Thanksgiving in St. Louis

by Robyn Wright on November 22, 2015

in St. Louis

Things to Do in St. Louis

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.


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1 Lisa Brown November 23, 2015 at 5:58 am

I want to head to Uncle Bills Pancakes, for sure :)

2 Robyn Wright November 23, 2015 at 4:55 pm

Uncle Bill’s is fabulous!

3 shellypeterson November 23, 2015 at 4:05 pm

Sounds like a lot of things to do over there. The parade would be fun!

4 Robyn Wright November 23, 2015 at 4:55 pm

St. Louis always has plenty of fun things to do!

5 shellypeterson November 23, 2015 at 4:09 pm
6 Olivia November 23, 2015 at 10:46 pm

I would love to go to White Castle for Turkey sliders! I have never been to one!

7 Robyn Wright November 25, 2015 at 5:36 pm

Never been to White Castle? Oh my! It’s an institution here in St. Louis!

8 Robin November 25, 2015 at 6:48 am

I wish we had a skating rink in Alabama! Enjoy the parade and the holiday!

9 Robyn Wright November 25, 2015 at 5:36 pm

No skating rinks at all? That’s crazy!

10 Erik Schwenke November 25, 2015 at 11:21 am

Never been to Santa’s Magical Kingdom – definitely need to check it out! Thanks Robyn!

11 Robyn Wright November 25, 2015 at 5:36 pm

You’re welcome Erik!

12 Olivia November 25, 2015 at 6:36 pm

Never been but I have heard it’s good. I think I can buy some food from there in the frozen food aisles at the store but I know it’s not the same!

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