10 Events Happening in St. Louis this November
The weather is getting colder, but there’s plenty to see and do in November in St. Louis. Take a look at these events this month.
Hamlet | October 31 – November 5
For the first time in its 51-year history, The Rep will produce Hamlet. Spurred on to vengeance by the ghost of his father, Prince Hamlet hovers in limbo between bloody retribution and madness. Potentially fatal indecision delays his every step. With its profound soliloquies, complexly shaded characters and brutal plotting, it’s Shakespeare’s most enduring tragedy.
2017 St. Louis International Film Festival | November 2 – 12
For twenty-six glorious years, the St. Louis International Film Festival has been screening features and shorts from around the world at venues throughout the St. Louis region. Don’t miss this chance to catch one of the festival’s most impressive offerings with more than 450 films including narrative features, documentary features, and hundreds of shorts all set to make this year’s celebration the best yet!
Owl Prowls at the World Bird Sanctuary | November 3 – 24
Come over to the dark side and meet those amazing birds that exist by moonlight. Owl Prowls offer an exciting opportunity to learn more about the amazing life of owls. Spend an evening with a Word Bird Sanctuary naturalist who will introduce you to live owls and their unique calls. Then, take an easy night hike through our grounds to try to call in a wild owl!
Whiskey in the Winter | November 17
Whiskey In The Winter is a whiskey festival that will take place at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown St. Louis. This event will feature over 400 whiskies from around the world along with great whiskey cocktails, whiskey-inspired food stations, and educational seminars from whiskey industry experts.
St. Louis Blues – On going
The NHL season got underway just a few weeks ago, and the Blues are off to an impressive 9-1 start. This month they will be playing against the Philadelphia Flyers, Toronto Maple Leafs, Nashville Predators, Anaheim Ducks and more! Check out their home schedule to see a game this month at the Scottrade Center.
Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train Show | November 18 – January 1
The annual Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train Show delights visitors of all ages with G-scale trains of many eras traveling along 900 feet of track through a miniature holiday landscape made up of festive decorations and thousands of fresh plants, accented by beautiful poinsettias and flowers.
Winterfest at the Arch | November 18 – January 1
The Gateway Arch Park Foundation and St. Louis Blues are teaming up again to bring an ice rink to downtown St. Louis! Winterfest at the Arch presented by Centene will begin on November 18 with the opening of the ice rink in the new Kiener Plaza. Featured activities include ice skating (skates will be available to rent on-site), St. Louis Blues Holiday Toy Drive and Viewing party, One Nation Night with appearances from Alumni, Louie and Fredbird and more, and a Winter’s Dinner.
Ameren Missouri Festival of Lights | November 18
The always anticipated Ameren Missouri Festival of Lights returns to Kiener Plaza! helps ring in the holiday season with musical entertainment, children’s activities, vendors, and fireworks that follow the annual lighting of the Salvation Army’s Tree of Lights on November 18 beginning at 3 pm.
Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade | November 23
The Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade takes to the streets of downtown on November 23 at 8:45 am with over 130 parade units, including musical floats, displays, giant helium balloon figures, local marching bands and an appearance by Santa Claus to wish everyone at Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas. Prior to the parade, runners of all ages will be hitting the streets for the annual Turkey Trot 5K.
Straight No Chaser: The Speakeasy Tour | November 24
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. Their captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor.
For a full list of events happening this November in St. Louis, check out our calendar of events. Also, be sure to share your photos of your St. Louis adventure using the hashtag #ExploreStLouis.