Don’t miss FusionFest (pictured), EDC and other unique events, plus holiday celebrations, theme park festivals and more things to do in Orlando this November.
The holiday season is underway, but a wide range of special events are waiting for you in Orlando this November, including food festivals, cultural celebrations and more. In addition to the highlights below, you can search for happenings around the time of your visit with our Orlando Events Calendar. No matter when you’ll be here, there’s always something to do in Orlando!
Theme Park Events in Orlando for November
Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival at Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando
Before visiting Orlando’s world-famous theme parks, check out the authorized discount tickets from Visit Orlando. We have them for all major parks, including those at Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld® Orlando and LEGOLAND® Florida Resort, in addition to scores of top attractions!
Select Nights Through Nov. 1: Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Join Mickey, Minnie and all their friends as Magic Kingdom® Park at Walt Disney World Resort comes alive with jack-o-lanterns, not-so-scary surprises and spirited entertainment for the whole family during this specially ticketed event.
Select Nights Through Nov. 2: Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando Resort
Every fall, fear fills Universal Orlando Resort when the separately ticketed Halloween Horror Nights returns to Universal Studios Florida, featuring 10 haunted houses, five scare zones and outrageous live entertainment in 2019. If the fear gets to be too much, keep in mind that some of Universal Orlando Resort’s most exhilarating attractions will offer thrilling escapes throughout the park!
(WARNING: EVENT MAY BE TOO INTENSE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13. NO COSTUMES OR MASKS ALLOWED. Separately ticketed event. Event occurs rain or shine. No rain checks, returns or refunds. Dates, times, attractions and entertainment are subject to availability and may change without notice. Free self-parking after 6 p.m. and Universal Cinemark Matinee Free Parking Program not valid for Halloween Horror Nights event nights. Other restrictions may apply. Universal elements and all related indicia TM & © 2019 Universal Studios. All rights reserved.)
Through Nov. 23: Epcot® International Food & Wine Festival
Featuring cuisines, music and more from around the globe, this renowned celebration at Epcot® is better than ever with all-new events, chefs and things to do, plus the “Eat to the Beat” concert series. Foodies can treat themselves to chef demonstrations, hands-on workshops, special events like “Party for the Senses,” and separately priced happenings. There’s also an entire menu of family fun, including Remy’s Ratatouille-inspired scavenger hunt, a play area, nightly dance parties, and select dishes and demonstrations designed especially for kids. Entry to this event is included with park admission. (Food and beverages sold separately.)
Saturdays, Nov. 2-16: Praise Wave Music Festival at SeaWorld
Enjoy live music by some of the hottest names in Christian music at SeaWorld Orlando’s popular Christian music event. Included with park admission, it features Christian friendship, thrilling rides and inspiring animal attractions. Performances will take place in the park’s Nautilus Theater at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. from artists Rend Collective (Nov. 2), Francesca Battistelli (Nov. 9) and Natalie Grant (Nov. 16).
Nov. 8 – Dec. 23: Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Co-hosted by Mickey Mouse and Santa Claus, this specially ticketed event will feature more than a dozen beloved Disney Characters decked out in their holiday finest. This year’s entertainment will include the signature Once Upon a Christmastime Parade; a holiday party with Mickey and his friends for Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration; A Frozen Holiday Wish, where Queen Elsa transforms Cinderella Castle (also available on non-event nights); an out-of-this-world bash at A Totally Tomorrowland Christmas; and a mega-fun dance party as Cosmic Ray’s Starlight Cafe becomes Club Tinsel. At the end of each night, Mickey’s best girl hosts Minnie’s Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks, an all-new, state-of-the-art spectacular featuring beloved Christmas carols. You can also look forward to holiday treats and specialty eats included with admission, plus exclusive holiday merchandise at the park’s shops. Select Magic Kingdom attractions will also be open with several receiving holiday makeovers, including Mad Tea Party, Monsters Inc. Laugh Floor, Space Mountain and Tomorrowland Speedway.
