Your weekend event guide from Thursday, November 28th through Sunday, December 1st.
Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade: The 29th annual Thanksgiving Day parade begins at 4th and Washington, heads up 4th street to Market, then goes up Market, ending at 10th street. It will be broadcast live on KMOV-TV Channel 4’s “Great Day St. Louis” for those who can’t make it to the parade. Get ready for the kick-off with world renowned artist and illustrator, Mary Engelbreit, as the Honorary Grand Marshal, followed by fabulous musical floats, giant helium balloon figures, animal units, marching bands, the Holiday Magic Mascot, Snowflake, and of course, Santa Claus, wishing everyone a Merry Christmas at the end.
Date: November 28
Place: Starts at Washington and 4th- Downtown
Hungry Turkey Trot 5K: The 1st annual pre-parade race starts at Kiener Plaza, runs through downtown and over the Eads Bridge, ending back at Kiener Plaza. The race will benefit Operation Food Search. All registrants receive a Turkey Trot hoodie. Beat the Hungry Turkey to win additional prizes. Kids run free with every paid adult. Registration is $42.
Date: Thursday, November 28
Place: Kiener Plaza
Rock N Roll Craft Show: St. Louis’ original alternative art, craft, and music event. This craft show offers unique handmade items from over 120 artists and crafters alongside live music. Black Friday is the Red Carpet event, with your chance to get first pick at some amazing items and win fabulous door prizes. The first 100 shoppers through the checkout get a free tote with goodies inside. On Saturday, there is an after-party at CAM at 6pm featuring live bands, comedy, artist demonstrations, food, drinks, a photo booth, and more. Entry fee $10 on Friday, $3 on Saturday and Sunday.
Date: Friday, Nov. 29-Sunday, Dec. 1
Place: Scottish Rite Cathedral – 3633 Lindell
Signature Ornament Reveal Party: Third Degree Glass Factory’s 1st annual Join us for our first annual signature ornament event. The artists will create one-of-a-kind ornaments, which will be signed, dated and numbered. Each style will be a limited edition. In addition to unique ornaments, the event will include cocktails and snacks and ornaments available for purchase.
Date: Friday, November 29
Place: Third Degree Glass Factory – 5200 Delmar
MO ‘Stache Dash: A 5K to benefit a St. Louis Children’s Pediatric Surgery Group supporting their local hero “Alex” and his family. The race will will offer four registrations categories: Growers, Showers, Mowers, and Fauxers. Racers will race against each other in the ultimate showdown to find out if one’s genetic ability or lack of ability to produce a proud moustache effects their ability to win the race. Registration is $40.
Date: Saturday, November 30th
Place: Chesterfield Parks and Rec Facility – 17925 N Outer Rd
Small Business Saturday: A day to celebrate small businesses and local shops. Many small businesses offer special deals. Avoid the ridiculous lines and aggressive shoppers on Black Friday and shop small on Saturday. Maplewood is a great place to visit on Small Business Saturday. Their shops and restaurants offer fun raffles and giveaways, and great discounts. They will even have live music at several establishments to close out the evening.
Date: Saturday, November 30
Time: Business ours
Place: All participating small businesses
STL Hills Tree Lighting: An annual community event. Join fellow Christmas lovers to watch as the Christmas Tree is lit up in Francis Park. Also, visit with Fred Bird and Santa. Enjoy carolers, horse-drawn sleigh rides, light snacks, and drinks.
Date: Sunday, December 1st
Place: Francis Park
Ferguson’s Northern Lights Celebration: Ferguson’s annual holiday celebration attracts people from all around the St. Louis area. It starts at 2pm with a market offering gift, craft and food vendors as well as entertainment such as storytelling, ice sculptures, train rides, and more. Then at 5pm, the lighted holiday parade strolls through downtown followed by live holiday music, toasty warm bonfires, Santa, and the lighting of the Christmas Tree.
Date: December 1st
Time: Begins at 2pm
Place: Ferguson, MO
Happy Thanksgiving, St. Louis!
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