16 Under $25 Things to Do This Thanksgiving Weekend in Orlando

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It’s turkey time and while Thursday is devoted to doing some serious eating and football watching, the rest of the weekend is wide open. So, for those looking for some ideas on ways to spend quality time with that special someone without breaking the bank, check out this lengthy list of suggestions:

Take a Hike!

The boardwalk trail at Lake Lotus Park
The boardwalk trail at Lake Lotus Park

Lake Lotus Park
Thursday – Sunday, 8:30am – 5:30pm
Free admission

Wekiwa Springs Park
8am until sundown, 365 days/year
$6 per vehicle.

Kelly Park
8am – 6pm, Monday – Sunday
$3-$5 per vehicle

Visit St. Augustine to see America's oldest city illuminated with 3 million twinkling lights during St. Augustine Nights of Lights. You can wander around for free or take an Old Town Trolley Tour, which provides complimentary parking to anyone who takes the Holly Jolly Holiday Trolley for a low fare of $12 for adults and $5 for children, including free cider and cookies.

St. Augustine Nights of Lights
St. Augustine Nights of Lights

Play Disc Golf at Bill Frederick Park
3401 S Hiawassee Road, Orlando
$4 per car park entry fee
Open November – March: 8am until 5pm

Munch Your Way Around a Farmers Market
Winter Park – Saturdays 7am-1pm
Winter Garden – Saturdays 9am-2pm
Maitland’s Lake Lily – Sundays 9am-2pm
Orlando Farmer’s Market – Sundays 10am-4pm

winter garden farmer's market citrus

Go Ice Skating
Winter in the Park – Winter Park
RDV Ice Den – Maitland
Ice Factory – Kissimmee
Light up UCF – Orlando
Now Snowing – Celebration

light up ucf ice skating
Light Up UCF


Fridays on the Plaza
Friday, November 27, 7pm – 9pm
56 West Plant Street, Winter Garden
Each week a different band is featured with selections ranging from jazz, blues, folk, bluegrass, Celtic, beach music, and more.

The Morse Museum
445 North Park Avenue, Winter Park
$5 admission but all visitors are free 4pm–8pm Fridays (November through April) and there are free holiday musical performances every Friday from November 20 t0 December 18 from 5pm – 8pm.

Gather Your Own Eggs
Fridays from 10am-5pm, Saturdays from 9-5pm
Lake Meadow Naturals, Ocoee

egg picking at Lake meadows

Catch a Free Flick at Light Up UCF
CFE Arena, UCF
Through January 13
Free admission and parking

Now Snowing Event and Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, November 28, 5-9pm
Celebration Town Center

Annual Space Coast Festival
November 28-29
Exploration Tower, Port Canaveral
Free admission

34th Annual Light Up Mount Dora
Saturday, November 28, 5:30pm; Light Up at 6:30pm
Donnelly Park on the corner of Fifth Ave. and Donnelly St.

light up mount dora 660
LIght Up Mount Dora Image credit: What To Do in Mount Dora.com

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra “Holiday Pops” Concert
Sunday, November 29, 4pm
Central Park Main Stage, Winter Park

Handel’s Messiah
Sunday, November 29, 3pm
Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre

Yoga in Lake Eola Park
Sundays at 11am
NE corner by Panera
$5 suggested donation

Central Florida International Auto Show
November 26 – 29
Orange County Convention Center

Need more ideas? Be sure to read 65 Free and Festive Holiday Date Night Ideas in Orlando

Feature Image Credit: What to Do In Mount Dora.com

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