Thanksgiving Celebrations in Orlando

Thanksgiving is traditionally a time of eating, drinking, and enjoying the company of friends, family, and loved ones. This year, we have so much to be grateful for.

Thanksgiving Eve

The day before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 24, 2021 is one of the biggest party nights of the year and rivals New Years Eve. Friends and family return home or are reunited and want to catch up at a bar or two and enjoy a night on the town. While enjoying your night out, please drink responsibly and be safe. These popular Orlando hotspots are great for grabbing a drink with friends. 

Howl at the Moon Orlando offers a live dueling piano bar playing top hits and dance music. Receive free admission with the coupon from our deals page. 

Senor Frogs Orlando has cold drinks and hot food with entertainment all night. 

The Star Bar – enjoy cold drinks while you wait or toss back some liquid courage as you prepare to ride the Orlando Starflyer, the world’s tallest swing ride. 

Blake Shelton’s Ole Red Orlando at Icon Park – live music venue and scratch kitchen offering a variety of beverages with live country music. 


Thanksgiving Day

This year, Thanksgiving is celebrated on Thursday, November 25, 2021. Share a meal together at some delicious restaurants serving traditional and special meals for  Thanksgiving in Central Florida. Traditional Thanksgiving foods include turkey, ham, stuffing, green bean casserole, rolls, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes, corn, green beans, cranberries, sweet potato pie, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, apple pie and so many more. Give thanks and celebrate Thanksgiving with these great places to go for Thanksgiving in Orlando! Pro-tip – call ahead and reserve a table as most of the restaurants open on Thanksgiving book up quickly. Try booking a reservation for lunch as dinner is a popular time to dine. 

Universal Orlando 

Thanksgiving Day Buffets are being served at these great restaurants: The Kitchen at Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando, Trattoria del Porto at Loews Portofino Bay, The Islands Dining Room at Loews Royal Pacific Resort, and the Amatista Cookhouse at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. Hard Rock Cafe at Universal’s City Walk is offering a Thanksgiving day dinner. Rosen Centre Hotel & Rosen Plaza Hotel on International Drive are each offering a Thanksgiving buffet at their respective hotels. Rosen Shingle Creek near Universal Orlando Resort is offering a bottomless brunch at Cafe Osceola restaurant and Thanksgiving Dinner prix-fixe Thanksgiving Dinner at A Land Remembered Restaurant. 

I Drive Area

The popular International Drive district near the Orange County Convention Center and Universal Orlando offers endless things to do, places to go, and restaurants all year round. These delicious restaurants are offering Thanksgiving specials including traditional and global treats. 

Boi Brazil – this All you care to eat Brazilian Steakhouse is offering traditional Thanksgiving Turkey and sides as well as their delicious slow roasted churrascaria meats. 

Boston Lobster Feast – offering a full buffet featuring all the seafood favorites and Turkey too. Three locations in Orlando on International Drive, and in Kissimmee near Disney World and in Celebration.  


Walt Disney World

At Disney Springs and many of the resorts at Disney there are many restaurants offering a Thanksgiving Meal including City Works Eatery & Pour House, The Edison, Mario & Enzo’s Ristorante and Enzo’s Hideaway Tunnel Bar & Restaurant, Morimoto Asia, Raglan Road Irish Pub & Restaurant. Festive treats and desserts can be found throughout the theme parks and resort dining locations. Disney’s All Star Resorts, Trattoria al Forno at Disney’s Boardwalk, and the restaurants at Disney’s Contemporary Resort are offering full Thanksgiving Meals. 

Near Walt Disney World

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort will be hosting Thanksgiving specials throughout the restaurants on site including Todd English’s Bluezoo, Il Mulino New York Trattoria, Garden Grove, and a Thanksgiving buffet at FRESH.

Capone’s Dinner & Show is offering a Thanksgiving Day Special with exclusive Thanksgiving day prizes, desserts, and always unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Their holiday show will run Thanksgiving Day until New Years so you’ll enjoy festive foods, holiday costumes and sounds of the season. 

Black Angus Steakhouse will be offering a Thanksgiving day special meal featuring turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, yams and pumpkin pie, all the traditional Thanksgiving foods. Three locations available in Kissimmee, Lake Buena Vista and on IDrive.

We hope you ENJOY your Thanksgiving and have a safe and happy holiday!

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