It’s turkey time! Thanksgiving is this week and I thought I would share some things happening in and around St. Louis for those of you that needs some ideas. I will also be talking about this on this week’s #STLBlab show Tuesday night at 8:30pm CT if you would like to join us!
- Thanksgiving Day Parade
On Thanksgiving day you can enjoy the Thanksgiving Day Parade downtown. It starts at 8:45am from 7th and Market Streets. The parade will also be broadcast live on channel 4.
- Steinberg Skating Rink
Get the family out of the house so you can cook in peace or go with the entire family after dinner to work of your Thanksgiving dinner. The Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park will be open from 10am-midnight on Thanksgiving Day!
- Christmas Lights
There are some Christmas light displays that are ready to go on the evening of Thanksgiving. Check out the Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights, Santa’s Magical Kingdom at Jellystone Park, Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park, and the Missouri Botanical Gardens Glow displays.
- The Hungry Turkey 5k
Join in The Hungry Turkey 5k on Thanksgiving morning to support Operation Food Search. Kids, under 12, run free. There are various awards for different age groups and the first 750 participants get a Hungry Turkey T-Shirt.
- Shopping on Thanksgiving
There are many stores that will be open on Thanksgiving day or later that evening if you feel the need to get out and shop. A few of them including JC Penney, Toys R Us, Walmart, Sears, Target, Macy’s, and Kohl’s. Many of the malls will open at 6pm on Thanksgiving as well including West County Center, Mid Rivers Mall, South County Center, and St. Louis Galleria to name a few.
- Thanksgiving Brunch
The Chase Park Plaza is serving Thanksgiving Brunch from 10am-2pm – a little price at $67 per adult, but hopefully the food is amazing at that price. The Ritz Carlton is also having a Thanksgiving Bruch, this one is $89 for adults.
- Uncle Bills Pancakes
Uncle Bill’s will be open featuring the regular menu at very affordable pricing.
- White Castle Turkey Sliders
For the holiday season White Castle is offering up some Turkey Sliders. The Bistro Turkey, Turkey Dinner, and Cranberry Turkey plus they have sweet potato fries!
- Free Thanksgiving Dinner
If you are in need, the New Life Evangelistic Center in St. Louis has their annual Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless and a telethon on Thanksgiving. The NLEC is located at 1411 Locust Street in St. Louis.
Hopefully, you will be surrounded with friend and family you are thankful for this Thanksgiving. If you have any other suggestions of places, events, or restaurants that will be open on Thanksgiving in St. Louis please feel free to add them in the comments below.[signoff]
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