7 Things to Do this Thanksgiving Day Weekend in St. Louis 11/22-26

Wednesday November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! After stuffing yourself with food, food and more food it’s probably time to get out of the house and do something delightful.  Here are seven things to do this weekend.

Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade | November 23

The Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade takes to the streets of downtown on Thanksgiving morning 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 can hit the streets for the annual Turkey Trot 5K.

Wild Lights | Through December 30

Walk through the world-renowned Saint Louis Zoo and take in a wonderland of spectacular light displays.  In addition listen to fireside storytellers and tuck in to sticky s’mores fireside.

Steinberg Skating Rink | Through February

Always a holiday and seasonal favorite is a visit to Steinberg Ice Rink in Forest Park. It is the largest outdoor skating rink in the Midwest and is open to the public every day of the week, including holidays.

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas | November 25

The Ultimate Holiday Tradition! Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from his groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America.  Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.  Their holiday CDs have become synonymous with Christmas and continue to occupy top spots on Billboard’s Seasonal Charts every year!

St. Louis Blues Hockey Game | November 24 – 25

The division leading St. Louis Blues take on the Nashville Predators on November 24 and the Minnesota Wild on November 25 at Scottrade Center

Garden Glow | Through January 1

Celebrate the season with over one million dazzling lights, fun new experiences and traditional favorites.  In addition to festival lights, families can enjoy roasting s’mores and festive drinks all weekend long. Your admission includes the chance to see the Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train Show.  Seeing the Missouri Botanical Garden dressed up for the holidays is truly something not to miss.

Brewery Lights | Through January 1

Experience the wonder of Anheuser- Busch St. Louis.  Take a self guided tour of all the light displays on Pestalozzi Street.  The biergarten has plenty of snacks for purchase, and you can also buy s’mores kits for roasting.  For those who are 21 and over, don’t forget to get a wristband for five-ounce samples of budweiser brews.   of the Budweiser Clydesdales, s’mores roasting on an open fire, thousands of twinkling lights and one monumental display of holiday spirit.

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