Long weekends are great in itself. Pair it up with lots of Thanksgiving cheer, and you’re bound to get into the spirit. Enjoy eating lots of turkey this time of year (as well as plenty of pies). Some of us are traveling elsewhere for the holidays and some of us are sticking around. If you’re going to be in St. Louis during this period, you’ll want to take a look at our handy guide to help you decide where to go and what to eat:
Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade
This popular Thanksgiving parade will feature over 130 parade units that include balloons, floats, antique cars and marching bands. If you’re hoping to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus, you should definitely stick around at the end of the parade. You can always watch it live from your couch at home, but nothing beats actually being there in person.
Venue: Starts from 7th Street and Market Street in Downtown St. Louis
Time & Date: Starting at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday (23 Nov 2017)
Turkey Trot STL
Join the most popular race day in America and give back to society at the same time. You can choose to run or walk during this event, and you’re always welcomed to join with your family and friends. You’ll also get to pass many landmarks before finishing up at the end of the parade route. It’s also a stroller-friendly event so no worries there! If you love pancakes, you can also enjoy a free pancake breakfast by Chris’ Cakes after the run.
Venue: Six Flags St. Louis, 4900 Six Flags Road, Eureka, MO 63069
Time & Date: Starts at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday (23 Nov 2017)
Admission: Adult ($25), Children (Free)
Enjoy the inaugural Turkey Tour thanks to the partnership between Christmas in St. Louis and the Thanksgiving Day Parade. This short 15 mile tour of St. Louis covers the he first bike crossing of the Stan Musial Bridge and finishing with the historic Eads Bridge.
Venue: Aloe Plaza, 1910 Chestnut Street, St. Louis, MO 63103
Time & Date: Thursday (23 Nov 2017), Time Not Provided
Admission: Advance Registration ($5.00), Day of Event Price ($8.00) and Trailnet Members ride free
Dining at Chase Park Plaza
This Thanksgiving Brunch is one you won’t want to miss. Bring your whole family to enjoy a hearty meal with panoramic city views in the Starlight Ballroom. There will be a veritable spread waiting for you so make sure you don’t eat too much before making your way over.
Venue: Royal Sonesta Hotel
Time & Date: 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. on Thursday (23 Nov 2017)
Price: Adult ($72++), Children from 12-6 ($24++), Children 5 and under (Free)
For Reservations: (314) 633-3060
Dining at Ruth’s Chris Steak House
Do take note that only the Clayton location will be serving for Thanksgiving. You’ll get to enjoy a special three-course Thanksgiving dinner menu made specially to thrill your taste buds. Now you won’t have to work during the holidays; not when you have such an amazing dinner option to choose.
Venue: St. Louis, Downtown
Time & Date: 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday (23 Nov 2017)
Price: Adult ($39.95), Children ($12.95)
You’ll want to concentrate on celebrating this fantastic holiday and eating to your heart’s content. When it comes to transporting yourself from one event venue to another, you can always rely on our St. Louis ground transportation service. Now you get to rest nice and easy at the back while our reliable chauffeur delivers you to each and every location safely.