Minion Float at Universal’s Holiday Parade Featuring Macy’s, Part of Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort
Nov. 16 – Jan. 5, 2020: Holidays at Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando Resort welcomes all to a resort-wide holiday celebration, where guests of all ages can enjoy unforgettable festivities. This extravaganza, which comes free with park admission, starts with a magical holiday experience at Christmas in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™, including Diagon Alley™ at Universal Studios Florida and Hogsmeade™ at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. You can also look forward to Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s at Universal Studios Florida, and the Grinchmas™ Who-liday Spectacular, a live retelling of Dr. Seuss’s classic holiday tale at Universal’s Islands of Adventure. Hotels at Universal Orlando Resort are also joining the holiday fun, including separately ticketed events such as Holiday Harbor Nights at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando (Nov. 29) and Wantilan Luau With Tree Lighting at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando (Nov. 30).
HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © & ™ Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. J.K. ROWLING`S WIZARDING WORLD™ J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Publishing Rights © JKR. (s18)
Nov. 23 – Dec. 31: SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
SeaWorld Orlando makes the holidays brighter — literally — with this annual celebration, which is included with park admission. The event transforms the park into a winter wonderland sparkling with holiday cheer, excitement and more than 3 million beautiful lights. There’s much more for you to enjoy here, too — including the all-new Sesame Street® Christmas Parade and spectacular seasonal shows like O' Wondrous Night® and Winter Wonderland on Ice. You can also rub noses with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends, or head to Wild Arctic® and visit with Santa himself!
Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida Resort (Photo © 2016 LOCK + LAND, Chip Litherland)
Weekends, Nov. 29 – Dec. 31: Holidays at LEGOLAND Florida Resort
Enjoy seasonal shows, special treats, twinkling lights and other ways to celebrate at this holiday event, which is included with park admission to LEGOLAND Florida Resort. In addition to a 30-foot LEGO® Christmas tree, it will feature a life-sized LEGO Santa, reindeer and sleigh, plus life-sized LEGO snowmen, a giant LEGO wreath and other photo ops. You can also dance, sing-along and deck the halls with the “Holly Jolly Jubilee,” an interactive show where you’ll journey inside Santa’s workshop to celebrate with the elves. Plus, rock around the event’s centerpiece during the LEGO Christmas Tree Spectacular. There will be plenty of other holiday-themed activities, including meet-and-greets with LEGO Santa and LEGO Toy Soldier!
Nov. 29 – Dec. 30: Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Glittering with music and entertainment, this event is included with admission to Epcot. The centerpiece is the beloved Candlelight Processional, taking place thrice nightly and featuring a 50-piece orchestra, a full choir and a lineup of celebrity narrators, including Neil Patrick Harris (Dec. 2-5), Isabella Rossellini (Dec. 8-10), Edward James Olmos (Dec. 25-26) and many more. A delectable array of bites, sips and creative treats will be available for purchase at 13 Holiday Kitchens and additional food-and-beverage kiosks, for more than 25 locations in all. You can further sweeten your experience with the Holiday Cookie Stroll, showcasing unique cookies at five official locations in the park’s World Showcase. A special Cookie Stroll Cookie Jar will be available for purchase, too. The event will also include uplifting gospel, R&B and holiday songs during JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season. Plus, kids can enjoy a fun scavenger hunt with Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree.
Featured Events in Orlando for November
Nov. 3-4: Fall Fiesta in the Park
Peruse the work of more than 300 artists and craftspeople at this free event, which includes live entertainment at the Walt Disney Amphitheater. It’s also family-friendly with a dedicated kids’ area.
Nov. 8-10: EDC Orlando
Following last year’s record-breaking festival, EDC (aka Electric Daisy Carnival) returns to Tinker Field in downtown Orlando with scores of the world’s top dance-music artists and plenty of festivities. What’s more, this year’s expanded festival footprint will allow for larger stages, plus an all-new fourth stage for the first time in the event’s history.
Nov. 15: CONCACAF Nations League Match — U.S. Men’s National Team vs. Canada
Having earned consecutive victories against Cuba by an aggregate score of 7-0, Canada advances to face off against the U.S. Men’s National Team in what’s sure to be a thrilling matchup at downtown Orlando’s Exploria Stadium. The winner of the 2019-20 CONCACAF National League A will advance to the knockout stage.
Nov. 23: Florida Blue Florida Classic
Held at Camping World Stadium in downtown Orlando, this game is the annual, long-running matchup between the Florida A&M Rattlers and Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. With more than 1.9 million fans attending since the first game in 1978, it’s also the nation’s largest football game between two Historically Black College/University (HBCU) schools.
