Best of November: 40+ of Our Favorite Date Night Events

Date Night at East End Market's Evening Exchange

Fall: we are ready to welcome you to Orlando! From festivals to local markets, art events and cocktail classes, we have a ton of ideas for date night this month! Read on for our favorite November events. 

November 1 – 3


Throughout the month of November
Hilton Orlando
For the entire month of November, you can sip and savor Pinot Noir wines in a variety of ways at Hilton Orlando! Starting at Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops, guests can partake in a Duck & Pinot pairing, or can build their own Pinot flight with “Salute to the Grape”, where you’ll choose 4 wines of 3 oz pours from the nightly selections. Second, there will be a special Pinot Noir cart in the lobby on select nights from 5-7pm where you’ll enjoy specials and a complimentary cheese sampling. Additionally, there will be complimentary Pinot Noir Wine & Cheese pairing classes guided by Sommeliers from Foley Wines every Saturday from 3-5pm at Scratch Market, and you’ll even receive discounts on any favorites you’d like to take home! Finally, David’s Club will have a selection of Pinot Noir flights available, as well as a wine pairing special. 
Get all the details here:

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Weekends, September 13 – November 24, 2019
Waldorf Astoria & Hilton Bonnet Creek
Enjoy gourmet tastings, exquisite wine pairings, interactive cocktail demos, special spa offerings, and the epic Bar du Chocolat! Options for guests and non-guests.

November Events
Bar du Chocolat at Waldorf Astoria

October 9 – November 24
Orlando Shakes
Experience a visually striking production of Shakespeare’s Scottish play in an intimate setting. Blind ambition and twisted prophesy lead Macbeth to murder the Scottish king and seize the throne. An impulse for destruction and a loose grip on sanity define Lord and Lady Macbeth’s foothold on power that can only end in tragedy.
$30 and up

Dark Horizon Orlando
October 10 – November 2
14500 Continental Gateway, Orlando
Florida’s first-ever West Coast-style haunt featuring 3 gruesome haunted-houses, 4 immersive bars and 2 stages! Hundreds of monsters await to scare you over 16 terrifying nights.

Orlando Ballet Vampire’s Ball 2019
October 31 – November 3
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
This fan favorite will thrill you with a riotous tale of two vampires, told through exquisite dance as only Orlando Ballet can. Attend opening night for a special Halloween costume contest!
$24 and up

Baldwin Park First Friday Festival
Friday, November 1, 5-9pm
New Broad Street, Baldwin Park
Over 80 local artisans of all genres will display their art while guests shop and stroll through the heart of downtown Baldwin Park. Also featured are many Central Florida based small businesses and non-profit organizations with products and offerings ranging from health and fitness, to beauty and fashion, as well as community service opportunities.
FREE Admission

Movies at the Leu: A Quiet Place
Friday, November 1, 7:30pm
Leu Gardens
This month’s outdoor movie is A Quiet Place. The gardens open at 6 and the movie begins at 7:30. Outside food and alcohol are permitted – enjoy responsibly!
$6; free for members

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PlayFest 2019
November 1 & 2, November 8 & 9
Orlando Shakes
At the two-weekend festival, patrons will experience seven readings of new plays in development and participate in the creative process with post-reading playwright talkbacks and surveys.
Tickets are $10 each; PlayFest Pass is $56 per person

Second Annual Bourbon Bash
November 1-2
M Bar
Guests have the option of attending one day or both days for the full experience. The first night will be an evening of nosing, and Experience distinct expressions from 11 different bourbons this evening. For the second evening, you’ll learn, sip & most importantly enjoy this evening hosted by our knowledgeable bar staff for an educational breakout session. Cap the night off with a grand tasting and the opportunity to purchase your favorite whiskey bottles.

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Eden Bar’s Annual Elixir Mixer
Saturday, November 2nd from 1-4PM
Eden Bar
Join Eden Bar and local partners as they serve up the best and most creative craft cocktails in town. Your ticket includes access to delicious and creative tastings from Orlando’s most talented bartenders. Make sure to vote for your favorite cocktail as local mixologists compete to win!

Relay For Life of Lake Nona
Saturday, November 2, 1-10pm
Lake Nona Town Center
Benefiting the American Cancer Society and Gold Together For Childhood Cancer Awareness, and will also feature food, vendors, kids zone, and entertainment.

Beer, Bacon & BBQ Festival
Saturday, November 2, 2-7pm
Cranes Roost Park
Along with 5,000+ people, you’ll sample the finest in 40 craft beers from both local and national breweries while snacking down on only the best in bacon and BBQ.
FREE Admission, food and drink prices vary

Cherry Bomb Burlesque
Saturday, November 2, 6pm
The Abbey
Cherry Bomb Burlesque is a powerhouse all-female cast bringing you a satirical, sophisticated Vegas-style burlesque show.

