A stay at Encore Resort at Reunion during Thanksgiving weekend is the opportunity to enjoy your favorite holiday traditions — and start some new ones — while relaxing in sunny Orlando. All fun, no work. Who’s in?
Savor your Thanksgiving Day with loved ones. Let our chefs cook your turkey and all the trimmings, including a delicious dessert! Our Thanksgiving dinner to go serves six and features:
- Sliced Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast
- Sweet Onion and Garlic Turkey Gravy
- Brioche Stuffing
- Garlic Parmesan Mashed Potatoes
- Seasonal Vegetables
- Cranberry Sauce
- Rolls and Butter
- Pumpkin Pie
Encore Resort’s Turkey Trot 5K
Gobble up some miles and shake your tail feathers at Encore Resort’s annual Turkey Trot 5K on November 26. It doesn’t matter if you strut or stroll, as long as you’re having fun! Registration opens at 8:15 a.m. at the Clubhouse, and the race begins at 9:00 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to top 3 competitors, and the event is open to all ages.
Just minutes away from Encore Resort at Reunion, ESPN Wide World of Sports at Walt Disney World hosts the Orlando invitational from November 26 to 29. Celebrate Thanksgiving with some of the best teams in college basketball! Eight teams will play a total of 12 games to see who takes home the title. Three teams in the 2020 field finished this past season ranked in the AP Top 25 – #2 Gonzaga, #9 Michigan State, and #20 Auburn. Gonzaga and Michigan State also appear in the latest ESPN Way-Too-Early Top 25.
If your sport is shopping, you are in luck! Both Disney Springs and Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets are a short drive from Encore Resort at Reunion. Disney Springs is an outdoor entertainment complex with one-of-a-kind restaurants and stores at Walt Disney World. Admission and parking are free. Orlando Vineland Premium Outlets is an upscale, luxury outlet center with more than 160 designer and name-brand outlet stores. Be sure to bring an extra suitcase for all your fabulous finds!
Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s
Want the excitement of the traditional parade without the cold weather of New York City? Orlando has its own version of the popular Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade at Universal Orlando Resort. Giant balloons and floats based on characters from Universal rides travel through the streets of Universal Studios daily beginning November 14. Universal’s Holiday Parade featuring Macy’s is included in regular admission.
Kickoff to Christmas
For many, Thanksgiving weekend marks the start of the Christmas season. And Orlando’s world-class theme parks are prepared for visitors who are ready to kick off the holidays! Put these dates on your calendar and take in truly magical celebrations:
- Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios — November 6
- Universal Orlando Resort — November 14
- SeaWorld Orlando — November 21
- Epcot International Festival of the Holidays — November 27
From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving!