With the cooler weather approaching and hurricane season behind us, November is a great time to head outdoors. Beaches are still balmy but the scorching days are over. All beaches and parks have reopened, so get out!
Migrating birds are making their way
back and manatees will be looking for the warmer waters, our National Parks will be teeming with wildlife soon.
Miami in November celebrates several exciting events and holidays and because of Covid-19 which continues to present challenging circumstances, the formats of the events are different this year to comply with social distancing and enhanced health and safety measures. The Miami International Book Fair is going virtual. Next door in Ft. Lauderdale, two favorite events are back and confirmed for this November, the Ft. Lauderdale International Boat Show and the Ft. Lauderdale Air Show.
Many attractions and tours that can be conducted safely and within Covid-19 precautionary guidelines have reopened. The Miami Seaquarium will reopen on November 6 and Jungle Island will be back on November 21 with a whole new eco-adventure park, Aerial Game Trek, featuring rope courses, ziplines, tree houses, etc. Perez Art Museum will reopen on November 7, 2020.
Concerts and large scale entertainment events will have to wait for a while as all indoor arenas and performance centers remain closed.
In sports, the Dolphins and the Canes have made arrangements to bring back fans into the stadium with limited in-person attendance. The NHL and our Florida Panthers are looking at December 1st for the restart of the 2020-2021 season. The NBA is planning on December 22 but possibly until next year by MLK Day to kick off the new season. Stay tuned.
Thanksgiving is upon us and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Bayfront Park will kick off the holiday season with the official Tree lighting and Bayfront Holiday Village.
Please always double-check with organizers for any last minute changes or cancellations.
This Month's Miami Highlight Events:
Kicking Off the Holiday Season
- Symphony In Lights Holiday Celebration at Gulfstream Park - November 16 - December 31, 2020
- Nightly Snowfall at Dadeland Mall - November 16, 2020 - January 3, 2021
- "A Merry Little Shop & Stroll" at the Galleria at Fort Lauderdale - November 18, 2020
- Almost Christmas! a Holiday Movie at Fantasy Theatre Factory - November 21, 2020
- Santa's Flight Academy at Dolphin Mall - November 27 - December 24, 2020
- Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami - Select nights from November 27 - December 27, 2020
- The magic of "Vintage Florida" Historic Holiday Decor at the Deering Estate and Holiday Evening Strolls - November 27, 2020 to January 8, 2021
- Nights of Lights at Pinecrest Gardens - November 27, 2020 - January 3, 2021
- Santa's Spectacular a Drive-Thru Musical Extravaganza at Tamiami Park - November 28 - December 23, 2020
Holidays in November
- Veterans Day - Monday, November 11, 2020
- Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 26, 2020, Thanksgiving Day is a public holiday and also the "unofficial" start to the Holiday shopping season. Unlike previous years, many stores have confirmed they will NOT open on Thanksgiving Day this year, and in our times of social distancing the highly anticipated madness of "Black Friday" will probably take on a different format.
The concert and entertainment scene in November 2020
All concerts and major events at most indoor venues have been cancelled / postponed until further notice
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Ongoing Events in Miami many are FREE or almost FREE:
Things To Do This November, the following have reopened:
It's time to get out! Make a reservation as many of the tours and activities are running on limited capacities. You can book with confidence as there is a free cancellation policy for most of the activities listed here, if your plans change and you cancel up to 24 hours in advance you will receive a full refund.
- Marinas are open and the following operators are taking reservations for Biscayne Bay Cruises now:
- Beaches and Parks are open, time to go for a swim, kayaking, jetskiing, parasailing...:
- From Dinner Key Marina: 30- or 60-minute Jet Ski Rides on a brand new Sea Doo GTI 130, Parasailing, Flyboarding, Paddleboarding and Kayaking, Tubing.
- At Hobie Beach (Rickenbacker Causeway): Windsurfing rentals, individual and group lessons available, Hobie Cat Sailing, Paddleboarding and Kayaking.
