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Things to Do in Miami in November

Updated: November 7, 2023

Looking for something to do in Miami during November?

This post covers nighttime activities, family-friendly events, and free things to do that have been updated for 2023. 


Below are the top 10 things to do in Miami during the month of November.

If you're looking for other things to do in Miami, take a look at our other popular posts:

1. Go to a Sporting Event 

November sports include basketball, football, and hockey.

You can find a lot of home games this month! Check out the schedule for this month’s sporting events




Click here to find more games taking place in November in Miami.

Visit our post for even more kid-and-family-friendly activities available in Miami! 

2. Enjoy a Tour of the City 

With dozens of different walking tours, we offer visitors to Miami a chance to explore many different areas of this unique city. 

We have free, self-guided tours of the downtown area and many of Miami’s most unique attractions.

You can visit our homepage to learn more about our pay-what-you-like tours in Miami and find one that fits your schedule.

You can also find popular paid tours, such as exploring Little Havana in Miami or art-themed experiences.

If walking isn't your thing, bus tours are a great option.

3. Attend a Concert 

There are a few good concerts lined up for November that will satisfy people of all ages.

Here are some of our favorites:


Music Festivals

Click here to see more concerts taking place in Miami this month.

4. Enjoy the Theatre

Fans of music and theatrical productions will have no shortage of great options to choose from in and around Miami this November. 


Family Friendly


Click here to find more performing arts productions in Miami.

5. Miami Book Fair International

The Miami Book Gair is an annual attraction that has been held every year for over 30 years.

It is an 8-day literary party with hundreds of publishers and authors from all over the world.

You can listen to author readings, speak to publishers, and line up for signings.

You can see first editions, original manuscripts, and some amazing collectibles. There is also a section for comics, graphic novels, and illustrations.

There are a number of activities for children as well, such as theater, arts, and crafts, story-telling, and more. 

This year, the festival takes place from November 12th–19th.

Visit the Miami Book Fair website for more information.

For more family-friendly activities, check out our full post of things to do.

6. Attend a Candlelight Concert

Over 100 cities now have one-of-a-kind concerts by candlelight, including Miami.

The concerts cover a variety of genres, including classical, pop, jazz, and more. There are also music soundtracks.

All of these are performed in amazing locations to the flickering light of candles. It's truly an unforgettable experience.

For a list of Miami dates and to buy tickets, visit the Miami Candlelight Concerts website.

7. Visit Santa's Enchanted Forest

Open from November 2023 through January 2024 is Santa's Enchanted Forest.

You'll find over 100 rides both for kids and also for those who like more of a thrill ride.

There are shows with acrobats, magic, and more, and attractions like carnival games.

You'll also find food, amazing Christmas lights, and, of course, Santa himself.

Visit the Santa's Enchanted Forest website for dates, times, and additional information.

8. Christmas Tree Lighting at Bayfront Park 

Miami's 50-foot Christmas tree sits overlooking Biscayne Bay.

Each year it's turned on the day after Thanksgiving, a big event that often involves local celebrities and politicians.

The City of North Miami also has an annual Christmas tree lighting at MOCA Plaza, with music, Santa, and treats.

Check online for dates and additional information.

9. Veteran’s Day Parade

The Veteran’s Day Parade is an annual event, which takes place every year on the 11th of November at 11:11 am to honor war veterans.

The parade takes place on Ocean Drive from 5th to 14th Streets. The parade ends with a picnic at Lummus Park with military fly-overs and exhibitions.

This is a free family-friendly event. For more free activities, check out our post. 

10. Save Money with an Attraction Discount Pass

If there are multiple attractions you want to see, getting a tourist attraction discount pass is the way to go.

These passes work by bundling attraction tickets to give you the best prices possible, often saving up to 45% of retail costs.

Attractions included on various passes include:

  • Fort Lauderdale Half-Day Tour
  • Wynwood Art Walk Tour
  • Gator & Wildlife Park Safari
  • Hop-on-Hop-off Bus Tour

Find our full comparison post on the Miami passes available here.


About The Author

Stephen Pickhardt

Stephen is the CEO of Free Tours by Foot and has overseen the transformation of a local walking tour company into a global tour community and traveler’s advice platform. He has personally led thousands of group tours in the US and Europe, and is an expert in trip planning and sightseeing, with a focus on budget travelers. Stephen has been published and featured in dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, BBC, Yahoo,, and more.
Updated: November 7th, 2023
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