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Thanksgiving Day Feasts at Universal Orlando Hotels

Thanksgiving dessertAre you going to be in the Orlando, Florida, this Thanksgiving Day? If you’re not sure, it’s on Thursday November 22nd. In the USA this festive celebration takes place on the fourth Thursday in November. It is also celebrated on various dates in Canada, parts of the Caribbean and Liberia.

Thanksgiving Day is a holiday that began as a family party to celebrate a good harvest. Nowadays, it is a day for the whole family to come together and eat a hearty meal and also to say thanks for the year so far, each other and for the year ahead.

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It truly is a wonderful holiday to experience first-hand. Staying in a Universal Orlando Hotel will offer you plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in this annual tradition, which includes delicious food, lively parades and colorful decorations.

Universal Orlando Hotels Celebrating Thanksgiving In Style

Trattoria del Porto, Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Be thankful with a full belly of a tasty Italian dishes at the Trattoria del Porta buffet. The Loews Portofino Bay Hotel will also have fun events for you and your family. Along with entertaining guest appearances from Universal Orlando characters, there will be face painters, balloonists, live music and multiple holiday and activity tables.

  • Event time: 11 am – 6 pm
  • Price: Adults $65, Children (ages 3 – 9) $20, under 3 free.
  • For reservations, call 407.503.DINE (3463).

Also, at the Portofino Bay Hotel, you can admire the Holiday Harbor Nights on Friday, November 23rd, 6:30 p.m. until 9 p.m.

The Kitchen, Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

Celebrate in rock-n-roll style at the special Thanksgiving buffet at The Kitchen, in the Hard Rock Hotel. The menu includes carved meats, sweet potatoes, and the traditional pumpkin pie. During mealtime, you will be thoroughly entertained with music, Universal Orlando characters, and Magic Man.

  • Event Time: 11 am – 4 pm and 5 pm – 10 pm
  • Price: Adults $62, Children $22, under 3 free
  • For reservations, call 407.503.DINE (3463)

Islands Dining Room, Loews Royal Pacific Resort

Sit around the table together and reminisce about the past year, whilst enjoying the Thanksgiving Holiday buffet at the Islands Dining Room, with the backdrop of the beautiful South Pacific. Take a look at the menu, now. Entertainment will include a face painter, balloonist, musician, and hula dancer. Plus, appearances by your favorite Universal Orlando characters.

  • Event Time: 11 am – 9 pm
  • Price: Adults $58, Children (ages 3 – 9) $26, under 3 free.
  • For reservations, call 407.503.DINE (3463).

Amatista Cookhouse at Loews Sapphire Falls Resort

For a Caribbean-style Thanksgiving Day Buffet visit Amatista Cookhouse at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort. The menu features a raw fish bar, a waffle and omelet station, and a meaty carvery. Entertainment includes a face painter, balloonist, and appearances by Universal Orlando characters.

  • Event Time: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
  • Price: Adults $58, Children (ages 3 – 9) $26, under 3 free.
  • For reservations, call 407.503.DINE (3463).

Think About Others This Thanksgiving Day

thanksgiving day, usaIn addition, to the live entertainments and many feasts, the Universal Orlando hotels will also be holding a community-lead volunteer event on Saturday, November 24. Their goal is to assemble 425,000 meals for the local charity, Feeding Children Everywhere.

The meals will be distributed to 325,000 children in Central Florida and 100,000 children in the Florida Panhandle. If you are in the giving mood, you can volunteer for one hour and help assemble the meals. Click here to sign up to volunteer, between the hours of 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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