- Crandon Park, Bill Sadowski Preserve, Matheson Hammock Park: Kayak Treks and Adventures.
- At Oleta River State Park: Paddleboard and Kayak Rental, Biking, Camping.
- Snorkeling Boats have resumed operations in the Florida Keys and at Biscayne National Park and John Pennekamp State Park
- The Everglades are open! The following outifts are conducting Airboat and Eco Tours now:
- Segway Tours have reopened and they are a great way to discover the Art Deco District, Ocean Drive, Fisher Island... You see a lot more gliding around than on foot while enjoying the breathtaking views and some fresh air! These Segway Tours are running right now
- The Wynwood Arts District is open, come check out this fantastic open-air museum with its stunning street art. A fun way to see it is with the 1-Hour Street Art Tour by Golf Buggy.
- Lion Country Safari is OPEN
- Zoo Miami is OPEN, tickets must be purchased online, members and Summer Pass holders must also make a reservation for the day of their visit.
- Vizcaya Museum and Gardens are OPEN
- The Deering Estate is OPEN and hikes, kayak rentals and Biscayne Bay Cruises have resumed.
- Tidal Cove Water Park at the JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa is OPEN
- The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens are OPEN
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November 2020 Highlight Events in Miami
Miami International Auto Show - POSTPONED
In 1971, Datsun introduced the 240Z, gasoline was 36 cents a gallon and the Miami lnternational Auto Show launched its first exhibition. Today, this same show is recognized as one of the largest and most prestigious in the nation.
A venue for national product introductions, the auto show showcases more than a thousand new vehicles from over 40 manufacturers from around the world - a collection that auto enthusiasts wait all year to see.
This signature South Florida event is back with popular returning exhibits, including Memory Lane celebrating nostalgia of the 50s and Ride & Drive where you are more than an spectator and take the wheel!
When?: Postponed to February 19 - 28, 2021
Where?: Miami Beach Convention Center
How Much?: TBC Adults $15.00, Children 6-12 $6.00, Children under 6 Free. All tickets plus $1 fee. Groupon One-Day General Admission
›› More Info www.miamiautoshow.com
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show
Every year, the largest in-water boat show in the world comes to Fort Lauderdale, the "Yachting Capital of the World" to exhibit a vast array of the industry's latest boats and yachts of all sizes, worldwide debuts, plus a medley of marine products and accessories to enhance the nautical lifestyle.
From yacht builders and designers to exotic cars and brokerage yachts, this show has something for everyone!
Events will be run according to official government and local authority guidance to comply with Covid-19 prevention measures including social distancing of 6 ft to be maintained at all times with the exception of family members residing together, temperature checks, mandatory masks, guest circulation paths and wider docks, additional entrance gates, etc.
When? October 28 - November 1st, 2020
Where? Bahia Mar Yachting Center at 801 Seabreeze Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
How Much? Adult $35, Child (6-15) $15
Miami Book Fair International has gone virtual
The Miami Book Fair International produced by the Center for Literature and Theatre at Miami Dade College is one of the nation's finest
literary gatherings. It is 8 days of book parties, readings, street fairs and the highlight "Festival of Authors", which with over 350 participating renowned names in the literary world, and this year it has gone virtual meaning everybody no matter where you are in the world will be able to join in!
But it's more than reading and books, lots of activities are planned also for the little ones including a Storybook Picnic for kids.
When? November 15 - 22, 2020.
Where? Virtual, here is how to Livestream the Miami Book Fair
How Much? FREE
More Info, confirmed authors and schedule of events: www.miamibookfair.com
Fort Lauderdale Air Show
Featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels, the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Demo Team along with military jet flyovers, parachute teams, civilian aerobatic acts and formation flight teams for a fantastic day out on the beach!
Flown from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, the show's main flight line area is between Sunrise Boulevard and 18th Street.