Nov. 30 – Dec. 1: FusionFest 2019
Taking place on Thanksgiving Weekend, this two-day celebration is one of Orlando’s most unique cultural events. More than 160 heritages will be represented with a cornucopia of dishes from around the world, interactive experiences, and contests celebrating fashion, music, dance, short films and more. The goal is to honor each person’s heritage while exploring how we influence each other and create our own unique identity.
Special Attractions in Orlando for November
Crayola Experience in Orlando
Don’t miss these special attractions in Orlando this November. Click each event’s name for details.
- Select Nights through Nov. 2: Dark Horizon — Point of No Return
- Nov. 21-24: Fall Festival & Carnival at Faith Assembly of God Church
- Nov. 23 – Jan. 5, 2020: Colorful Christmas at Crayola Experience
More Foodie Events in Orlando for November
Come Hungry When You Visit Orlando in November
Food festivals start in Orlando in August and continue through the end of November. Click each event’s name for details, and click here to read about some of this year’s biggest culinary celebrations.
- Weekends through Nov. 24: Food & Wine Weekends 2019 at Waldorf Astoria Orlando
- Nov. 8-9: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic
- Nov. 16: Orlando Beer Festival
Live Theater, Concerts, Comedy and More in Orlando for November
House of Blues at Disney Springs® in Orlando
Numerous venues in Orlando are hosting the arts in Orlando this November. Click each event’s name for details.
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (Downtown Orlando)
- Nov. 5: RuPaul’s Drag Race — Werq the World 2019 Tour
- Nov. 9: Sammy Hagar’s Full Circle Jam Tour
- Nov. 12-17: Escape to Margaritaville — The Jimmy Buffet Musical
- Nov. 23: Jonathan Van Ness
- Nov. 24: Disney Junior Holiday Party
- Nov. 26: The Four Italian Tenors: Via Italia
- Nov. 29: Incubus
Hard Rock Live (Universal CityWalk)
- Nov. 1: Bianca Del Rio — It’s Jester Joke
- Nov. 6: Alice Cooper
- Nov. 8: AJR — The Neotheater World Tour
- Nov. 9: Loud and Live Presents Daniel Habif
- Nov. 11: Elvis Costello and The Imposters
House of Blues (Disney Springs)
- Nov. 2: Hobo Johnson & The Lovemakers Fall Tour
- Nov. 7: Judah & The Lion — Pep Talks World Wide Tour 2019
- Nov. 15: Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime
- Nov. 16: Chase Rice AM/PM 2019 Tour
- Nov. 21: Randy Houser
Orlando Shakespeare Theater (Near Downtown Orlando)
- Select Days through Nov. 16: Miss Nelson Is Missing!
- Select Nights through Nov. 24: Macbeth
The Winter Park Playhouse (Winter Park)
- Select Nights, Nov. 14 – Dec. 15: You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown
Amway Center (Downtown Orlando)
- Nov. 6: The Black Keys
- Nov. 9: Miranda Lambert
- Nov. 16: The Jonas Brothers
- Nov. 24: Sara Bareilles
- Nov. 25: Ariana Grande — Sweetener World Tour
Garden Theatre (Winter Garden)
- Select Nights, Nov. 22 – Dec. 22: A Christmas Carol — A Ghost Story
Movie Events in Orlando for October
Enzian Theater in Maitland
See classic films on the big screen at these events, hosted at locations in and around Orlando. Click each movie’s title for details.
Harry P. Leu Gardens (Near Downtown Orlando)
- Nov. 1: Movies at Leu Gardens — The Quiet Place
Enzian Theater (Maitland)
- Nov. 3: Uncomfortable Brunch at Enzian Theater — In the Realm of the Senses
- Nov. 9: Saturday Matinee Classics — City Lights
- Nov. 17: Peanut Butter Matinee Family Film — My Name is Totoro
Sports & Outdoors Events in Orlando for November
Cheer on your favorite team with professional sports and outdoors fun in Orlando this November. For details, click each event’s name. The NBA’s Orlando Magic and ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears both play home games at the Amway Center in downtown Orlando.
- Nov. 1: vs. Milwaukee Bucks
- Nov. 2: vs. Denver Nuggets
- Nov. 8: vs. Memphis Grizzlies
- Nov. 10: vs. Indiana Pacers
- Nov. 13: vs. Philadelphia 76ers
- Nov. 15: vs. San Antonio Spurs
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