Fox Fest 2019
Saturday, November 2, 6-10pm
Enjoy a free concert, with food, and fun with live performances by Fat Night, Glass House Point, and New Generation Branches Steel Orchestra. Additionally, there will be food from The Crepe Co, Jewels Café, and The Vegan Hot Dog Cart.
FREE Admission, food prices vary

Flamenco Guitarist Fito Espinola at Grape & The Grain
Saturday, November 2, 8-11pm
Grape & The Grain
Fito Espinola will be returning, so if you missed him the first time, now is your chance to see this amazing guitarist! Additionally, food truck Fleur D’Elise French Quarter Cuisine will be on hand for your food needs.
FREE Admission, food and drink prices vary

Image credit: The Grape and The Grain

Fall Fiesta in the Park Presented By Your Local Ford Dealers
November 2 – 3
Lake Eola Park
One of Central Florida’s longest-running, community-driven events, Fall Fiesta in the Park boasts over 300 artists and crafters, 50 food vendors and trucks and plenty of kids and pet activities and places to picnic with family and friends.
FREE Admission

November 4 – 10

Casselberry Food and Wine Festival
Monday, November 4, 6-9pm
Secret Lake Park
An evening of tasting and celebrating showcasing the best food and wine the area has to offer.  Enjoy culinary tasting, wine sampling, silent auction, live entertainment, and more.

The Imperial Bar + The Ravenous Pig Cocktail Dinner
Monday, November 4, 6-9pm
The Imperial at Washburn Imports Winter Park
The Ravenous Pig Takes over The Imperial Kitchen! Mike and Jasper will debut their creative concoctions alongside a four-course, nose-to-tail whole pig dinner.

Lake Nona Wine Tasting

Wednesday November 6, 6-8pm
ABC Fine Wine & Spirits; 12254 Narcoossee Rd., Orlando
Sample over 50+ wines, spirits and cordials from wineries and distilleries around the world. Sample some local brews and food all for $10. Plus as an added bonus receive 10% off your entire purchase the night of the event.

Archaeology on Tap: Space!
Wednesday, November 6, 6 & 8pm
Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store
This talk will discuss the advent and growth of space archaeology as a discipline within archaeology as well as provide case studies of researchers who are currently pushing the boundaries of archaeological research from beyond the confines of our planet. Emily Dietrich will be leading this exciting presentation in the taproom with two viewing times: 6 & 8 PM.

1st Thursdays: Leave No Sight Unseen
Thursday, November 7, 6-9pm
Orlando Museum of Art
On the first Thursday of each month, Central Florida has an opportunity to discover local artists, listen to live music, and mingle with an eclectic mix of people. There are cash bars serving wine, beer, soft drinks and water, and café offerings from area restaurants.
$15; VIP lounge: $35

Historically Poetic
Thursday, November 7, 6pm
Orange County Regional History Center
How can history be held in a poem? Head to the Orange County Regional History Center
for in-person readings by Orlando’s first poet laureate, Susan Lilley, as well as other area poets, authors, and participants in our historical poetry competition.
FREE Admission

Popcorn Flicks in the Park: Wall-E
Thursday, November 7, 7-9pm
Central Park, Winter Park
These films are usually held on the second Thursday of each month in Winter Park’s beautiful Central Park and they are FREE and open to the public. Bring a blanket, a picnic or snacks, and some family and friends.
FREE Admission

Southern Swells Beer Dinner
Thursday, November 7, 7-9pm
À La Cart
À La Cart will join forces with Jacksonville brewery, Southern Swells, for a multi-course beer dinner featuring dishes from the various food trucks.  5 courses + 5 beers.

Á La Cart Orlando | Photo by Editor Stephanie Patterson

Wine, Cheese and Chocolate Perfectly Paired
Thursday, November 7, 7-9pm
Quantum Leap Winery
Head to beautiful Quantum Leap Winery for a pairing of 5 wines, 4 cheeses, and 4 Peterbrooke Chocolates.

Stags’ Leap Wine Dinner
November 7 – 16
Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse (Sand Lake, Winter Park and Lake Mary Locations)
The final TasteMaker Dinner of 2019, Ruth’s Chris will help you experience how Stags’ Leap Winery’s unique Napa micro-climate lends itself to making outstanding wines. At this one night only event you’ll enjoy 5 Chef-curated courses paired with 5 of Stags’ Leap’s finest.

