STL Weekend Events: November 22-26

Jessica
23 days ago.

The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Wednesday, November 22nd through Sunday, November 26th, 2017 features the Thanksgiving Day Parade, holiday light festivities, Black Friday Ball, St. Louis Blues, Turkey Trot, Guns n Hoses, and more.

DOWNTOWN

Wild Turkey Wednesday: A pre-Thanksgiving Party with food and drink specials. Come get basted with musical entertainment by Lefty and Laka.

Date: Wednesday, November 22
Time: 8pm
Place: 314 The City Bar – 1137 Washington Ave

Guns N’ Hoses: Founded in 1987, Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses is a fundraising event, consisting of three-round boxing matches between area police officers and firefighters, held to benefit The BackStoppers. Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses has raised $6.1 million to date and is looking forward to what their 31st annual night of boxing has in store. After the event, PBR St. Louis and Ballpark Village welcome you to attend the 2017 Official After Party. Take a free trolley to and from the event and enjoy dancing by the world famous Buckle Bunnies, $3 Jack Daniel’s family drink specials, and a Thanksgiving Eve party you won’t want to miss!

Date: Wednesday, November 22
Time: 9pm
Place: PBR St. Louis-601 Clark

Turkey Trot: Running or walk in the annual 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 local food pantries and St. Patrick Center, a supporter of the homeless. To encourage the entire family on Thanksgiving morning to participate, the event is stroller friendly and children 12 years and under can register for the 1/2 Mile Youth Race for free. After the run, stay for a free pancake breakfast by Chris’ Cakes, and enjoy a prime viewing location for the parade.

Date: Thursday, November 23
Time: 7:30am
Place: Market St, downtown

Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade: Celebrating its 33rd year, the 2017 Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade will step off at 8:45am starting at 7th Street and Market Street. The parade will be broadcast live on KMOV-TV Channel 4, awarded an Emmy for their production of the 2015 parade. We expect over 130 parade units, including musical floats and displays, giant helium balloon figures, animal units, restored antique cars and firetrucks, and marching bands from around the St. Louis region. As always, Santa Claus will be present to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas at the end of the parade.

Date: Thursday, November 23
Time: 8:45am
Place: Market St, downtown

Black Friday Ball: Three party bands, one unforgettable night! Don’t miss St. Louis party bands DrZhivegas, Queens Blvd, and Well Hungarians as they all perform the Friday following Thanksgiving on the FOX Sports Midwest Live! stage. Catch the St. Louis Blues on the 40FT screen at 7PM and immediately following the game the show will begin!

Date: Friday, November 24
Time: 9pm
Place: Ballpark Village – 601 Clark

St. Louis Blues: The Blues play at home against the Nashville Predators on Black Friday followed by the Minnesota Wild on Saturday evening. Come out and de-stress from the holiday cooking and shopping and cheer on the Blues!

Date: November 24 & 25
Time: 7pm
Place: Scottrade Center

The Polar Express Train Ride: Back by popular demand, visitors to St. Louis this holiday season can book a trip that’s bound to create a Christmas memory they will treasure forever–a journey to the North Pole via THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Pajama-clad families can board THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride at St. Louis’ famed Union Station for a train ride to remember. Onboard a real train, as they are whisked off to “the North Pole” they will relive the magic of the classic children’s book THE POLAR EXPRESS by Chris Allsburg. In the story a young boy takes a magical Christmas Eve train ride to the North Pole and receives a special gift from Santa.

Date: November 24-December 30
Time: 4:30, 6, 7:15, 8:30pm
Place: Union Station – 1820 Market St

CENTRAL

Olivette Turkey Trot: The 5k loop course, starting and ending at Stacy Park, takes runners down scenic Old Bonhomme Road and then on to an asphalt trail. With long sleeve shirts, entertainment, refreshments and giveaways the race is fun way to start your Thanksgiving Day! The run benefits the Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry. Last year we raised over $6,400! Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome, but are asked to start at the back of the pack!

Date: Thursday, November 23
Time: 8am
Place: Stacy Park-9750 Old Bonhomme Rd

St. Louis Turkey Trot 8K: RUN THE TRADITION and make a difference for Best Buddies Missouri by registering for the St. Louis Turkey Trot 8K at Tower Grove Park. Last year approximately 1500 runners helped raise over $4,000 for BBMO. Your participation and support will help make this year even better! This event is open to the whole family! Finishers are rewarded with a warm, gooey cinnamon roll.

Date: Thursday, November 23
Time: 8:34am
Place: Tower Grove Park

Straight No Chaser: The Speakeasy Tour: If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser are neither strait-laced nor straight-faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch. They have emerged as a phenomenon with a massive fanbase, numerous national TV appearances and proven success with CD releases. Straight No Chaser is the real deal, the captivating sound of nine unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense…and with a sense of humor. Tickets start at $34.50.

Date: Friday, November 24
Time: 8pm
Place: The Fox-527 N. Grand

15th Annual Fair Trade Market: Our Fair Trade Market offers unique holiday gifts, international crafts, and exquisite foods. We have items that will delight and surprise. We are the nation’s largest Fair Trade Market with over 3,000 sq. ft. of merchandise from around the world. Enjoy food samples, educational presentations, and giveaways. By choosing Fair Trade products, you get great value, and ensure equitable wages and treatment for farmers, artisans and their communities.

Date: November 24-26
Time: 9am-3pm
Place: Manchester United Methodist Church-129 Woods Mill Rd

Small Business Saturday in the Loop: Looking to forget about the craziness of Black Friday, but want to get a jump start on your holiday plans? Visit the Delmar Loop on Saturday, Nov. 25, for Small Business Saturday. With over 160 unique shops and restaurants featuring 10 galleries; 40 boutique gift, book, and music stores; not to mention 12 different entertainment venues offering a veritable smorgasbord of sensory delights. Various Loop businesses will be offering a variety discounts on unique gifts, delicious treats, and great experiences.

Date: Saturday, November 25
Time: times vary per shop
Place: Delmar Loop

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas: Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from his groundbreaking Fresh Aire series which introduced the distinctive Mannheim sound to all of America. The program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.

Date: Saturday, November 25
Time: 3pm & 8pm
Place: The Fox – 527 N Grand

ST. CHARLES

Stone in Love: A Tribute To Journey & Silver Bullet: A Tribute to Bob Seger: An experience in which the audience taps into the great memories attached to the music of Journey and Bob Seger. Composed of veteran musicians, that exude professionalism, “Stone In Love” is a family friendly act whose demographic includes every generation, from eight to eighty. Journey is one of those rare entities that can be enjoyed by all. Silver Bullet: A Tribute to Bob Seger – An 8-piece tribute hauntingly sung by Steve Tinnon, whose voice is uncannily reminiscent of Bob Seger. The members of several great St. Louis based bands have come together to form Silver Bullet; a tribute to the great Bob Seger and his music. From the 60’s to the pesent day, the history of Blue-Collar America has been a written with the music of Bob Seger as a backdrop.

Date: Saturday, November 25
Time: 7pm
Place: St. Charles Family Arena

If you’re looking for Thanksgiving Eve parties, we’ve got you covered. Check out where the fun is going down Wednesday, November 22nd.

And don’t forget about the Holiday Lights in St. Louis.

 

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Jessica

Doesn’t know how to cook and survives pretty much on macaroni and cheese and pizza, so naturally, loves to eat out at restaurants. However, one day when she is married and has a family to cook for, she would love to take cooking classes and learn awesome skills like the chefs on Iron Chef America…as long as she doesn’t have to clean the dishes afterwards.

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