CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating Thanksgiving 2016 in Orlando

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating Thanksgiving in Orlando

Thanksgiving is a holiday of food, family, and fun, but sometimes it’s nice to let someone else take care of the cooking…and the dishes. If this sounds like you, there are plenty of places to celebrate the holiday in Orlando.

If you don’t already have reservations, here are some of our picks for places to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal in the Orlando area:

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Disney Springs Celebrates Its First Holiday Season With Fun Events

Disney Springs Celebrates Its First Holiday Season

Disney Springs is wrapped and ready for its first full season of holiday cheer, with festive décor, entertainment and holiday shopping .

Starting November 11 through January 8, 2017, all four neighborhoods – West Side, Town Center, The Landing, and the Marketplace – will be filled with holiday delight.

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Hurricane Matthew Cancellations, Postponements, and More For Orlando

Hurricane Matthew Information For Orlando

As Hurricane Matthew gets nearer to Central Florida, a lot of attractions are closing, and events are being cancelled. Here is the current list of closings, postponements, cancellations and more.

This list will be updated as needed on Thursday and Friday, so please bookmark it.

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Special Olympics Florida Hosts Golf Championship at Walt Disney World Sept 9-10

Special Olympics Florida 2016 State Summer Games Come to ESPN Wide World of Sports

This weekend, Special Olympics Florida will host its State Golf Championship at Walt Disney World famed courses.

The tournament will take place at Disney’s Palm, Magnolia, and Oak Trail Golf Courses on September 9 and 10. All events are open to the public and free to attend.

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Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hosts Sandtastic Weekends Aug 26-28 & Sept 2-4

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort to Host Sandtastic Weekends

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin will host Sandtastic Weekends for an end of the summer blow-out August 26-28 and September 2-4.

Open to both resort guests and the public, the event will feature activities for all ages, with the highlight being 100 tons of intricately sculpted sand art designed by award-winning world-class sculptors from Team Sandtastic and constructed right on the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort’s private beach.

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up July 29, 2016: Chuy’s, AbracadaBar, Bar Louie

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: lots of new openings, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

Chuy's Green Chile Pork Tamales

Chuy’s will open their Winter Park location on August 2, 2016. Located at 170 S. Orlando Ave, in the Lakeside Crossing shopping center. This marks the fifth Central Florida location for the Tex-Mex brand.

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2016 Epcot Food and Wine Festival Menus

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival

The Marketplaces and their menus have been released for the 21st Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, and you’re gonna want to come hungry.

Every year, Walt Disney World surrounds the World Showcase Lagoon at Epcot with a plethora of tasty treats, and this year is no different.

There will be 30 Marketplace kiosks serving up food samples from around the world, including Europe, Asia, Africa, Central and South America, and the South Pacific. There are also three Marketplaces that are new this year: Islands of the Caribbean, Chocolae Studio, and Wine and Dine Studio.

Here is the complete list of Marketplaces and their menus:

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#DisneyParksLIVE to Stream Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks July 18

Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks

This evening, Disney Parks will live stream “Star Wars: A Galactic Spectacular Fireworks,” from Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

This new show debuted last month, and brings the Star Wars universe to life via themed fireworks, lasers, special effects and video projections of iconic characters and scenes from the complete saga, all set to the unforgettable score of the film series.

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Eat to the Beat Bands Revealed for 21st Epcot Food & Wine Festival

David Cook at Epcot

We’re still a few months off from the start of the 21st Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, but Walt Disney World has released the line-up for this year’s Eat to the Beat concert series.

The line-up is a great mix of 80s and 90s superstars. There are a lot of returning favorites, but there are also eight new ones playing the fest this year: Wang Chung, BoDeans, Plain White T’s, Jeffrey Osborne, Toad The Wet Sprocket, Living Colour, Soul Asylum, and Delta Rae.

Here is the complete line-up of artists scheduled to play the 2016 edition of the Eat to the Beat concert series:

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Watch #DisneyParksLIVE Stream of Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire July 11

Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire

This afternoon, Disney Parks will live stream “Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire,” live from Cinderella’s Castle at Magic Kingdom.

The new stage show debuted last month, and brings beloved Disney stories to life in a spectacular performance that features an original song, memorable music, dancing, delightful costumes and magical special effects.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating the 4th of July 2016 in Central Florida

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating the 4th of July in Central Florida

There are many ways to celebrate the Fourth of July here in Orlando, from theme park events to city-sponsored events, and everything in between.

Most of the events are on July 4 itself, but the list goes from July 2 to July 4, in case you want to extend your holiday celebrations. Here are our picks for where to celebrate 2016’s Fourth of July holiday, in the Central Florida area, from Atlantic Coast to Gulf Coast:

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up June 3, 2016: The Ravenous Pig, Dandelion Communitea Cafe, CaddyShanks

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: special dinners, limited menus, new openings, and a few closings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

The Ravenous Pig

The Ravenous Pig has ended their lunch menu and are now only serving a dinner menu. The good news is they have also launched a new summer dinner menu with items like King Salmon, Seminole Pride Beef, Raw Oysters and Brandade Ravioli. (Above photo courtesy The Ravenous Pig)

Sister restaurant Cask & Larder is now open on Mondays starting June 6. To celebrate the first Monday, they are offering Pig Head Carnitas Steam Buns & 2 Beers for $25

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