Orlando Event Calendar: November 2022

We've rounded up the best events in November and beyond!

(PHOTOS PROVIDED BY COUNCIL OF 101, ORLANDO MUSEUM OF ART)

HOLIDAY EVENTS

19th ANNUAL SCOTT’S MAZE ADVENTURES
Through Dec. 11: Get lost in a dinosaur-themed giant maze of corn stalks covering 6.5 acres in Lake County. Once you’re done stalking, try out the mini mazes, zip lines, hay rides, tours, food vendors, playground and more. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m. Nov. 12 night maze 6-10 p.m. Long & Scott Farms, 26216 C.R. 448A, Mount Dora. 352-383-6900. longandscottfarms.com

MICKEY’S VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS PARTY
Nov. 8-Dec. 22: Make some very merry Christmas memories during The Magic Kingdom’s 50th anniversary celebration amid the snow and splendor of the holidays. Mickey and friends welcome guests with a seasonal parade, fireworks, treats, musical shows and rocking Christmas parties. Select nights. Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista. disneyworld.disney.go.com

FESTIVAL OF TREES
Nov. 11-20: The 36th year of this seasonal tradition embraces the theme Gifts of the Season as galleries become glittering holiday showplaces with 50 designer-inspired, decorated trees and wreaths, spectacular gingerbread houses, pop-up shops for holiday shopping and live entertainment. Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando. 407-896-4231. omart.org

SEAWORLD CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Nov. 11-Dec. 31: Create traditions and unforgettable memories with family and friends in this winter wonderland sparkling with 3 million holiday lights. Indulge in holiday shopping, animal shows, specialty treats and beverages and live entertainment. Included with park admission. SeaWorld Orlando, 7007 Sea World Drive, Orlando. 407-545-5550. seaworld.com

HOLIDAYS AT UNIVERSAL ORLANDO
Nov. 12-Jan. 1: Grab your Muggle friends and get your cheer on as Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley are transformed for the holidays. Indulge in the spirit of the season with special treats, Universal’s Holiday Parade, performances by Mannheim Steamroller and the Who-liday spectacular, Grinchmas. Included with park admission. Universal Orlando Resort, 6000 Universal Blvd., Orlando. 407-363-8000. universalorlando.com

CHRISTMAS AT GAYLORD PALMS
Nov. 18-Jan. 1: The Gaylord Palms is a Christmas destination for locals and visitors alike, with acres of festive decorations, dozens of sensory experiences, fun activities, live shows and more. The ICE! show is back after a two-year hiatus, featuring 36 truckloads of ice blocks that are carved by artisans from Harbin, China. Buy tickets online. 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee. 407-586-0000. christmasatgaylordpalms.marriott.com

THANKSGIVING DAY AT LEU GARDENS
Nov. 24: Walk off the Thanksgiving feast and visit with family and friends on a holiday stroll through one of Orlando’s most beautiful gardens. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Last admission at 4 p.m. Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. 407-246-2620. leugardens.org

EPCOT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF THE HOLIDAYS
Nov. 25-Dec. 30: This yuletide extravaganza features traditions, foods and beverages from Epcot’s World Showcase nations and special kiosks. Merry experiences await, including the Candlelight Processional, the story of Christmas told by a celebrity narrator and a 50-piece orchestra and full choir. EPCOT at Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista. disneyworld.disney.go.com

HOLIDAYS AT THE MORSE MUSEUM
Nov. 25-Dec. 30: Friday night admission is free throughout the holiday season, as are holiday events and live music programs. The Thanksgiving Weekend Open House kicks off the festivities with an evening of music from the Beautiful Music Jazz Quartet. 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park. 407-645-5311. morsemuseum.org

HOLIDAYS AT LEGOLAND
Nov. 25 & 27-Dec. 31: It’s a Lego lover’s dream Christmas with decorations, a giant tree, Santa and a toy soldier all made out of LEGO blocks. Special activities include seasonal shows, twinkling lights, holiday treats and more, all included with admission on select days. 1 Legoland Way, Winter Haven. 888-690-5346. legoland.com

DAZZLING NIGHTS AT LEU GARDENS
Nov. 25-Jan. 1: Immerse yourself in the wonders of the holidays at Dazzling Nights, a three-quarter-mile journey of awe-inspiring light experiences brought to life by Creative City Project. This magical, interactive experience for the entire family features a million lights, a snowstorm in a 40-foot snow globe, a candy cane tunnel, a laser forest and holiday tunes, treats and beverages. Choose dates and entry times online. Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. dazzlingorlando.com

LIGHT UP MOUNT DORA
Nov. 26: The 25th annual lighting ceremony is the official start of the holidays in this historic town 30 miles north of Orlando. When the sun sets, the Mount Dora Boating Center will light up. 352-383-3150. mtdoraboats.com