When? Saturday and Sunday, November 21 - 22, 2020 - noon to approximately 4:00 pm
Where? Fort Lauderdale Beach accross from Birch State Park
How Much? Drop Zone Beach - get away from the crowds, food and beverages including beer and wine for purchase plus portable restrooms - Adult $28 advance purchase, $40 on day of event, Child (6-12) $14
Flight Line Club VIP - the ultimate spot on the beach, tents with shade, lunch and drinks/beer, parking, golf cart valet - Advance Purchase $179, on day of event $265
More Info and Tickets: www.fortlauderdaleairshow.com.
Event Site Map of Fort Lauderdale Air Show
Design Miami/ is the global forum for design with annual shows in Miami and Basel and this year, it is back at the Miami Design District, where it all began! In no less than the gorgeous historic Moore Building which features front and center the iconic Zaha Hadid Elastika, this should be reason enough not to miss Design Miami this year!
What?: At the core of the Design Miami/ is a marketplace for collectible design, amid which the most reputable international design galleries present curated exhibitions of museum-quality furniture, lighting and objets d'art, attracting the highest level of private and public collectors of historical and contemporary design. The exhibition contains works by pioneering modernists to one-off and limited-edition pieces by cutting edge contemporary designers.
The galleries invited to exhibit in Design Miami/ deal mainly in exceptional design objects from the advent of Modernism (circa 1900) to the present day, with select galleries specializing in outstanding 18th and 19th century antiques.
Where?: The Moore Building at the Miami Design District at 191 NE 40th Street Miami, FL 33137 USA
When?: November 27 - December 6, 2020
How much?: One day pass $22.50
More Info, exhibitor list, hours, www.designmiami.com
Coconut Grove Food & Wine Festival - Postponed to possibly 2021
Explore and sample Coconut Grove's Newest Restaurants, Famous Chefs, and Caterers while enjoying being on beautiful Biscayne Bay at Coconut Grove's biggest culinary event of the year! What's on? Delicious Restaurant samplings, Fine wine & spirits tastings, Rum Bars, Craft beer, Culinary Demos...
Lots of family entertainment including a Kid's Zone, Doggies Bark in the Park Contest, Waiters' Race, Miami Cuban Sandwich Smackdown Contest and a Holiday bazaar featuring many local exhibitors and vendors.
Live music line up this year includes Blues Revival & VIVA Rock & Roll.
When? Postponed to possibly 2021 - 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where? Elizabeth Virrick Park at 3255 Plaza Street, Coconut Grove, FL 33133
How Much? TBA last year General Admission $25, children under 12 free with adult, individual sample dishes available for sale, prices $3+
VIP $75 includes unlimited sampling on-site from all participating restaurants, complimentary liquor, wine and non-alcohol drinks from all beverage tents, complimentary wine glass, and goodie bag.
Check out Groupon Discounts: General Admission
$25 $13, VIP $75 $55
More Info, tickets: www.coconutgrovefoodandwine.com/
NightGarden a Magical Light Spectacular
An enchanted, illuminated experience full of fantasy and wonderment where things like the Wise Talking Tree, Flying Fairies and a Sunflower Maze come to life.
Come and marvel at unbelievable live effects such as holographic butterflies and floating orchids throughout multiple acres of dazzling magic.
When? November 12, 2021 to January 2, 2022
Where? Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens at 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156
How Much? General Admission $34, Children 10 and under $29, plus service fees. Discounts for Fairchild members and non-peak hours, season passes available. Groupon General Admission
More info: www.thenightgarden.com
Holidays in November
Veterans Day - a Public Holiday - Wednesday, November 11, 2020
This is a public holiday observed every year on November 11 to honor all those men and women who have served
in the armed forces.
This is different from Memorial Day, celebrated in May, which honors
those who have died while serving the country.
Federal government offices and schools are closed on Veterans Day.
You can expect the following to
be open and closed on Monday:
Shopping centers and malls
Federal, State, Regional Parks
Public Transportation (check for special holiday schedules)
Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 26, 2020
Thanksgiving Day is a public holiday observed every year on the fourth Thursday in November.
