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November Weather, Festivals and Events in Florida

Special holiday events begin this month!


Gaylord Palms Ice Entrance Igloo

Gaylord Palms' ICE! is the coolest holiday attraction in Florida

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November Weather

Average Temperatures
  • Daytona Bch: High 77°-Low 57°
  • Fort Myers: High 81°-Low 62°
  • Jacksonville: High 73°-Low 51°
  • Key West: High 81°-Low 72°
  • Miami: High 78°-Low 70°
  • Orlando: High 79°-Low 59°
  • Panama City: High 71°-Low 47°
  • Pensacola: High 70°-Low 51°
  • Tallahassee: High 73°-Low 48°
  • Tampa: High 78°-Low 61°
  • West Palm Bch: High 80°-Low 66°

10-Day Forecast

Average Water Temperatures

The water temperature for the Gulf of Mexico (West Coast) and the Atlantic Ocean (East Coast) typically in the high 70s from Central Florida north and the low 80s in the southernmost part of the state.

Best Time to Go

Surprisingly, the theme parks are not too crowded this month. Each have their own Halloween festivities and celebrations — some requiring special after-hours admission. Temperatures are pleasant both day and night throughout the state.

November Events

Florida's Fall Festivals
Whether it's with peanuts or turn-of-the-century style, Floridians take to the streets in a variety of fall art and craft festivals.

ABC Super Soap Weekend
Last Event Held in 2008

Daytime ABC stars shine at Disney's Hollywood Studios (formerly Disney-MGM Studios) during this annual event where guests can come face-to-face with stars of their favorite soaps.

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
September 19 thru November 10, 2014

Celebration of the world's greatest foods and cuisines combined with continuous entertainment.

Epcot's Candlelight Processional
November 28 through December 30, 2014

One of Disney's most beloved holiday traditions — Epcot's Candlelight Processional — is a joyous retelling of the Christmas story by a celebrity narrator accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and a mass choir.

Festival of Trees
November 15-23, 2014
Orlando Museum of Art

The Orlando Museum of Art is transformed into a glittering holiday wonderland for nine magical days. Trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses are designed to get you into the holiday spirit. There is an admission charge.

Florida Seafood Festival
October 31 through November 1, 2014

The two-day Florida Seafood Festival is the state's oldest maritime celebration. It draws thousands of visitors to this scenic seaside historic town to enjoy feasting on delicious seafood, strolling the arts and crafts exhibits and taking in the seafood-related events and displays.

Gaylord Palms' ICE!... and SNOW!
Gaylord Palms Resort - Kissimmee
November 23, 2013 thru January 5, 2014

This popular family experience gives guests a chance to visit a whimsical winter wonderland of interactive environments and larger-than-life, three-dimensional ice monuments and sculptures. The enormous structure used to house ICE! — dubbed "The Florida Fridge" — is cooled to a chilly nine degrees making it necessary for the resort to provide oversized winter coats for visitors to wear.

Holidays at Busch Gardens
Busch Gardens Africa - Tampa
November 29 thru December 23, 2013

Celebrate the spirit of the season with Christmas Town — a Busch Gardens Celebration.

Leu Gardens' Holiday House
Dates TBA

Some of Orlando's best interior designers deck the beautifully resorted late 19th century Leu House Museum out for the holidays. Enjoy the tour and stroll the gardens. There is an admission charge.

Macy's Holiday Parade & Grinchmas
Universal Studios Orlando
December 7, 2013 thru January 4, 2014

Macy's will bring the magic and excitement of its world-famous parade daily to Universal Studios Orlando with a brand new parade experience and at Islands of Adventure; the popular Dr. Seuss book "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is brought to live in Grinchmas, a live stage show; and, an all-new Holiday Village. Enjoy nightly holiday music and don't miss concerts by top-selling holiday musicians Mannheim Steamroller, S.

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party
Disney's Magic Kingdom
November 7, 10, 13, 14, 16, 20, 21, 30 and
December 2, 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18 & 19, 2014

The Magic Kingdom will "re-open" after regular park hours from 7:00 until midnight on select nights as the theme park celebrates with fireworks, parades, sweet holiday treats, special stage shows and plenty of fun for the whole family.

Nights of Lights
St. Augustine
November 22, 2014 to January 31, 2015

Florida's oldest city becomes a magical city with a grand holiday celebration of lights. The Nights of Lights features over two million lights that illuminate the colonial buildings, downtown parks, and historic bayfront. And, the event has grown to include activities that keep visitors busy well into the new year.

Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights
Disney's Hollywood Studios
November 8, 2013 thru January 5, 2014

What began as a family tradition in the mid-1980s in Little Rock, Arkansas, has blossomed into a new holiday tradition for many guests to Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World Resort.

The Polar Express Experience
SeaWorld Orlando
Friday to Sunday November 23 thru December 31, 2013

Jump aboard The Polar Express Experience for a one-of-a-kind journey to the North Pole that will transport you into the spirit of the season. The experience combines one of the most beloved movies with an actual winter wonderland.

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