Image credit: Ruth’s Chris Steak House

An Evening with Kevin Robbins and guest Brandel Chamblee
Friday, November 8, 6:30pm
Writer’s Block Bookstore
Enjoy an evening with award-winning sportswriter Kevin Robbins and a special guest, Brandel Chamblee, Golf Channel analyst. He’ll be signing his latest book, “The Last Stand of Payne Stewart”: the story of legendary golfer Payne Stewart, focusing on his last year in the PGA Tour in 1999, which tragically culminated in a fatal air disaster that transpired publicly on televisions across the country.
Free, book purchased from Writer’s Block Bookstore for signing

EDC Orlando 2019
November 8-10
Tinker Field
EDC combines the world’s most renowned dance music talent with cutting-edge production to create an unparalleled experience of sight and sound.
Tickets start at $119.99

10th Annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

November 8-9
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
Sample wines from around the world and savor culinary artistry from pastries to pasta. Additionally, there will be eleven educational seminars if you would like to impress friends with your knowledge of wines, cocktails, beer, pasta-making, cheese pairing or the fine art of sushi and sake. Causeway tickets include free Beer Garden upgrade!

November Events
Image credit: Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

Wonderment Wine Tasting
Friday, November 8, 6pm
Pharmacy Orlando
Enjoy a wonderful evening of wine with Stephanie Cook, owner of Wonderment Wines. Passed Hors D’oeuvres will be served as you taste delicious wines and learn more about what Stephanie’s inspirations were.

PechaKucha Night Orlando v27
Friday, November 8, 6 & 9pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
PechaKucha Night was devised in Tokyo, as a chance for creative people to meet, network, and share their work. Taking its name from the Japanese term for “chitchat,” PechaKucha rests on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.

Art & Music in the Park and The Food Truck Bazaar
Friday, November 8, 6-9pm
Lake Concord Park
While listening to the music, guests will be able to stroll through the park and shop at more than 15 local businesses and artisan booths selling jewelry, photography, paintings, and an assortment of other unique gifts and services. Also, there will be 12 gourmet food trucks from The Food Truck Bazaar, offering delicious culinary delights that range from savory to sweet to spicy and everything in between.
FREE Admission

Jazz Under the Stars with Jose Rojas
Friday, November 8, 8pm
Grape & The Grain
Relax in the beautiful wine garden and enjoy Florida’s “winter” weather while listening to the beautiful sounds of Jose Rojas on the saxophone!
FREE Admission

November Events

Mister Rogers: The Musician
November 8 & 9, times vary
Tiedtke Concert Hall
Everyone’s favorite neighbor was a composer, and not just of children’s music. While the tunes that you know and love from his TV show will be part of this event, the concert will also feature some of Fred Rogers’ instrumental works and operas. Mr. Rogers studied piano and composition while at Rollins and he carried that love of music throughout his life.

Bourbon Brews & Blues
Saturday, November 9, 2-6pm
Cafe DaVinci
Sample over 50 different types of whiskies while sipping on beers from over 20 different breweries and listening to soulful Blues music.

Brandy Cocktails
Saturday, November 9, 3:30-5pm
Bitters & Brass
Enjoy working at a personal cocktail station as you learn the history behind the drinks. From preparation to execution, examine the reasons behind each step, including proper jiggering, choosing the correct ingredients and using the right garnish to complement your cocktail.

Lake Nona Town Harvest
Saturday, November 9, 4-8pm
Crescent Park in Laureate Park
Bring out the whole family to enjoy a festive evening of entertainment featuring top 40 cover band Stereo FM, scarecrow stilt walkers, acrobatic surprises, and more! Oversized tractors, hay bales, and pumpkins create the perfect cozy photo op. Enjoy delicious treats from food trucks It’s All Greek to Me, Bloque 45 and Guacamoli Co., a beer garden, and a large Kid’s Zone sponsored by Laureate Insurance Partners for toddlers to teens!
FREE Admission, drink prices vary

College Park JazzFest 2019

Saturday, November 9, 5-11pm
Edgewater Drive, College Park
College Park Main Street will host the 18th annual College Park JazzFest on Saturday November 9, 2019 from 5-11pm. The community’s flagship street festival along Edgewater Drive will feature 12 bands on three stages performing jazz, pop and soft rock. College Park JazzFest will feature a vibrant street party atmosphere with diverse food trucks, vendors, and the local shops and restaurants open onto Edgewater Drive between Smith Street and Clayton Street. All proceeds support College Park Main Street programs including our three annual street festivals, Edgewater Drive improvement projects, façade matching grants, networking socials, connect and learn events, and marketing support and promotion of College Park and the business community. 
Tickets, which are $10-12, are available here:

November events
Image credit: College Park Main Street

Cows ‘n Cabs
Saturday, November 9, 6-10pm
Central Park, Winter Park
Cows ‘n Cabs is an annual charity fundraising event that features mini-dish tastings from 25+ gourmet Orlando restaurants paired with over 200 wines and a plethora of craft beers and cocktails. The 8th Cows ‘n Cabs benefits charities supporting children in Central Florida, including After-School All Stars Orlando and Elevate Orlando.
$120/person, VIP tickets: $160

November Events
Image credit: Arlene Laboy

November Pop-Up Dance Party
Saturday, November 9, 8-11pm
DoveCote, 390 N Orange Ave Suite #110
Shimmy over to DoveCote’s brand new event space Courtyard 390 for this pop-up dance party!

