where you can see larger-than-life balloons plus appearances by Illumination’s Minions and characters from DreamWorks Animation’s Shrek and Madagascar films.

Get together with the resident Whos and enjoy the music and fun of The Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular starring the Grinch.

And experience Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, with seasonal shows and decorations in both Diagon Alley in Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade in Universal’s Islands of Adventure.

Universal Orlando Holiday Celebrations


SeaWorld Orlando Christmas Celebration

Now through January 3, 2023

Gather your family and join all your festive friends at SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration.

See the park transformed into a winter wonderland sparkling with millions of beautiful lights. With plenty of holiday cheer, this event is sure to create unforgettable memories at a wondrous Christmas celebration you’ll only find at SeaWorld.

The highlight being the beautiful “Sea of Trees,” where more than 100 trees shine bright, and a centerpiece that towers 70 feet above the water.

This years Christmas Celebration includes meet and greets with Rudolph and his friends, the return of SeaWorld’s award winning Celebration on Ice, SeaWorld’s Sesame Street Christmas Celebration, and the much loved Ice Skating at Bayside Stadium.

Oh, and of course, not forgetting the delicious holiday treats and shopping of every kind.

Seaworld Orlando Christmas Celebration


Orlando Beer Festival

Saturday, November 12

Join more than 3,000 of your fellow beer lovers to sample craft and premium beers from local breweries and around the country of the Orlando Beer Festival. Plus, interactive games, tasty eats and live music keep the party going all afternoon!

You must be at least 21 to enter -- this is strictly enforce, no kids allowed, but pets encouraged!

Orlando Beer Festival


Fall Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin

Food & Wine Classic

Friday November 11, & Saturday, November 12

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic will return this Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, offering an outdoor festival featuring unlimited food tastings from the resort’s culinary team and wine, beer and other sips from around the world.

An annual tradition since 2010, the event makes its return to the fall this year. 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.

Fall Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic


EDC Orlando

Friday 11 - Sunday 13 November

EDC Orlando’s massive reunion happens under the electric sky's of Tinker Field in downtown Orlando this weekend for three magical days and nights, Friday November 11 to Sunday November 13, 2022.

Over the next three days, an eclectic mix of more than 120 dance music acts will call Orlando home, with 4 stages, newly themed areas, art installations, carnival rides, pyrotechnics and more, there is nothing quite like the legendary Electric Daisy Carnival, especially here in Orlando!

From dance music’s strong roots in Florida to the explosive energy the city of Orlando brings, the iconic music festival will showcase many special moments as EDC celebrates more than 25 years of love, community and dance music culture Under the Electric Sky.

EDC Orlando



Now through November 20

Hamilton, the world-renowned musical has made a welcome return to downtown Orlando's Dr Phillips Center For the Performing Arts this week, where it has taken up residency through November 20 with matinee and evening performances six days per week.

Tickets are still available, book your tickets now on the Dr Phillips Center website to see this remarkable production this weekend.

Hamilton Dr Phillips Center Orlando


EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival

Now through November 19

The EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival seems to have been on forever, but it ends November 19, so plan to visit this weekend!

Enjoy this iconic festival that serves up flavors from across six continents at more than 25 Global Marketplaces.

There are tons of activities for the entire family to enjoy, from Remy’s Ratatouille Hide & Squeak scavenger hunt throughout the park, to jamming out to some classic tunes at the Eat to the Beat Concert Series.

This weekend sees Kenny G performing Friday & Saturday, November 11-12, and Sugar Ray performing Sunday & Monday, November, 13 - 14.

EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival


Charlotte's Web

Recurring weekly on Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat until November 12

Presented by the Orlando Shakes, this beloved tale, featuring madcap and endearing farm animals, explores bravery, selfless love, and the true meaning of friendship. A sensitive pig named Wilbur and a wise spider named Charlotte spin a plan to ensure Wilbur doesn’t end up as pork chops on the farmer’s dinner plate! Based on the beloved book by E.B. White.

The play is being performed at the Orlando Shakes home in the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, tickets are available now.

Charlotte's Web Orlando Shakes


The Santa Workshop Experience

Now through December 24, 2022.

Once again, ICON Park has been magically transformed into a winter wonderland, where families can partake in the annual tradition of taking holiday pictures together and the kiddos can meet the main man in person, Santa Claus!.

Each child that participates in The Santa Workshop Experience will even receive a free ride on the new Carousel on The Promenade, and they’ll also be provided a complimentary ride on The Wheel in a holiday-decorated capsule and access to the VIP no-wait line.

The Santa Workshop Experience Icon Park Orlando


Island H2O Foam Party

Every Saturday & Sunday until November 27

Every Saturdays and Sundays in November, Island H2O Water Park will be cranking up the tunes and adding lots and lots of FOAM, think adding a full packet of laundry powder to your washer machine and then some!

From 12.00 pm until 5.00 pm, the kids will love dancing in an endless mountain of foam and bubbles while grooving to their favorite music. all included in admission!

Island H2O Foam Party Kissimmee


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