Thanksgiving at the Alfond Inn and Other Things to do in Orlando this Weekend

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Thanksgiving weekend, Christmas events, outdoor markets with beautiful weather, and it’s all happening this weekend here in Orlando! 

So what are you waiting for? Grab your tacky sweater and Santa hat and follow along with our Orlando Weekend Guide. You’ll discover so many festive and fun things to do in Orlando this weekend!

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Events This Weekend

Thanksgiving at the Alfond Inn

Don’t feel like cooking this Thanksgiving or unable to travel from Orlando to see friends and family? Don’t worry, you’re invited to a Thanksgiving lunch at the Alfond Inn at Rollins College, where everyone is family!

Enjoy a chef-inspired, family-style Thanksgiving feast with all your seasonal favorites including roasted turkey, braised short rib, potatoes, stuffing, and course pumpkin pie. When you’re done, take a walk around the beautiful boutique Alfond Inn to explore their gorgeous grounds and interesting art. Check out the details below for pricing and available times.

Event Details
🗓 NOV 26 | 12PM–1:30PM & 2PM-3:30PM
📍 The Alfond Inn at Rollins College

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Thanksgiving Turkey Paddle

What better way to start your Thanksgiving morning than by burning a few extra calories as you paddleboard with Lake Life Paddle here in Orlando! Even if you’ve never been on a paddleboard before, Lake Life Paddle will have plenty of guides here to make your experience as fun and as easy as possible.

This event starts bright and early at the Lake Ivanhoe boat dock near downtown Orlando and provides everything that you need to get out on the water. For more advanced paddlers, feel free to bring your own paddleboard and you can even sign up to race! Don’t be a turkey, register for this awesome event!

Event Details
🗓 NOV 26 | 8AM–10AM
📍 Lake Ivanhoe Boat Dock

Cocktails with Santa at Festival of Trees

Santa will be in Orlando this weekend, and you can join him for craft cocktails, charming charcuterie, and more at the Orlando Museum of Art’s Festival of Trees! 

Also included in your tickets is live entertainment, and this weekend will be The Caroling Company. Enjoy spectacular music as you stroll through the Orlando Museum of Art looking at the beautifully decorated trees, vignettes, and gingerbread houses. You’re sure to be in the holiday spirit after this dazzling event in Orlando this weekend.

Event Details
🗓 NOV 27 | 5:30PM–7:30PM
📍 Orlando Museum of Art

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Artisan Pizza Class

Have you always wanted to impress your friends with your pizza making skills? Well now’s your chance to learn the art of pizza making straight out of Italy with Chef Michael’s Artisan Pizza Making Class at Orlando Brewing this weekend!

Learn the sophisticated art of making pizza dough from scratch, as you stretch and shape your pizza dough and top it with delicious meats and fresh vegetables. This event will take place outside so there will be plenty of room to build your pizza, and your ticket will even get you $2 off a beer at Orlando Brewing!

Event Details
🗓 NOV 28 | 4PM–6PM
📍 Orlando Brewing

More Things to Do in Orlando

What's New

A funky bbq beach bar with a laid-back vibe, Neon Beach is the hottest new place in Orlando to spend your weekend! 

Enjoy specialty drinks like the frozen boozy Dole Whip and Ginger Pear, and relax at their tropical oasis on a beautiful day in Orlando! We know where we’ll be spending our weekends from now on!

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Kimberly Gooch

Kimberly Gooch

Hi I'm Kim! I am a Florida native from Clearwater Florida, and now currently living in Orlando. I've been in Orlando for the last 6 years and love to explore everything the city has to offer. I travel a lot on the weekends visiting new cities, and in my spare time I enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, and discovering new things to do.