Image credit: Courtyard 390

Maker Faire Orlando
November 9 – 10
Central Florida Fairgrounds
Maker Faire Orlando is a non-profit, community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music and hands-on activities. On Nov. 9 and 10, people show what they are making and share what they are learning at the 8th annual event to be held at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.

Polo Classic
Sunday, November 10
Fields Motorcars Orlando
Guests will be able to enjoy delicious food offerings and prime VIP seating to cheer from the sidelines during a thrilling polo match. Polo-goers and champagne sippers alike can purchase tickets that offer access to Veuve Clicquot champagne and limited edition flutes.

Brunch at Grape & The Grain
Sunday, November 10 & 24, 1pm
Grape & The Grain
Grape & The Grain invigorates all your senses with food, music and culture conspiring with wine to create the most unique evenings you will ever experience in Orlando. This time with the food Trailer Brunch Cafe Gourmet Cuisine – with original and gourmet recipes, fresh ground coffee imported from Puerto Rico.
Food and beverage prices vary

Image credit: The Grape and The Grain

A Taste of Dr. Phillips
Sunday, November 10, 1-4pm
Dellagio Town Center, Dr. Phillips
Admission to the event is all-inclusive and includes food, wine, and beer from over 25 of Orlando best restaurants see participating restaurants.

Old Time Music Jam
Sunday, November 10, 4pm
Orlando Brewing
Enjoy the sounds of fiddles, mandolins, banjos,and guitars playing improvisational Appalachian tunes. This is an event open to everyone, including the family dog.
FREE Admission, drink prices vary

Comedy Night featuring Clay Foley and Jesse Tuttle
Sunday, November 10, 5-8pm
Quantum Leap Winery
Featuring Clay Foley and his “Born This Clay Comedy Tour” with Special Headliner Jesse Tuttle and MC Sabrina Ambra. Quantum Leap wines and ciders as well as beer will be available by the glass and Voodoo Food Truck will be onsite with a la carte cajun and creole cuisine.
**Use code “laugh” for 50% off your ticket**

November 11 – 17

Chef’s Night featuring American Culinary Federation Chefs
Tuesday, November 12, 6-9pm
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
This special Chef’s Night features local chefs hand-selected by American Culinary Federation Acf Central Florida Chapter who are sure to tempt your foodie taste buds.

Let’s Go M.A.D! Music, Arts & Drinks
Tuesday, November 12, 6:30pm
Orlando Brewing
Let your creativity flourish! Ticket includes your 16×20″ canvas (all supplies included) + 1 glass of tap beer, 30 organic options!

Escape to Margaritaville: The Jimmy Buffett Musical
November 12-17
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Escape to Margaritaville is a Broadway show musical comedy featuring both original songs and your most-loved Jimmy Buffett classics, including “Fins,” “Volcano,” “Cheeseburger in Paradise” and many more.
Tickets start at $44.50

Cocktails for a Cause
Wednesday, November 13, 6pm
The University Club
Enjoy specialty cocktails and Haitian-inspired hors d’oeuvres with Orlando’s finest at the newly remodeled University Club, all while supporting and building upon our education program in Haiti.

Oviedo Premium Wine Tasting

Wednesday, November 13, 5-7:30pm
ABC Fine Wine & Spirits; 801 Oviedo Marketplace, Oviedo
Sample over 50+ high end wines, spirits and cordials from wineries and distilleries around the world. Sample some local brews and food all for $15. Plus as an added bonus receive 15% off your entire purchase the night of the event.

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Photo credit: ABC Fine Wine & Spirits

Alive After 5: Chili Cookoff
Thursday, November 14, 5-8pm
Sanford Welcome Center
Central Florida’s largest recurring monthly street party in Historic Downtown Sanford. Festival goers come to celebrate the community and local artistry, and to partake in an evening of music, food, craft beers, and shopping.
FREE Admission

2019 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction
Thursday, November 14, 6pm
Hilton Doubletree Orlando Downtown
Join us for the 2019 March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction, an event to raise funds for the campaign to end prematurity. The event is a culinary showcase, featuring Central Florida’s culinary talent.

Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk
Thursday, November 14, 6:30-9:30pm
Thornton Park District
Attendees come to celebrate the community, art, and partake in an evening of sights, sounds, food, shopping, and some tasty tastings all along the walk. For $15 (cash only), you’ll get a glass and a map of over 25 businesses that will be offering you a tasty tasting. Along the way there will be live music, art vendors, DJ’s and more.
FREE Admission

Thornton Park Wine and Art walk
Image credit: Hannah Green/visitexplorerepeat on Instagram

Orlando Balloon Glow 2019
November 14 – 17
Blue Jacket Park
Hot air balloons glowing at dusk with tethered rides available subject to suitable weather conditions! Food vendors, retail vendors and activities for the kids!
$1 (All guests must have a ticket for capacity and event insurance reasons)

Legacy Auction & Artisan Event

Friday, November 15, 5-9pm
Windermere High School
Featuring food trucks, vendors, and a silent auction, this inaugural artisan event is the perfect place to start your holiday shopping.
FREE Admission

Evening Exchange at East End
Friday, November 15, 6-10pm
East End Market
East End Market hosts an event called the Evening Exchange (EvEx) where incredible local makers, retailers, and local food purveyors pop up for one night. A variety of workshops are also held throughout the night.
FREE Admission, workshop prices vary.
Diner en Blanc
Friday, November 15, 6pm
Secret Location
Thousands of people, dressed all in white, and conducting themselves with the greatest decorum, elegance, and etiquette, all meet for a mass “chic picnic” in a public space.Over the course of the evening, guests experience the beauty and value of their city’s public spaces by participating in the unexpected.

Wine Flight Friday
Friday, November 15, 6:30-8pm
K Restaurant
K Restaurant hosts their monthly Wine Flight Friday featuring a tasting of one white and three red wines. Located in the garden area. No RSVP required.

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Image credit: K Restaurant

Girl’s Club Presented by Do Good Friendsgiving at Second Harvest

Friday, November 15, 7-9pm
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
For the first part of the event, we’ll work in Second Harvest’s warehouse on whatever fun project they assign to us that evening. For part two of the event, we’ll move into Second Harvest’s community room for a friendsgiving feast complete with wine and all the best Thanksgiving fixings! The unique thing about your ticket this month, is that the entire ticket fee is given to Second Harvest Food Bank.

Do Good Date Night at United Against Poverty

Friday, November 15, 7-9pm
United Against Poverty
Join us for our last Do Good Date Night of 2019 with our new partner, United Against Poverty. We’ll enjoy dinner together (provided by Tony Roma’s!!) plus wine and beer. Then we will spend about 90 minutes working together on various projects inside UAP’s grocery store. Can’t wait to see you there!

Yoga Under the Stars & More
Friday, November 15, 7pm
Orlando Brewing
Each ticket includes a 16 oz. Orlando Brewing beer of your choice as well as 1 hour yoga class.

Crescent Cinema
Friday, November 15, 7pm
Crescent Park in Laureate Park
Take a trip with your family to enjoy the outdoors while watching family-friendly movie. November’s showing will be Lion King.
FREE Admission

5th Annual Orlando Beer Festival
Saturday, November 16, 2-5pm
Festival Park
Join more than 3,000 of your fellow beer lovers to sample craft and premium beers from local breweries and around the world. Plus, wine tasting, interactive games, tasty eats and live music keep the party going all afternoon.
Tickets start at $42.50

Tiki Brunch Cocktail Class
Saturday, November 16, 3-5pm
Luke’s Kitchen and Bar
The cocktail masters at Luke’s will will teach you to craft three classic tiki cocktails with a chance to put your own spin on them. Ticket price includes your 3 cocktails and 3 brunch courses.

Image credit: Luke’s Kitchen and Bar

Sanford Food Truck Fiesta
Saturday, November 16, 5-9pm
Historic Downtown Sanford
Come out and enjoy the brick-lined streets of beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford between West End Trading Co. and Celery City Craft for the monthly Sanford Food Truck Fiesta event! Thousands pack the streets where you can grab food from 20+ food trucks, craft beer and drinks from the bars, enjoy live music outside, craft artisans and vendors, plus plenty of tables and chairs to sit and eat your food truck bounty!
FREE Admission

Orlando Sentinel Barrel Night 2019
Saturday, November 16, 6-9pm
Citrus Club
Enjoy premium whiskeys, bourbons, wine, gourmet food, and live entertainment. Event is benefitting Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida.

