Weekend Events Guide in St. Louis from Thursday, November 27 through Sunday, November 30, 2014.
This event has been postponed. Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade: Celebrating its 30th year, the 2014 Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade will step off at 8:45am from 7th and Market in Downtown St. Louis. The parade will be broadcast live on KMOV-TV Channel 4’s “Great Day St. Louis.” Expect over 130 parade units, including musical floats and displays, giant helium balloon figures, animal units and marching bands from around the St. Louis region. As always, Santa Claus will be present to wish everyone a Merry Christmas at the end of the parade. Our Honorary Grand Marshal this year is Tom Voss, Retired Chairman, President and CEO, Ameren Corporation. For many years, with the leadership of Tom Voss, Ameren has been the anchor sponsor of the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Parade Route Before the parade, join the Hungry Turkey 5K, kicking off at 7:30am at 1315 Chestnut. This family-friendly event is open to runners and walkers of all ages and abilities. The race is presented by the Christmas in St. Louis Foundation and Big River Running Company, with all runners asked to bring can goods or make a donation to Operation Food Search.
Date: Thursday, November 27
Time: 8:45 – 11am
Place: Downtown St. Louis, Market St
Turkey Trot STL: Start a new Thanksgiving tradition by running or walking in your local, family-friendly Turkey Trot STL 5K. An active morning will help balance the afternoon’s calorie intake and your participation will benefit those less fortunate by supporting O.A.S.I.S Food Pantry and St. Patrick Center, a supporter of the homeless. The 5K course in St. Charles is flat, fast, and friendly. Its out-and-back section will allow participants to see and cheer their fellow athletes. Trot STL 5K registrants can choose their commemorative swag from an array of great options from super-soft cotton knock-around tees, wicking polyester running tees, embroidered winter beanies, and $10 FLEET FEET gift cards. Registration is $20, kids 1/2 mile is free.
Date: November 27
Place: St. Charles Family Arena – 2002 Arena Prkwy
Friday & Saturday
Santa Parade: Santa’s House in Belleville will officially open for business on November 28th. Kicking off Belleville’s holiday festivities is the Santa Parade at 10am down Main St. Then at 6pm, the official lighting of the fountain and holiday-sing-a-long will begin. Santa’s House will then be open for business week days from 6-8:30pm, and Sundays from 12-3pm & 3:30-6pm. Come out and visit Santa, see the fountain lights, and check out the decorated shop windows in downtown Belleville.
Date: November 28
Place: Main St – Belleville, IL
Black Friday Beta Barrel Program Release: What have we been up to? Barreled, Esoteric, Tart, Abstract Beer! We have added 4 new tap handles to our current 10 at the brewery. These 4 new tap handles are dedicated to our sour program. We currently have 40 beers in our cellar at various stages of aging. We are finally ready to start releasing these fantastic creations. Black Friday is our inaugural day, We open early at 1pm on Friday, Nov 28th to tap these 4 beers: Tequila Barrel Aged Gose, Whiskey Barrel Aged Belgian Barleywine, Cranberry 100% Brett Sour, and Sour Vanilla Bean Whiskey Barrel Aged Stout.
Date: Nov 28
Place: Alpha Brewing – 1409 Washington Ave
Black Friday Fire Sale: Third Degree artists liquidate: Our artists are giving thanks and giving back, and that means savings for you! Our resident artists will have their sale items, earlier and experimental work, as well as prototypes of current work, displayed in our East Gallery and priced to sell quickly. Come meet the men and women behind the beautiful work and take a piece home.
Date: Nov 28
Place: Third Degree Glass Factory – 5200 Delmar
Hot Country Nights Homecoming Show: Get ready to get your country on with 92.3 WIL Hot Country Nights Presented by Ford! Join us as we continue the country fun with a Free Homecoming show of local artists including Borderline, Brian Brax Band, Dustin James Clark and Stone Mountain Railroad! Must be 21 to attend.In addition, KMOX’s Charlie Brennan show welcomes special guest Andy Cohen. Catch this Q&A session where Andy, St. Louis native, dishes about hosting Bravo TV’s “Watch What Happens Live”, author of a new book, The Andy Cohen Diaries, and more at the Brew House.
Date: November 28
Place: Ballpark Village – 601 Clark
Rock n Roll Craft Show: The original St. Louis alternative art, craft, and music event. The event showcases unique items handcrafted from new and recycled materials by talented artisans, as well as local and nationally acclaimed bands. Items including furniture, clothing, jewelry, musical instruments, glassware, magnets, knitware, fine art, etc., are the original creations of local and national crafters and won’t be found in national chain stores or even the shopping mall. Bands include Letter To Memphis, Kid Scientist, 18andCounting, DJ Nune, and tons more.
Date: Nov 28-30
Time: Fri: 10am-4pm, Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 10am-4pm
Place: The Luminary – 2701 Cherokee
Cannibal! The Musical: While I find it kind of weird that they chose to open Cannibal on Thanksgiving weekend, they did and it is. Cannibal follows the life of Alferd Packer, the man who lead an ill-fated party of men to Colorado Territory during the winter of 1873-74. Alferd was the lone survivor of this trip and was later put on trial for murdering and eating his party. Along the journey to Colorado Territory, Packer loses his beloved horse, encounters trappers, snowmen, ninjas, sheep, Indians, aliens and a cyclops, all in an effort to find her. This parody boasts an infectious score and all the politically incorrect humor you’d expect from Trey Parker, the co-creator of South Park. Tickets are $20. In partnership with Food Outreach, you will receive $1 off for each canned food item you bring, up to 5 cans.
Date: Nov 28 – Dec 6
Place: Ivory Theater – 7622 Michigan Ave
Historic Holidays at The Old Courthouse: Visit the Old Courthouse this holiday season and fill your senses with the sights and sounds of winters’ past. The National Park Service kicks off the holiday season at the Old Courthouse with a performance from the St. Louis Irish Arts, and a concert by the St. Louis Confluence Chamber Orchestra. Guests may enjoy cookies, hot cider and beautiful music under the rotunda festively adorned with authentic Victorian decorations. All National Park Service holiday programs are Free and open to the public. Friday – 12-1pm: St. Louis Irish Arts, Saturday – 12-1pm: St. Louis Confluence Chamber Orchestra
Date: Nov 28 & 29
Place: Old Courthouse – 11 N 4th St
Kriskindlmarkt: St. Charles’ newest German tradition – a real German Christmas Market will offer families an old-world holiday shopping experience that harkens back to all of our German ancestors. In a beautiful white fairytale setting, items such as ornaments, unique handcrafted gifts, German products like nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks, and beer steins will be found. The market’s vendors will offer toys for all ages, jewelry, clothes, home décor, and wooden handicrafts. Some of the most popular offerings by vendors are the large assortment of savory and sweet baked goods, drinks and candied treats, an assortment of roasted nuts, sweet cakes and pastries, or German chocolates, candied goodies, and hot chocolate so special that it comes in a souvenir cup, decorated with the market’s signature logo and year.
Date: Nov 28-30
Time: Fri: 12-9pm, Sat: 11am-9pm, Sun: 12-5pm
Place: Lewis & Clark Boat House and Nature Center – 1050 S Riverside Dr
Small Business Saturday: Small Business Saturday celebrates the independent and unique stores in your neighborhood and serves as an alternative to the frenzy of big box stores on black Friday. Cherokee Street, Maplewood, Kirkwood, and Central West End are just a few of the neighborhoods to shop on Saturday. Not only do they have unique gifts for your holiday shopping, they will also be offering great discounts, fun activities, free samples of chocolate and wine, cocktail specials, holiday themed photo booths, and more. Support your local small businesses and shop on Small Business Saturday.
Date: November 29
Time: All day
Place: Local neighborhoods
Holiday Project Pet Day: Paint a holiday portrait of your pet at “Project Pet.” Once you sign up for the painting; email us a digital photo of your pet and we will do the rest. Each portrait will be put on a 16×20” canvas. Our talented artists will walk you through the painting to create your very own Pet Portrait. As this is a three hour painting, older kids 8+ will do best. Regular backgrounds will be available to paint as well! Reservations and pictures of your pet are due by 11/26. Cost is $55 per painter.
Date: Sunday, Nov 30
Place: Pinot’s Palette 1641 Clarkson Rd, Chesterfield
Rams vs Raiders: With a 24-27 loss against the Chargers in last Sunday’s game, the Rams are back on home turf to take on the Oakland Raiders this Sunday. Tickets start at $71.25. Before the game you can hang out at Ballpark Village for drinks, lawn games, live music, and fun and then #FollowTheHerd drum line parade to the festival with other Rams fans. There will also be a free post-game concert presented by 92.3 WIL featuring Montgomery Gentry.
Date: November 30
Place: Edward Jones Dome