Thanksgiving Weekend in Orlando: Turkey Trots, Light Up Events, and More Things To Do With Kids

Central Florida Zoo's beautiful, walk-through experience, Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild, is open now until January 15. Photo courtesy of the zoo
Central Florida Zoo's beautiful, walk-through experience, Asian Lantern Festival: Into the Wild, is open now until January 15. Photo courtesy of the zoo

Looking for the best things to do in Orlando this Thanksgiving weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list.

Orlando is bursting with things to do with kids this Thanksgiving weekend, including "turkey trots" on Thursday and Christmas and holiday events all weekend long. Sanford's Turkey Day 5K features a Thanksgiving costume contest in addition to the race. Oviedo Mall's event has a free kiddie run in addition to the 5K Turkey Trot. After Thanksgiving, start the holiday season with Christmas lights events in Eustis and Mount Dora, theme parks happenings, such as Holidays at Legoland and SeaWorld's Christmas Celebration, and amazing light displays at Leu Gardens and Central Florida Zoo. Looking for something beyond the seasonal holidays? Celebrate Central Florida's diverse cultures at Fusion Fest, complete with a street party, parade, and kids village.

Read on for more great things to do with kids in Orlando during Thanksgiving weekend. And don't miss our round-ups of Must-Do Christmas and Holiday Events for Kids and Family Opportunities to Volunteer in Orlando this Holiday Season.

More Things To Do in Orlando this Week with Kids:

Orlando Gymnastics Toddler Time
Orlando Gymnastics - 11:30 AM Pick
Orlando Cat Cafe Kids Hour
Orlando Cat Cafe - 4:00 PM Pick
Family Pizza Night at Skate Reflections
Skate Reflections - 6:30 PM Pick
Venardos Circus
Venardos Circus - various times Pick
Christmas at Gaylord Palms
Gaylord Palms - various times Pick
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