Thanksgiving in Orlando 2023

The tastiest day of the year means more than feasting. There are so many things to do for Thanksgiving in Orlando. From relaxing events and activities that let you slow down, to fun Turkey trot races that keep you active. Plus, with all of Orlando's theme parks right in our backyard, there are so many fun Thanksgiving events in Orlando.

This complete guide has everything you need to have the perfect Orlando Thanksgiving holiday.

And, once you've planned your Thanksgiving festivities take a look at these Black Friday Deals in Orlando.

Thanksgiving dinner in Orlando

Raise a glass and raise those forks. It's time to eat! Whether you want to head to one of the restaurants open on Thanksgiving day for a memorable meal, or you would prefer to stay at home, you've got options. Below you'll find Thanksgiving restaurants, and immediately after that are some great ways to enjoy Thanksgiving at home.


Thanksgiving dinner in Orlando


Dinner at Home

Things to Do for Thanksgiving in Orlando

Want to do something active for Thanksgiving? You've got plenty of options if you want to keep yourself moving. Check out these Turkey Trot races. Or, if you want to move at a leisurely pace, a few corn mazes are still up and running even past October.

Of course, many of us prefer to just take it easy so our complete guide to things to do Thanksgiving weekend includes lots of relaxing options.

Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Race in Oviedo - Turkey Trot 5K
Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Race in Oviedo – Turkey Trot 5K


Holiday Lights and Events

Get into the holiday spirit right away. The holiday season officially starts on Thanksgiving, but we all know we kick things off a little early around here too. Orlando is full of dazzling Christmas lights and holiday light displays.

Free holiday events - Holiday lights in Cranes Roost Park
Lights at Cranes Roost – Image credit: City of Altamonte


Thanksgiving at Disney

If you're planning to visit Mickey Mouse and friends or have out-of-town guests, you need to plan ahead. It's going to be very busy so be sure to read our guide to Thanksgiving at Disney World so you can save yourself some time.

If you're avoiding the busy theme parks, then you may find yourself going to Disney Springs. Whether you head over for dinner or to see the dazzling Tree Stroll, check out our guide to Thanksgiving at Disney Springs.

We hope you enjoy the season of thankfulness together.
And if you're ready to plan the holidays, check out our guide to the Holiday Season in Orlando.