This holiday has its roots in the early
pilgrim days as a celebration to the end of a fruitful harvest season.
For many americans it means time with family, turkey and mashed potatoes,
a weekend of football, and naturally, the shopping.
Here are this year's most popular Thanksgiving Weekend and Holiday Season events and
celebrations in Miami.
Kicking Off The Holiday Season
Symphony In Lights Holiday Celebration at Gulfstream Park
The entire property will be illuminated with more than 250,000 LED lights, all set to the classical sounds of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra and other popular artists.
A 15-minute light show will begin at the top of every hour from 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm
All guests are required to maintain social distancing of 6 feet and face coverings are requested to protect yourself and others.
When? November 16 - December 31, 2020
Where? The Village at Gulfstream Park at 901 S. Federal Hwy, Hallandale Beach, FL 33009
How Much? FREE
More info: www.gulfstreampark.com
Nightly Snowfall at Dadeland Mall
The forecast calls for 100% chance of snow at DADELAND MALL this holiday season!
Snow in Miami? Only at Dadeland Mall! Enjoy Nightly Snowfalls in the Fashion Wing near Tesla. Snow Shows take place every night at 5PM and 7PM throughout the holiday season, set to the tune of holiday favorites. Don't miss it!
Shows last approximately 7 minutes. Health and safety measures will be in effect.
When? November 16, 2020 - January 3, 2021
Where? Dadeland Mall
How Much? FREE
More info: Magican Snowfall At Dadeland Mall
"A Merry Little Shop & Stroll" at the Galleria Fort Lauderdale
The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale will be "Making It Merry ASAP" with a FREE, safe and fun night of cheer and surprises to kick-off the holiday season. Guests can enjoy complimentary light bites and beverages at participating stores plus live entertainment from NBC's The Voice former contestant Laura Vivas as part of "A Merry Little Shop & Stroll."
As an added-bonus, select retailers including Dillard's, Altar'd State, Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Seasons 52 and The Capital Grille will be offering exclusive shopping and dining incentives.
When? November 18, 2020 - 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Where? The Galleria at Fort Lauderdale at 2414 East Sunrise Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
How Much? FREE! but registration is necessary.
More info and registration: A Merry Little Shop & Stroll
Almost Christmas! a Holiday Movie at Fantasy Theatre Factory - November 21, 2020
Almost Christmas! a Holiday Movie
Join in for a night of laughter and joy as we watch the holiday movie Almost Christmas! Walter Meyer (Danny Glover) is a retired mechanic who lost the love of his life almost a year ago. For the holidays, he invites his now grown children and their families to his house (where they all grew up) for a traditional celebration. Walter soon realizes that if his bickering children and the rest of the family can spend five days together under the same roof, it will truly be a Christmas miracle. PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned. Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13.
Face coverings are still required on all individuals and social distancing requirements will be enforced.
When? Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 8:00 pm
Where? Sandrell River Theater at 6103 NW 7th Ave Miami, FL 33127, there is safe and secure parking
How Much? $5
Fantasy Theatre Factory is committed to bringing the arts to all in our community. If you need reduced or free tickets, please contact 305-284-8872.
More info and tickets: Fantasy Theater Factory
Santa's Flight Academy at Dolphin Mall
You can visit Santa and become a flight crew at Santa's Flight Academy. The 2020 program will be announced soon but what's different this year is that reservations are required for time and photos with Santa
When? November 27 through December 24 by appointment only
Where? Dolphin Mall
How Much? TBA
More info: www.shopdolphinmall.com
Zoo Lights at Zoo Miami
It's that magical time of the year as the park transforms into a fabulous array of shimmering trees and dazzling (animal-shaped of course) lights that adorn every corner of this fantastic animal kingdom.
