8 Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis 11/25 – 11/29

Wednesday November 25, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving Eve! If you are still pulling your plans together for the extended weekend, here are a few suggestions to help make this a memorable weekend.

Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade: November 26
With 130-plus parade units, including musical groups, character-themed floats, helium balloons, Santa Claus and more, the annual Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade makes its way through downtown in anticipation of the upcoming holidays.  Parade kicks off at 8:45 at 7th and Market Street.

The Hungry Turkey 5K: November 26
Before the big Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day parade, runners will not want to miss their chance to make more room for turkey and cruise through the streets of downtown St. Louis with proceeds benefitting Operation Food Search.

Show-Me Bowl 2015: November 27 – 28
It’s the goal of every high school football team in Missouri; earning a chance to play at the Edward Jones Dome on Thanksgiving weekend. Football fans will not want to miss this year’s edition of the Show Me Bowl on Nov. 27-28 as teams from across the state put it all on the line for a chance to bring home a championship. Come out and support these amazing student athletes, their schools and all the hard work they’ve put in to “get to the Dome.”

30th Annual Winter Wonderland: November 25 – January 3
Slowly meander for over a mile through more than a million twinkling holiday lights. Perfect for a romantic date night or a family outing, the annual Winter Wonderland will feature over 30 display areas of favorite holiday characters and festive scenes, as well as a canopy of glistening lights throughout the 25 acres in Tilles Park.

U.S. Bank Wild Lights: November 27 – 29
Stroll through the Zoo’s enchanting holiday wonderland and enjoy thousands of colorful lights and seasonal sounds. Be dazzled by animated light displays and seasonal sounds.

Winter Jewels: A Holiday Celebration: November 27 – January 3
Go on a treasure hunt through the Animal Exhibit Hall, discover fairies in the Tropical Conservatory, and make new friends in the Gnome Forest. But be sure to guard your treasure and watch out for battling pirate cockroaches.

Saint Louis Thanksgiving Open: November 27 – 29
Catch the action at the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis as they host the Saint Louis Thanksgiving Open (Nov. 27-29) , where the talents of grandmasters from across the region and the nation will be on display.

Shopping
The holiday shopping season is officially upon us, and shops across the region are ready to help you satisfy everyone on your list. From small independent shops, to shopping malls and some of the best outlets anywhere, St. Louis is where you’ll find the perfect gift.

For a full list of what’s happening this weekend in and around St. Louis, check out our calendar of eventsAlso, be sure to tag your St. Louis images on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook with #ExploreStLouis, and you may see them onexplorestlouis.com/social. I hope you have a great week

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