There is a cornucopia full of reasons to be thankful this holiday. We've provided you with a list of some of them in this week's guide for things to do in Orlando. For the nightlife enthusiast, Thanksgiving Eve is one of the best drinking nights of the year and some of the hottest bars in Orlando are ready. And come Thursday, if you're not looking to spend all day in the kitchen, we've done some research and provided you with a list of restaurants open on Thanksgiving. Take a look and tell us how you'll be spending your holiday in the comments below.    


Night B4 Thanxgiving Block Party & Turkey Bowling

When: Wed. Nov. 21st | 8 PM
Where: Wall Street Plaza

Start the holidays off right with turkey bowling at The Night B4 Thanxgiving Block Party, where they'll treat you like family, just without all the nagging!

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Thanksgiving Eve Block Party at Church Street Bars

When: Wed. Nov. 21st | 7:30 PM
Where: Church Street Bars

$1 Drinks will be flowing at this annual block party hosted by Chillers, Cahoots, Latitudes, and Irish Shannon's. Special Guests include DJ Kevin Kon & DJ AROK. Register on Eventbrite and receive FREE cover before 7:30P.

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3rd Annual Thanksgiving Eve Bash at Liam Fitzpatrick's

When: Wed. Nov. 21st | 8 PM
Where: Liam Fitzpatrick's Lake Mary

Kick off the long holiday weekend with a Thanksgiving Eve party in Lake Mary at Liam Fitzpatrick's Restaurant and Irish Pub! Featuring Winesday from 5-9 PM followed by live entertainment and more drink specials in Lake Mary.

UCF Football Away Game Watch Party with Young Alumni

When: Fri. Nov. 23 | 3-7 PM
Where: Hooch | Wall Street Plaza

Head to Hooch for the Official UCF Football away game watch party and cheer on our Knights as they #ChargeOn to victory. Remember to wear black and gold. 


Holiday Movie at Lake Eola Park – “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”

When: Wed. Nov. 21st | 7 PM
Where: Lake Eola Park

Every week during the holiday season, a free movie will be played at the Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park. This week’s free holiday movie is “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”

Orlando Solar Bears vs. South Carolina Stingrays

When: Wed. Nov. 21 | 7 PM
Where: Amway Center

Orlando Solar Bears vs. South Carolina Stingrays 

29th Annual Seniors First Turkey Trot

When: Thurs. Nov. 22nd | 7-10 AM
Where: Lake Eola Park

A Thanksgiving tradition now in its 29th year. Join us bright and early Thanksgiving morning at the Annual Seniors First Turkey Trot and burn some calories before you feast!

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Central Florida International Auto Show 2018

When: Nov. 22nd - Nov. 25th 
Where: Orange County Convention Center

Over 400 of the newest cars, trucks, and SUVs will fill the Orange County Convention Center for the 2019-model Central Florida International Auto Show!


Featured Restaurant:

Thanksgiving Buffet at Rosen Plaza

Don’t spend your Thanksgiving working in the kitchen—spend it enjoying the company of your friends and family at Rosen Plaza’s Thanksgiving buffet. We’ve come up with a fantastic holiday feast that’s sure to satisfy everyone. 

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