What else? Appearances by Santa (until December 23), animal presentations, arts & crafts and letters to Santa (limited spaces available), hot cocoa and cookies (fee), Snowman's River Boat Rides ($5 per person)
When?: Select nights from November 26 - December 30, 2021 - 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Where?: Zoo Miami at 1 Zoo Boulevard, 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177
How Much?: TBA, last year $19.95 per adult and $17.95 per child age 3 - 12 plus tax (Members save $3),
More Info Here: www.zoomiami.org
Christmas at the Deeering Estate
The magic of "Vintage Florida" Historic Holiday Decor: Visitors can tour the historic houses at the Deering Estate as they come alive with holiday accents and decorations. As part of this year's Historic Holiday Decor, the magic of "Vintage Florida" comes to life with cherished holiday traditions that bring a feeling of warm nostalgia and a welcome respite from the modern world.
The Deering Estate has assembled a team of top designers that will once again transform the homes for the holiday season, led by its award-winning Designer-in-Residence, Alfredo Brito.
When? November 27, 2020 to January 8, 2021
How Much? Estate admission: Adults $15, Children (4 - 14) $7
Holiday Evening Strolls: Stroll the main grounds and the Historic Homes as they light up in the night. Enjoy the warmth of a campfire and showings of holiday films! Children can also bring their letters to Santa to drop off. Wrap up the night as Mrs. Claus arrives to read bedtime stories to the children from afar.
When? December 4 and 16, 2020 - 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
How Much? Adults $15, Children (4 - 14) $7
Where? The Deering Estate at 16701 SW 72nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33157
More info: www.deeringestate.org
Nights of Lights at Pinecrest Gardens
Pinecrest Gardens transforms into a winter wonderland dotted by thousands of twinkling lights that go up, through and around the whimsical botanical landscape. This year they are adding a whole new section of sparkling holiday lights and a bigger than last year's holiday-themed maze in the gardens.
Eat yummy treats, have a signature Pinecrest Gardens cocktail and enjoy magical Story Time with Mrs. Claus. Stay tuned for Santa Claus special appearances.
On select evenings, admission includes a holiday concert performance in the historic Banyan Bowl.
When? December 10, 2021 - January 2, 2022 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where? Pinecrest Gardens at 11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, Florida 33156
How Much? $15 - $20
More info, tickets and Schedule of Events at the Banyan Bowl: www.pinecrestgardens.org
Santa's Spectacular a Drive-Thru Musical Extravaganza at Tamiami Park
It's an experience unlike any other as you sing-along to your holiday favorites with the many actors, singers, and dancers.
At the holiday market, find the perfect gift for everyone on your list from one of the many artisan vendors, grab a bite to eat from local favorites, and sip on holiday-inspired craft cocktails.
The perfect place for families to celebrate the season safely - Santa's Spectacular brings the spirit of the season to Tamiami Park.
When? November 28 - December 23, 2020
Where? Tamiami Park
How Much? Pre-sale $45 per vehicle
More info and tickets: santa-spectacular.com
For Miami Sports Fans This November 2020
Miami Heat Basketball Schedule November 2020 Home Games and Tickets
Start of the 2020-2021 NBA Season has been pushed back to December or January 2021. Stay tuned.
When? NO GAMES THIS NOVEMBER
Where? AmericanAirlines Arena
How Much? As low as $15, but they go quick!
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Miami Dolphins Schedule - November 2020 Home Games and Football Tickets
The Dolphins have made arrangements to bring back fans into the stadium with limited in-person attendance. Get your tickets now!
When? See schedule below.
Where? Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
How Much? Individual game tickets can be had for as low as $15 but you have to be quick!
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Miami Hurricanes Schedule - November 2020 Home Games and College Football Tickets
When? See Schedule below
Where? Hard Rock Stadium, Miami Gardens, Florida
How Much? Individual game tickets can be had for as low as $14 but you have to be quick!
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Florida Panthers Schedule - November 2020 Home Games and Hockey Tickets
The NHL is aiming for December 1 for the start to the 2020-2021 season.
When? NO GAMES IN NOVEMBER
Where? BB&T Center, Sunrise
How Much? As low as $15, but they go quick!
