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November Events To Remember




Festival of the Seasons

November 9, 2011 – January 8, 2012
Festival of the Seasons at Downtown Disney Area provides a spectacular holiday shopping experience. All the Disney stores are decorated for the holidays and feature a great variety of holiday merchandise. Live entertainment, wonderful light displays, Santa’s presence, magnificent music and friendly performers make the holiday shopping experience enjoyable and fun.

2011 The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights

Disney’s Hollywood Studios™, Walt Disney World® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
November 10, 2011 – December 7, 2011 & December 9, 2011 – January 7, 2012
If you are looking for a different experience where the holiday spirit shines all over the place, the Spectacle of Dancing Lights is the perfect event. Millions of blinking, twinkling and colorful lights decorate New York Street at Disney’s Hollywood Studios while dancing in a choreographed motion to splendid holiday music. Beautiful Christmas trees, heavenly angels, sparkling snowflakes and various three-dimensional and motion-based displays adorn the streets making visitors feel and enjoy the spirit of the holiday season at Disney World. The Spectacle of Dancing Lights is included in the regular price of admission for Disney’s Hollywood Studios™.

2011 ICE! at Gaylord Palms Resort

ICE! Takes place from November 16, 2011, through January 2, 2012.

Prepare for the coolest winter on record in Central Florida as Gaylord Palms Resort hosts ICE!, which features beautiful holiday scenes hand carved from nearly 2 million pounds of ice! A fun-filled experience for the entire family,

Note: ICE! is kept at a frigid 9 degrees, so be sure to dress appropriately (closed toe shoes and long pants are required). Hooded parkas are provided for ICE! guests. ICE! has been named “Best Cultural Show/Event” by the Orlando Sentinel.

2011 Holidays Around the World at Epcot

Epcot®, Walt Disney World® Resort, Lake Buena Vista, Florida
November 25 – Late December 30, 2011
Explore holiday traditions from around the globe such as France’s Pere Noel, Italy’s LaBefana and America’s Santa Claus at this extravagant Epcot seasonal celebration. Festivities include a daily tree-lighting ceremony, themed storytellers and a candlelight processional, all followed by the spectacular “IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth.” Holidays Around the World is included with regular park admission to Epcot.

Check back next year for more November Events to Remember.