Thanksgiving Events

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Thanksgiving is a time to get together with family and friends, and many times those Thanksgiving guests stay through the weekend! After all the turkey, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, and pumpkin pie are long gone, it's time to get out and do some fun things together! The St. Louis area has a lot going on during that four day holiday weekend.

One event occurs Thanksgiving morning. Since 1984, St. Louis has hosted the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. The annual parade is the kick-off for the Christmas Holiday season in St. Louis and features floats, marching bands, balloons and of course Santa! Check out the list below for more fun family friendly events.

Please check the website listed on each event to get the most up-to-date information.

GO To Date:


Butterfly House
Magic House
Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri History Museum
Riverboat Cruises
St Louis Art Museum
St Louis Gateway Arch
St Louis Science Center & Planetarium
Saint Louis Zoo


Downtown St Louis
Entire City of St. Louis
Grand Center
Mid St Louis County
West St Louis County
North St Louis County
South St Louis County
Historic St Charles
St Charles County
Illinois Side
The Loop
Westport Plaza


Ameristar Casino
River City Casino


Fairmount Park Horse Racing
World Wide Technology Raceway


Creve Coeur Park
Faust Park
Forest Park
Frontier Park
Jefferson Barracks
Laumeier Sculpture Park
Tower Grove Park
Bellefontaine Cemetery
Events in a Park
Outdoor Events

Convention/Expo Centers

Belle-Clair Fairgrounds and Expo Center
The Dome at America's Center
Gateway Center
St Charles Convention Center