Sanford Art Walk: Home for the Holidays
Saturday, November 16, 6-9pm
Sanford Welcome Center
Head to downtown Sanford to enjoy this juried art show in the Historic Sanford Welcome Center, and walking tour of the art venues located in historic downtown Sanford.
FREE Admission

Snake River Farms & Big Green Egg Backyard BBQ at PB&G
Saturday, November 16, 6-9pm
PB&G at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
a backyard barbecue-style dinner buffet at PB&G, featuring American Wagyu Beef and Kurobuta Pork by guest chef Jack Arnold of Snake River Farms, as well as Big Green Egg grilling and smoking demonstrations.
$65/person plus tax and gratuity

PB&G at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort
Image credit: PB&G at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort

Orlando’s Eve: An Immersive Downtown Experience & Roaring 20’s Party Presented by Mosquito County Tours
Saturday, November 16, 6-10pm
Downtown Orlando
Orlando’s Eve is an immersive adventure through the historic streets of Downtown Orlando, highlighted by an interactive theater experience that culminates in a roaring 1920’s party at a secret speakeasy. The evening features live music, food and drink, as well as burlesque and vaudeville performances.

Ugly Holiday Sweater Party
Saturday, November 16, 7pm
Orlando Museum of Art
Invite your friends and dress up in your ugly holiday attire to enjoy beverage tastings, food, DJ music, games, karaoke and photo booth. Enjoy Best of the Holiday Spirits drinking around the Festival of Trees. There will be lots of prizes for the ugliest Christmas sweaters and outfits in many categories.

Image credit: Orlando Museum of Art

7th Annual Craft Beer & Blues Festival
November 16-17
Lake Concord Park
This free 2-day concert, sponsored by the City of Casselberry and the Orange Blossom Blues Society will be held on November 16 and 17, and will feature Joe Louis Walker, The Nighthawks, Mike Zito, Albert Castiglia, David Julia, and The Paul Stott Group.
FREE Admission

Talk Radio
November 16 – December 8
Theater on the Edge
Funny, moving, off beat, outrageous & totally entrancing this Pulitzer prize nominated play has an approx. run time of 1hr 45min and contains foul language, suggestive content, and mature themes. Parental guidance is suggested.

8th Annual Barktoberfest

Sunday, November 17, 12-4pm
Lake Eola Park
This free public event features local pet rescue organizations, rescue pet adoptions, food trucks, local vendors, and a fun-filled day for everyone in the family. Attendees are invited to bring their own dog to join in the fun, just remember that all dogs need to be on a leash. Additionally, the Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando mobile clinic will be offering discounted vaccines and canine heartworm prevention medication, and the OCAS mobile clinic will offer free rabies vaccines and pet microchipping. Barktoberfest will also feature local pet-related businesses and groups!
FREE Admission

November events

Stouts For Snouts
Sunday, November 17, 2-6pm
Orlando Brewing
Benefiting Sniffing Snouts Pit Bull Rescue, a $5 donation to the rescue gets you Yappy hour pricing all day! Additionally, there will be food from Southern Fried Vegan available for purchase.
Donation is suggested, drink prices vary

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Inside the Score: Symphonie Fantastique
Sunday, November 17, 3pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
In a special presentation, the Orlando Philharmonic will offer a fresh and illuminating musical experience as our Season continues to expand.
Tickets start at $27

Cheers⁣: Caribbean Day Soiree⁣
⁣Sunday, Nov 17, 4-10pm ⁣
Courtyard 390
Head to the all new Courtyard 390 for this Caribbean Day Soiree! Casual dress code and ages 21+ only.

Sunset & Birding Paddle & A Pint
Sunday, November 17, 4:15pm
Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store
The Sunset Birding tour centers you for 90 minutes in the majesty of sunset colors while birds swirl overhead! Ticket includes a 90-minute kayak tour, followed by a Playalinda beer with your fellow paddlers at Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store.

November 18 – 24

WPI Speaker Series: Annika Sorenstam
Monday, November 18, 7pm
Bush Auditorium, Bush Science Center
A trailblazer in women’s golf, Annika Sorenstam won more than 70 tournaments and was named LPGA Player of the Year eight times during her 16-year career. Her success drew increased attention to the women’s game and changed how the sport was viewed, played, and covered.

Annika Sorenstam c/o Winter Park Institute

Marvel Trivia

Tuesday, November 19, 7:30-9:30pm
Grape & The Grain
Assemble your Avengers for this month’s theme: MARVEL! Vinny & Kory food truck will be out back so come hungry!
FREE Admission, drink prices vary

Greek Dinner
Wednesday, November 20, 6:30-8pm
K Restaurant
The College Park restaurant is hosting a six-course dinner, consisting of Greek wine with Greek food pairing.

