What’s Happening? November 2018

It’s November already, and that means the official start of the holiday season in Puerto Rico. Holiday lights and Christmas trees go up early here. Look for many towns having their official town “Lighting of Holiday Decorations” celebrations, usually featuring Christmas lights, fireworks, traditional music, food, artisans, and more. Those nights are fun for the whole family.

The other big thing to look forward to is the food … there will be a number of food festivals, large and small, featuring all sorts of Puerto Rican fare. And, of course Guavate is in full swing for Thanksgiving and the weekends. Music festivals and concerts, winter baseball season, and big sporting events. All this fun makes it difficult to find time to relax (or get my holiday shopping done)!

While there is always something fun happening somewhere in Puerto Rico, there are a few special events each month that deserve a mention. Here are some highlights for November 2018.

November Events

November 8 to 30: Lighting of Christmas Decorations

Local celebrations, typically held in town plazas across the island, usually starting at 6pm, include traditional Christmas music, food, and other entertainment. Some towns that have announced dates include Humacao on November 8 (Facebook), Ceiba on November 9 (Facebook), Canovanas on November 16 (Facebook), Comerio on November 16 (Facebook), Aibonito on November 23 (Facebook) .

November 10: Hamilton Tickets go on Sale

The smash Broadway hit HAMILTON, starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, will be in Puerto Rico January 8 to 27, 2019. Hamilton Tickets will start going on sale on November 10, 2018. You can go in person starting at 9am at the ticket office at the Teatro de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto de Río Piedras, any Ticketpop de Puerto Rico location, or online at Ticketpop.com. Check the Ticketpop web site for more information. Note that the show will be performed in English.

November 10: Mojito Fest

Enjoy unlimited mojitos and food samples from a number of local restaurants, with live and DJ music, at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan. Starts at 8pm. See their Facebook page for more information.

November Events

November 11: Free Admission to Forts

For Veterans’ Day, the National Park Service is offering free admission to El Morro and Fort San Cristobal in Old San Juan.

November 15 through January 2019: Winter Baseball League

Liga de Béisbol Profesional Roberto Clemente starts their season on November 15, 2018. There will be 36 games during the season, then the playoffs and round robins. Lots of fun! See their Facebook page for more info.

November 29 to January 6: La Feria – The Park

Am amusement park here in PR! With rides, games, food, music and more. An annual Christmas season event. See their Facebook page for more info

Other Events

This is just a small subset of activities occurring this month. As always, be sure to check our events calendar, Facebook page, or Twitter feed for other events happening this month and throughout the year all across the island.

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I do not know of anything. But with a cruise ship in port, the town may be planning something. Tough that it is a holiday you are visiting. But you might be best off contacting the PR Tourism Company. They might be planning something down there.

Comment by Gwenn on 10 Nov 2018

what events in Ponce, P.R. on Nov. 22, 2018?

Comment by blanca tatum on 09 Nov 2018

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