ORLANDO PHIL—HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Nov. 26: Experience the joyful sounds of the season with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra for the first time ever at Steinmetz Hall. Mauricio Cespedes Rivero conducting with The Holiday Singers and the Opera Orlando Youth Company. 3:30 & 7:30 p.m. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. 407-358-6603. drphillipscenter.org

CELEBRATION NOW SNOWING
Nov. 26-Dec. 31: Disney’s Celebration hosts free holiday festivities nightly in its downtown area. Snow falls as carolers sing holiday favorites. Paid activities include photos with Santa, a train ride and ice skating. 610 Sycamore St., Suite 220, Celebration. 407-566-4007. celebrationtowncenter.com

HOLIDAY BLOOMS
Nov. 28-Jan. 2: Thousands of colorful poinsettias and other seasonal flowers and foliage burst with yuletide spirit along the paths of the garden’s 50 acres. Included with daytime admission. Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. 407-246-2620. leugardens.org

SPECIAL EVENTS

EPCOT INTERNATIONAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Through Nov.19: Explore the world of culinary treasures on a leisurely tour of marketplaces featuring authentic global foods and beverages while enjoying the sights and sounds at entertainment spots throughout the World Showcase. EPCOT, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista. disneyworld.disney.go.com

CHAMPIONS OF MAGIC
Nov. 4: What’s more entertaining than an illusionist? Try five. This team of magicians brings their mind-blowing, interactive act to sold-out shows across the globe. They blend the classic, such as Houdini’s water torture cell, with the original, such as a levitation act that has to be seen to be believed. 7:30 p.m. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. 407-358-6603. drphillipscenter.org

ORLANDO SHAKES PLAYFEST 2022
Nov. 4-6: Playfest introduces new works by emerging writers through live readings. Audience members are welcome to share their reactions directly with the playwright during a post-show talkback. All plays performed at Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando. 407-447-1700. orlandoshakes.org
Nov. 4: Our Mother’s, The Ghost Story, by Haleh Roshan, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 5: Bite Me, by Eliana Pipes, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 6: Repossessed, by Greg Lam, 2 p.m.

CELEBRATE CHRIST
Nov. 5: This multimedia event features uplifting performances by Christian rock artists, including Rascal Flatts lead singer Gary LeVox, acapella group Take 6, Jordan Smith and Blanca. Audience members are asked to bring a nonperishable food or candy item for Light Orlando Community Food Drive. 7:30 p.m. Addition Financial Arena, 12777 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando. 407-823-3070. additionfiarena.com

VETERANS DAY AT LEU GARDENS
Nov. 11: The gardens salute the men and women who have served their country and who continue to serve with free admission as a thank you. Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. 407-246-2620. leugardens.org

23rd ANNUAL CITY OF ORLANDO VETERAN’S DAY PARADE
Nov. 12: Orlando Mayer Buddy Dyer joins with the Veterans Advisory Council in honoring the men and women of the armed forces. This year’s parade commemorates the 80th anniversary of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) and Women Accepted for Voluntary Emergency Service (WAVEs). Opening ceremony takes place at Orange Avenue near Central Boulevard. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. 407-246-2121. orlando.gov

DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE ON TOUR
Nov. 18: Mickey, Minnie and their pals from Disney Junior and Marvel Super Heroes are getting ready to throw a huge costume party but mysterious green rain, wind and smoke keep interrupting the fun. Can Spidey and his Amazing Friends save “Costume Palooza?” 6 p.m. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. 407-358-6603. drphillipscenter.org

FLORIDA BLUE BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Nov. 18: Cheer for crowd-pleasing dance teams, high-stepping drum majors, precision drumlines and roaring brass sections from the nation’s top high school marching bands. Special performances by the Bethune-Cookman University Marching Wildcats and the Florida A&M University Marching 100. 7 p.m. Camping World Stadium, 1 Citrus Bowl Place, Orlando. 407-440-7900. campingworldstadium.com

CLASSIC(AL) ROCK
Nov. 19: Join the 170-member CFCArts Symphony Orchestra and a much-smaller rock band for an evening of rock with a classical air. Hear some of the biggest hits by the Beatles, Metallica, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Queen and more. 3 & 8 p.m. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. 407-358-6603. drphillipscenter.org

FUSIONFEST
Nov. 26-27: A free, two-day celebration of all that makes a diverse Central Florida a wonderful place to visit and live. Explore the world through dance, music, fashion, marketplaces, film, cooking, visual arts and more. Saturday 10 a.m.- 8 p.m., Sunday noon-6 p.m. Seneff Arts Plaza at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. 407-836-5540. fusionfest.org

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST COCKTAIL EXPERIENCE
Nov. 30-Feb. 22: This is an immersive, interactive adventure that will take guests into a world of magic and fantasy as they enter the enchanted and cursed world of Beauty and the Beast for a Victorian cocktail party in a castle. Choose dates and times online. The Oliv Bar, 745 N. Magnolia Ave., Suite 100, Orlando. explorehidden.com

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