Doughnut & Beer Pairing
Wednesday, November 20, 7pm
Orlando Brewing
Dig into sweet & savory organic mini doughnuts paired perfectly with four of our organic brews (5 ounces).

Orlando Workshops and Classes September 2019
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Axe Brothers at Orlando Brewing
Thursday, November 21, 3-6pm
This mobile axe and hatchet throwing is coming to Orlando Brewing! After signing a waiver, you and your hatchet will be one the bulls eye is your target.
Various price options, first come first served

Freestyle Rap Comedy Show
Thursday, November 21, 7:30pm
SAK Comedy Lab
Hip Hop and Improv collide in this fast-paced, freestyle, musical circus act featuring FREE DAPS, some of Florida’s top rappers and improvisers. From spur-of-the-moment love songs to pun-filled action-movie shootouts, this improvised rap and wordplay show is sure to entertain and impress.

Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild
Wednesday-Sunday evenings November 21, 2019 – January 12, 2020, 6-10pm
Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
This limited engagement cultural event will dazzle guests with over 30 larger-than-life sculptural LED lantern displays featuring plants, animals, and traditional Asian elements, including a nearly 200-foot-long dragon.
$18.50 (not included with general zoo admission)

Orin Swift Wine Dinner
Friday, November 22, 6:30-9:30pm
The Oceanaire Seafood Room
Enjoy an evening of fine wines paired perfectly with Oceanaire’s exquisite cuisine. An Orin Swift Brand Ambassador will guide you through each varietal during this interactive tasting.

A Christmas Carol: A Ghost Story of Christmas
November 22 – December 22
Garden Theatre
This spirited version of A Christmas Carol puts the ghostly qualities of Charles Dickens’ classic tale center stage. A swirling chorus of ghosts weave through this uplifting holiday story of redemption, magic, and hope as the greedy Scrooge learns the error of his ways.

Florida Tiny House Festival
November 22-24
Bill Frederick Park At Turkey Lake
Tour all kind of tiny living structures from tiny houses on wheels, school bus conversions,  van conversions, gypsy wagons and many more tiny innovations. Enjoy talks and workshops, live music, great Food Trucks and many vendors!

JW Griffin Cooking School presents: Holiday Sweets
Saturday, November 23, 11am-1pm
Partake in this fun dessert-themed cooking class where you’ll enjoy eggnog and sweet treats as the chefs walk you through creating delicious holiday confections – just in time for the holidays!
$75/person plus tax and gratuity. Reservation required; 407-393-468

Jingle Eve 2019
Saturday, November 23, 5-10pm
North Orange Avenue, Ivanhoe Village
From beer gardens to live 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 a fireworks display 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, tickets sold separately.
FREE Admission, Wine Walk tickets: $40-50

The Fab Four – The Ultimate Tribute
Saturday, November 23, 8pm
The Plaza Live
Hear record-perfect live performances of such classics as “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Yesterday,” “A Day In The Life,” “Penny Lane,” “Here Comes The Sun,”and “Hey Jude.”

November 25 – 30

Beer & Artisanal Cheese Pairing
Monday, November 25, 7pm
Orlando Brewing
Join Orlando Brewing for a night of cheese and beer with DAN THE CHEESE MAN (Certified Cheese Expert) and THE SALTY COW. Ticket includes 4- 5 oz. organic beers and 4 artisanal cheeses (with pallet cleansers), a “Pairing Map” with educational information about our organic brews, and the handcrafted cheeses accompanying them.

Christmas at Gaylord Palms featuring ICE!
November 25, 2019 – January 5, 2020
Gaylord Palms
You and your family will marvel at more than 2 million holiday lights and acres of magnificent decorations, plus spectacular holiday activities and events that are sure to get you in the spirit of the season and create lasting family memories!

Image credit: Gaylord Palms

The Nutcracker
November 25-26
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
The Skyra Foundation presents a pre-professional dance recital of the full production of the holiday classic, The Nutcracker. Suspend belief as this holiday spectacle transports you to a dazzling winter wonderland with a snowfall on stage in this new production of The Nutcracker.
Tickets start at $29

The Four Italian Tenors: Viva Italia!
Tuesday, November 26, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
For the first time in the United States, The Four Italian Tenors perform the greatest Tenor Arias and Songs of all time, in wonderful unique arrangements, created particularly for their U.S. Debut Tour.
Tickets start at $39.50

The Heart of Christmas
November 26-January 4, 2020
The Holy Land Experience
This highly-acclaimed Christmas musical, The Heart of Christmas, returns to our state-of-the-art 2000 seat Theater. This original production takes you on a journey back through history to experience the joy of Christmas from past generations.

