Top Thanksgiving Events In St. Louis This Weekend

By Katie Davis
In Culture

Thanksgiving weekend is almost here, and if you’re looking for something to check out with your friends, family or even just by yourself, you won’t have a lack of options. From an annual parade to turkey-day runs and more, St. Louis is one active city when it comes to holiday celebrations.

Find our top picks here, and start creating your Thanksgiving weekend plans!

Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade. Photo courtesy of Christmas in St. Louis.

Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade. Photo courtesy of Christmas in St. Louis.

First Annual Gobble Wobble, Nov. 27-28
Prepare for a long day of family festivities on Thanksgiving day by participating in the very first Gobble Wobble the evening before. The event features a food buffet, drink specials at numerous venues and bars, games at select locations, turkey bowling and a shuttle service between neighborhoods.  Nov. 27, 7pm – Nov. 28, 2am; Washington Avenue and The Landing. Ticket prices start at $15 but will be raised to $20 for last minute tickets. Get Gobble Wobble tickets.

Sunset Hills Turkey Trot, Nov. 28
Beginning at 8am and starting at Faith Church, this 5K Thanksgiving day run awards prizes to the top female and male in each age group category and also benefits Rosemary’s Fund. Nov. 28; Sunset Hills. Find details on the Sunset Hills Turkey Trot online.

Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade, Nov. 28
Starting at 8:45am and circling around Downtown St. Louis, this year’s 29th annual parade features Mary Engelbreit as its Honorary Grand Marshal as well as favorite features like larger-than-life parade floats, holiday flair and, of course, jolly old St. Nick. Nov. 28; Downtown. Thanksgiving Day Parade details here.

The Hungry Turkey 5K, Nov. 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. Learn more about The Hungry Turkey 5K.

Holiday Magic, Nov. 29-Dec. 1
This one-of-a-kind annual event offers visitors everything from full-scale carnival rides and a train ride to performances by the Purina Incredible Dog Team, pony rides, over 40 vendor booths and much more. Nov. 29-Dec. 1, hours vary; America’s Center. Find St. Louis Holiday Magic details.

Historic Holiday Traditions Concert, Nov. 30
Free and open to the public, the Historic Holiday Traditions performance features both the St. Louis Irish Arts  group and the Clayton Strings in a St. Louis landmark building. Nov. 30, 12pm; Old CourthouseLearn more about the concert.

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