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Inter Miami CF Soccer Schedule November 2020 Home Games and Tickets
Inter Miami CF resumed the season on August 22. The return to play in home stadiums will feature comprehensive health and safety protocols, including regular testing of players, coaches and essential staff fo COVID-19. Inter Miami CF will Open Stadium to Limited Number of Season Ticket Members on November 8.
When? See home game schedule for this month below
Where? Lockhart Stadium, Ft Lauderdale at 1350 NW 55th St, Fort Lauderdale. Between I-95 and the Turnpike, north of Commercial.
More Info and Tickets www.intermiamicf.com/
Free Or Almost Free Ongoing Events in Miami
Miami Design District Free Outdoor Concerts
The Miami Design District Performance Series kicks off in the fall and is a fantastic chance to enjoy live FREE outdoor concerts, our marvelous weather as it starts to cool off all wrapped in a fantastic South Florida atmosphere. The events are put together by the Knight Foundation, Design District developer Craig Robins and our very own Emilio Estefan and are free for all to enjoy. (THANK YOU!!!!)
The season normally starts in October and runs through the Holidays. Taking the stage on Friday evenings are performers in all sorts of genres from classical, pop, salsa... last year we had Gloria Gaynor, Jose Luis Rodriguez (El Puma), the Miami Symphony Orchestra... it's an eclectic bunch and regardless of who appears at Palm Court, it is always an enjoyable evening and a great way to kick start your weekend. And did I mention it's FREE?!!!
Where? Palm Court Plaza at the Miami Design District
How Much? FREE!
More Info: www.miamidesigndistrict.net
New World Symphony WALLCAST® Concerts
These are live classical music performances by the New World Symphony which are projected into a 7,000 square-foot wall at the New World Center for thousands to enjoy in a fantastic outdoor atmosphere.
The concerts are typically on the third Saturday of the month and the season runs from October through May.
New for the 2020-2021 season, WALLCAST® Concerts will utilize 4K Ultra High Definition visual technology for projections on the wall at the New World Center.
When? ALL WALLCAST CONCERTS FOR 2020 SUSPENDED
Where? SoundScape Park at 500 17th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139
How Much? FREE! Bring a picnic, blankets, beach chairs, cocktails... yes, there are restrooms available at the south-east corner of SoundScape Park.
More Info: New World Symphony Wallcast Concert Series
Wynwood Art Walk Block Party
Every second Saturday of the month, the Wynwood Art Walk Block Party is one of the most iconic events in the city in this up and coming neighborhood which has been transforming the art scene in Miami.
Wynwood which is best known for its street art and splashy murals puts together a live art show, pop-up shop & gallery experience where you can mingle among the artists and creators, drink in hand, watch as art is being created in front of you and purchase directly from them.
And beyond the fantastic art there's plenty of gourmet food trucks, cocktails, live music and vendors, yes, it's a party!
When? November 14, 2020 and every second Saturday of the month, doors open at noon
Where? The Wynwood Marketplace at 2250 Northwest 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL 33127 at the Wynwood Art District
How Much? FREE! RSVP for a free drink!
More Info: www.wynwoodartwalkblockparty.com
WAVE Wine + Beer Taste on Washington Avenue
The Washington Avenue Business Improvement District Presents a Live Music Series Featuring a Wine & Beer Taste!
15 wine, beer, and live music locations over a 1 mile stretch on Washington Avenue, Miami Beach
A diversity of live music everyone can enjoy! Grab a friend and come enjoy your favorite wines, beers, and try something new while sitting back with locals and tourists alike to take in all the live music. Must be 21+.
When? December 17, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm, and every 3rd Thursday of the month.
Where? Along Washington Avenue in South Beach from 5th to 17th St. 12 different locations.
How Much? General Admission $15 (entitles you to 12 wine / beer tastes), VIP $25 (entitles you to 24 wine / beer tastes, for 2 people)
More Info and Tickets: WAVE Wine & Beer.
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