There’s no better place to be this November than St. Louis. Offering an extensive lineup of holiday happenings to add memory-making moments to your family’s Thanksgiving season, this Gateway to the Midwest offers events and experiences to please the youngest to the most distinguishing tastes.
Who doesn’t love a parade? The 31st annual Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade will step off at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, the 26th from 7th and Market Street in Downtown St. Louis. Over 130 parade units are expected, including musical floats, giant helium balloon figures, animal units, restored antique cars and marching bands.
Then fill the rest of the long holiday weekend with these volunteer opportunities, special events and restaurants serving Thanksgiving Dinner.
• Adopt a Military Family
• St. Vincent Home for Children
• The Polar Express™ Train Ride!
New this year, experience the excitement of an adventure on THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride at Union Station. Real trains head to the North Pole while Chefs serve delicious hot chocolate and Elves lead sing-along carols. Children will receive a special gift from Santa. Check out exact dates, fares and excursion times.
• The Hungry Turkey
A fun route for the entire family immediately before the Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade. Children 12 and under are free with each paid adult. Strollers, walkers and racers are all welcome. The course begins on Market at 16th.
• Teddy Bear Tea
Saturday and Sunday, November 28th & 29th, experience a festive afternoon of storytelling, face painting and caroling, as well as hot cocoa, tea, mini-sandwiches and pastries, and a special gingerbread cookie-decorating station. Guests encouraged to donate a teddy bear to Friends of Kids with Cancer. Seating begin at 11:00 a.m.
• St. Louis Ambush Soccer Game
St. Louis Ambush vs. Missouri Comets at 7:35 p.m. Friday, November 27 at Family Arena
• Show-Me Bowl 2015
Exciting Missouri high school football action featuring the 48h MSHSAA 11-Man Football Championships and 28h 8-Man Football Championships Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28 at Edward Jones Dome
• St. Louis Blues Hockey Game
St. Louis Blues vs. Columbus Blue Jackets. 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 27 at Scottrade Center
The day after Thanksgiving signals the kick-off to all things Christmas. Add these experiences to your agenda.
• Celebration of Lights
November 27 through December 30, experience a drive-through holiday light display of millions of twinkling lights and holiday scenes in Fort Zumwalt Park. View the light display via train rides, sleigh-hayride, Segway tours, and carriage rides (horse-drawn surrey and wagonette). No vehicles allowed in the park on Mondays or Dec. 8. Closed Christmas Day.
• St. Charles Christmas Traditions
Every Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, November 27 through December 23, experience the magic of Christmas Traditions. Enjoy Victorian Carolers and the fife and drum corps, shopping and dining opportunities along the festively decorated brick lined streets. Wednesday & Friday 6:30 – 9:00 p.m.; Saturday 11:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.; Sunday Noon – 5:00 p.m.
If you prefer to dine-out for Thanksgiving Dinner, check out the selection of fine restaurants offering a wide selection dining options.
From our B. Loehr Staffing office to your home, we extend the warmest of Thanksgiving greetings to you and your family.