November is here! If you’ve been waiting for a time to visit Orlando where you can still enjoy sunny Florida days minus the heat, thanks to lower temps and humidity, November is it!
Plus, if the changing of the season wasn’t exciting enough, there are plenty of events happening on International Drive this month! Looking to enjoy some fun with the family? Want to enjoy a night out at some of Orlando’s top live entertainment venues? Or maybe you want to kick start your holiday season with some of the best holiday events in the country? Whatever you’re looking for during your trip to Orlando this November, we’re sure you’ll find it and some at these exciting events happening in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood this month.
Kick off the month with family fun at SeaWorld Orlando!
Head to SeaWorld on November 5th and 6th to enjoy one of Orlando’s favorite theme parks, plus two exciting events happening in one weekend!
First, head to the Guy Harvey store location in the Waterfront to meet the artist, scientist, diver, conservationist, and explorer, Guy Harvey! Guy Harvey is fiercely devoted to his family and his of the sea and he will be at SeaWorld offering meet-and-greets, autographs, and photo opportunities during SeaWorld’s Guy Harvey Weekend event!
Next, pop over to Sesame Street Land to enjoy all of your favorite Sesame Street Friends as they host a party just for kids during SeaWorld’s Kids’ Weekend! Join Elmo, Cookie Monster, Rosita, and all your favorite furry friends for a fun-filled weekend with hands-on activities, character photo opportunities, and more. This family-friendly celebration is located in Sesame Street Land and is included with park admission.
Then take on the rest of this extraordinary park as you explore the mysteries of the sea through up-close animal discoveries, amazing attractions, and unforgettable performances.
Later this month at SeaWorld Orlando is also their annual Ruck Sack Race 5k.
On November 19th head to SeaWorld to walk, run, or ruck your way through the park, and as you run enjoy the views of their holiday displays! All participants will receive a shirt, finisher medal, a discount code for tickets to SeaWorld, and have the opportunity to place in gender and age categories. If you’re looking for an even more difficult physical challenge, this race will also offer a Ruck Sack Warrior component where participants can where a 35lb ruck sack or weight vest. It’s a good time for everyone, and it benefits the Camaraderie Foundation which helps provide military service members, veterans and family members the support they need to “heal the invisible wounds of war.” Learn more today!
Laughter is a great stress-reducer, and we all know the holiday season can have its stresses – which makes a trip to Orlando Improv a must during your visit to I-Drive this November! Check out their lineup of comedians taking the stage this month and reserve a spot for your group to enjoy a night out in Orlando with drinks, delicious grub, and a whole lot of laughter!
November 10th: Lindsay Glazer
November 17th: Christopher Titus
November 18th & 19th: Jay Pharoah
November 20th: The Offend Everyone Tour with Aaron Berg and Luis J. Gomez
November 23rd: Ben Brainard
November 30th: That’s Messed Up, Call A Bus with Liza Treyger and Kara Klenk
Or maybe you want to rock out at the “Coliseum of Rock ‘n Roll” with unbelievable live performances from top talent… if so, check out who will be popping in to Hard Rock Orlando this month:
November 10th: Joe Satriani: Earth Tour
November 12th: Russell Peters: Act Your Age Tour
November 18th: Cole Swindell: Back Down to the Bar Tour
November 19th: Amon Amarth: The Great Heathen Tour with Carcass, Obituary and Cattle Decapitation
November 23rd: El Gran Combo: 60th Anniversary World Tour WSG Luis Figueroa
And of course, if you’re looking for a casual night out that requires no planning in advance, head to popular live music destinations like Tin Roof Orlando and Ole Red Orlando where there’s always a show going down!
Don’t worry! We’re not skipping over that tastiest holiday of the year, Thanksgiving! Many dining destinations on I-Drive will be offering special Thanksgiving Feasts for families giving thanks on I-Drive this year so stay tuned for our Thanksgiving Feast blog post in the next few weeks that will provide you with a full list of feast options in the I-Drive area this year!
If you’re hoping to kick start the holiday season with magical experiences in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood this month, you’re in luck! Many of Orlando’s most popular holiday events are kicking off in November!
The Holidays at Universal Orlando Kick off on November 12th!
This November you can celebrate the holiday season with a butter beer as the Hogwarts castle lights up for the holidays, complete with festive decor lighting of the streets of Hogsmeade in Universal’s Islands of Adventure and Diagon Alley™ in Universal Studios Florida. Enjoy sipping on your butter beer to the sounds of the Frog Choir as Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees put a holiday spin on their performances! Get all the details here.
Universal’s Annual Grinchmas
If warm fuzzies and a side of sarcasm sound like your kind of Christmas Spirit, this is the holiday celebration for you! Head to Seuss Landing to enjoy holiday decor, get together with the resident Whos and put a little snark in your holiday spirit with Grinch! Meet with the maven of mischief himself for unforgettable photo ops, and enjoy music and fun during this Who-liday spectacular! Get all the details here.
The Holidays at Universal Studios
Celebrate the holidays at Universal Studios with larger-than-life balloons floating through the streets, appearances by the Minions from Illumination’s Despicable Me, and celebrate with some of your favorite characters from DreamWorks Animations Shrek and Madagascar films! Details can be found here.
If holiday feels are what you’re looking for, Universal Orlando has you covered this holiday season.
Celebrate the holidays at SeaWorld during their Christmas Celebration that kicks off on November 14th!
Immerse yourself in a sea of lights, holiday entertainment, and much more as you witness one of your favorite Orlando parks transform into a winter wonderland sparkling with holiday shows, delicious food and beverages, and over 3 million twinkling lights!
If you’re looking to experience the magic of the holiday season, SeaWorld is sure to bring you a magical winter experience in the heart of Orlando!
Dezerland Park – A new holiday tradition!
Dezerland’s Christmas Night in Lights kicks off on November 11th and is making the holiday season in Orlando even brighter!
Enjoy a magical and immersive winter wonderland experience without having to leave your vehicle. This more than one-mile-long drive-through showcases over one million lights. But don’t delay – tickets and time slots are limited per day for this event, so Limited tickets and time slots per day so get your tickets ahead of time! Get the details today.
November is here! Come enjoy the beautiful weather in Orlando and get in on the many exciting experiences that await you in Orlando’s Most Dynamic Neighborhood. Find a full calendar of events happening on I-Drive this month, and have an amazing trip!