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Alternatives to Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is right around the corner here in Kissimmee, and we definitely have a lot to be thankful for! After all, Kissimmee is full of things to do for friends and families of all ages. With so much to see and do, the last thing you probably want to do when you get together with loved ones to kick off the holiday season is spend all day in the kitchen cooking a meal. You want to get out there and have fun! Luckily, there are plenty of ways to make sure you and your family have an unforgettable Thanksgiving dinner in Kissimmee—all of which skip the dishes and allow you to focus on the special times the holidays bring.

So clear the table and clear your schedule! Here are a few of our favorite alternatives to cooking a Thanksgiving dinner in Kissimmee.

Dine Out at One of Our Amazing Local Restaurants

A chef looks over a meal prepared in his restaurant

Foodies will undoubtedly be thankful for spending the holiday in Kissimmee. With hundreds of options to choose from, the only problem you’ll have is trying to narrow down which restaurant to have Thanksgiving dinner in! Of course, nobody is stopping you from having a second (or third) Thanksgiving dinner at a few different restaurants—just think of those meals as leftovers!

If you’re a looking for a taste of New England, celebrate Thanksgiving at the Celebration Town Tavern. Looking for dinner with an amazing view? Stop in at The Lakeside Bar + Grill for an unforgettable experience. Or, if you’re thankful for the international food available here in Kissimmee, visit Cafe d’Antonio, El Tapatio, or Zen for a world of mouthwatering flavors. No matter your preferences, you’ll find the perfect spot to dine on Thanksgiving right here in Kissimmee.

Take in a Show (You’ll be Thankful You Did!)

Friends gather for a meal and show at Medieval Times

Make your Thanksgiving in Kissimmee even more memorable with a reservation at one of our legendary dinner theatres for a meal and a show. Perfect for bringing the entire family together—and keeping the little ones entertained—a dinner show is a great way to spend Thanksgiving in Kissimmee.

Take a trip back in time at the Medieval Times Dinner & Tournament, where you’ll enjoy a four-course medieval feast while watching six knights compete in a legendary tournament. Or, if you’re more interested in speakeasies than jousting, make your way to Capone’s Dinner & Show.  Here, gangsters and flapper girls sing and dance as you enjoy a buffet dinner and an evening out with “The Family.”

A delicious dinner and fun show for the entire family? Sounds like an excellent Thanksgiving combination to us!

Enjoy a Thanksgiving Lunch and an Evening Out

Family members stand near their bikes before riding them together

Who says your Thanksgiving meal needs to be dinner? Why not enjoy a delicious afternoon meal at one of Kissimmee’s many local restaurants instead? Not only is this the perfect time to dine with the family, it also means you’ll have an entire evening to spend having fun together.

And trust us, there are many ways to have fun here in Kissimmee!

Make your way to Old Town Kissimmee for some throwback fun for the entire family—from rides on the iconic town Ferris Wheel to strolls down the quaint tree-lined streets. Or rent bikes for everyone at Celebration Bike Rental and pedal through neighborhoods that look like they’re straight out of a photograph. Then hit the winding nature trails that lead to the beautiful waterfront pathways. Not only is this a perfect way to see more of the area, it’s also a great way to get some exercise after your big Thanksgiving lunch!

Like we said earlier, we have a lot to be thankful for here in Kissimmee, but above all else, we’re thankful you’re joining us for Thanksgiving! This November, don’t worry about setting the oven or the table. Instead, focus on having the happily ever after vacation with the ones who matter most to you. Start planning your visit to Kissimmee today.

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