5 Things to Do this Thanksgiving Day Weekend 11/27 – 12/1

Wednesday November 27, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving Eve, everyone! Tomorrow is Thanksgiving and if your family is anything like mine, then you’re really looking forward to the holiday weekend. Here are five things you’ll want to make sure you don’t miss this weekend in St. Louis so you can start creating your Thanksgiving weekend plans!

Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade – November 28

Whether you’re a first timer or upholding the family tradition, the Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade is always an exciting show filled with floats, balloons, marching bands and more. The parade starts at  N. 4th Street and Washington Ave and proceeds South on N. 4th Street to Market Street.  From there it heads West on Market Street and concludes at 10th Street. Click here for Parade route.

Hungry Turkey 5k – November 28

Benefiting Operation Food Search, this Thanksgiving day race winds around Downtown and awards prizes to those who beat the “hungry turkey” creature as it makes its way through the race. Registration will remain open until the day of the race. The price is now $42. Nov. 28, 7:30am; Downtown.

US Bank Wild Lights – November 29 – December 30

If you have never walked through the zoo on a winter evening, don’t miss your chance. As you stroll through the zoo’s holiday wonderland watch as exhibits come to live with thousands of colorful lights, animated displays and seasonal sounds. Kids can hear fireside holiday stories and go nose-to-beak with Penguins as parents shop the gift shops.

St. Louis Holiday Magic – November 29 – December 1

The popular and family-friendly holiday show returns to the America’s Center convention complex.  Get a jump on your holiday shopping and spend an entire fun-filled day with the whole family.  Activities include  full-scale carnival rides, entertainment and hands-on arts and crafts projects for the kids.

Winter Wonderland – November 27 – January 1

For 28 years Tilles Park has been turned into a Winter Wonderland every holiday season. The park is filled with more than one million sparkling lights and festive holiday scenes. You can drive through the display, but honestly the best way to see the display is by horse-drawn carriage.

If none of these events are your thing, check our calendar of events for a bunch more. Whatever you do this weekend, I hope you have a great time.

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