Image credit: The Holy Land Experience

Drinksgiving at Hourglass
Wednesday, November 27, 11am-1am
Hourglass Brewing (Longwood and Downtown Orlando Locations)
Bottle releases, raffles, board games, a variety of gaming consoles, cornhole and, of course, craft beer! Our ambience and activities are perfect for family gatherings.
FREE Admission, drink prices vary

DRINKSGIVING: An Orlando House Party
Wednesday, November 27, 9pm-2am
Grape & The Grain
Throw it back to the days where we’d go to awesome house parties! Event will feature Dennis Mero, B8TA, Dizzle Phunk, Kenny J playing saxophone, a Nintendo 64 Station, and MXRKT will be the featured vendor.
FREE Admission

Gobbler 5K
Thursday, November 28, 7am
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
he Ritz-Carlton Spa will be hosting the annual Gobbler 5K event on Thanksgiving Day, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Children’s Miracle Network. All ages and fitness levels are invited to walk, run, gobble and wobble the 5K course encircling Grande Lakes. Chair massages, light refreshments and snacks will be available after the race.

Black Friday Goose Island Bourbon County Launch
Friday, November 29, 11am-11pm
World of Beer – Downtown Orlando
Celebrate the launch of the Goose Island Bourbon County beers plus purchase any of the featured brews, draft or bottle, and be automatically entered into a raffle to win the 2015 Goose Island Bourbon County Rare!
FREE Admission, drink prices vary

Wine and Foot Massages
Friday, November 29, 1-7pm
Quantum Leap Winery
Pamper your feet with a soothing herb-infused foot bath followed by a relaxing lower leg and foot massage by the professionals at The Barefoot Spa. Foot massages can be made for 30, 45, and 60 minute sessions.  To make your reservation, call Harris at 407-539-1491.
Prices vary

An Evening of Magic Dinner Show at Christner’s
November 29 & 30 7-10pm
Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster
Enjoy a mouth-watering four course meal at the legendary Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster and a stunning magic show in a private parlor environment by the See Magic Live team of magicians.


Saturday, November 30, 10am-7pm
Winter Garden Downtown Historic District
Saturday, November 30th, will be Winter Garden’s annual Shop Local Small Business Saturday! Kick-off Holiday shopping in the festive Wonderland of Historic Downtown Winter Garden. There will be special sales, live music, and raffle giveaways.
FREE Admission

Neighborhood Pig Roast
Saturday, November 30, 11am-3pm
The Ravenous Pig
The roast will bring back the original plate with all the fixings: pulled pork, pork ribs, candied collards, black eyed peas and cornbread with a seasonal dessert. There will also be a few items from the traditional lunch menu like the Gatherer Salad, Pub Burger, Steak Frites and Mahi Sandwich, plus 12 beers on tap.
FREE Admission, food prices vary

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Presents Home for the Holidays
Saturday, November 30, 2 & 8pm
Bob Carr Theater
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra returns to celebrate the sounds of the season in Central Florida’s festive holiday concert tradition. Audience favorite, Albert George Schram leads a musical celebration like no other featuring the Holiday Singers and Opera Orlando Youth Chorus, in familiar classics and new surprises.
Tickets start at $27 (*25% off the purchase of four adult tickets)

Pan’Day’Monium – Fall’s Flyest Day Party
Saturday, November 30, 4:30pm-12am
Courtyard 390
Food, fun, fashion and beautiful people at the brand new Courtyard 390.

Holiday Harbor Nights
Friday, November 29, 6:30-9pm
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando
Enjoy select wines and sparkling wines, as well as expertly prepared gourmet foods from each of the hotel’s restaurants. Visit each wine and food station as often as you like throughout the evening. Plus enjoy live music, dancing and the grand illumination of Portofino’s Christmas tree!

Ballet Magnificat! Presents Light Has Come
Saturday, November 30, 7pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
The Light Has Come-The Angels’ Story is a two part production featuring up-beat Christmas Carols set to dance followed by a powerful depiction of the story of Jesus from the unique perspective of the angels. Be prepared to be entertained by eye-catching stage sets and dramatic lighting that create an engaging and uplifting show that will leave audiences inspired and encouraged! Proceeds to benefit the Salvation Army Orlando – Women’s and Children’s Shelter.
Tickets start at $20

Fusion Fest Orlando 2019
November 30 – December 1
Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts & Orlando City Hall Commons Plaza
FusionFest is a free, two-day celebration in Downtown Orlando that features a kaleidoscopic fusion of aromas, sights, sounds, tastes, textures and fascinating stories captured on film that illustrates the diverse origins and heritages of our community.
FREE Admission


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