November 2017 Guide: Holiday Events, Epcot Food & Wine

Sunset Seasons Greetings at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

You won’t have your last piece of Halloween candy before Orlando theme parks put up their holiday decor. The second the spooks end, the garland, twinkling lights and giant Christmas trees go up. This November, enjoy some old holiday favorites and new festive events to get you into the holiday spirit. Let’s take a look at what’s happening in Orlando this November:

Walt Disney World

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
You still have almost two weeks left to experience a spectacular celebration of global cuisines, music and more at the 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Pair your foods with one of this year’s artists during the Eat to the Beat Concerts. Remaining artists include Blue October, Boyz II Men, Big bad Voodoo Daddy and Squeeze. The Epcot International Food & Wine Festival ends November 13.

Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon presented by MISFIT
If you’re looking for a way to combine your love for running with your love for eating, check out the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend. Runners can choose from a variety of family-friendly runs throughout Walt Disney World Resort. When it’s all done celebrate with a fabulous post-race party at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. The races include the Disney Fall Feast 5K, runDisney Kids Races, Disney Wine & Dine 10K, Disney Two Course Challenge, and Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon. The running weekend runs November 2-5.

Sunset Seasons Greetings
Enjoy a flurry of holiday fun during the all-new Sunset Seasons Greetings at Disney’s Hollywood Studios. Sunset Boulevard will come alive during this brand new holiday event. As the night falls on Disney’s Hollywood Studios, billboards begin to move and tell a story as iconic characters share their love of the season. The Hollywood Tower Hotel will also transform, bringing to life the characters’ stories. Sunset Seasons Greetings runs November 9 through December 31.

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Disney’s Magic Kingdom becomes even more magical this November with the return of Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party. Held on select nights November 9 through December 22, Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party includes the jubilant stage show Mickey’s Most Merriest Celebration, the show A Frozen Holiday Wish, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade, and more!

Epcot International Festival of the Holidays
Enjoy the holidays around the world during Epcot’s International Festival of the Holidays. The festival features joyous holiday traditions from 11 World Showcase nations as well as other festive fun including Chip & Dale’s Christmas Tree Spree, Holiday Kitchens, the Candlelight Processional, IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth and JOYFUL! A Celebration of the Season.

SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration
Holiday memories are made at SeaWorld Orlando’s Christmas Celebration. Families can enjoy lighted trees over the lake, world-famous ice skaters, live stage shows dressed up for the holidays, the lakeside Christmas Market and much more. SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration runs November 24 through December 31.

Busch Gardens Tampa 

Christmas Town
Busch Gardens Tampa invites families to celebrate the holidays with Santa, Rudolph and more during Christmas Town. Beginning November 19, Busch Gardens will transform into a holiday wonderland with twinkling lights, Yuletide shows, holiday shopping and exciting entertainment,  including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

Universal Orlando

Universal Orlando is taking the holidays to new heights with an all-new lineup of festivities. Watch the retelling of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale of The Grinch in the Grinchmas Who-liday Spectacular. The Minions will join Santa Claus in the new Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s. You can also experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter as Hogsmeade and Diagon Alley are transformed into a winter wonderland.

Orlando, FL – 11/2/17

By: Jena Pugh

 

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