Find events for Thanksgiving 2022 across the St Louis area. We will have a full calendar of things to do across the nation, including Thanksgiving Eve parties, Black Friday alternatives and family friendly activities for Thanksgiving Weekend.
Lantern Parade - Hermann, MO - Nov 14, 2020
Canceled for 2021. Hermann’s Christmas season officially opens with a Lantern Parade through the historic district, beginning at First and Gutenberg and ending at the Gerald Engemann Memorial Park, where Pelze Nichol will arrive.
Hungry Turkey 5K Run - St. Louis, MO - Nov 26, 2020
The Hungry Turkey is St Louis’ Thanksgiving Day Parade 5k. It’s a family friendly event that welcomes walkers, runners, strollers and racers!
Garden Glow - St. Louis, MO - Nov 12 to Jan 8, 2022
Over one million lights, new experiences and traditional favorites, plus s’mores, festive drinks, and photo opportunities. At Missouri Botanical Gardens. Member preview night on the first night. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas.
Annual Way of Lights Christmas Display - Belleville, IL - Nov 19 to Dec 31, 2021
Wintertime sparkles at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows as the Annual Way of Lights Christmas display illuminates the grounds. Since 1970, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have invited one and all to make the Way of Lights a part of their family tradition. This breathtaking display focuses on the birth of Christ, the one true light of the world.
Joy at Union Station - St. Louis, MO - Nov 19 to Dec 24, 2021
New to St. Louis Union Station this year, the Joy Winter Wonderland is open to the public on the Purina Performance Plaza. Guests will find games, craft stations, retail and a unique photo opportunity with Santa Claus, plus some of St. Louis’s favorite vendors all while enjoying festive food and beverage offerings!
The Polar Express Train Ride - St. Louis, MO - Nov 19 to Dec 30, 2021
Santa and his elves are full steam ahead for a trip to the North Pole on the Polar Express train from St Louis Union Station.
Festival of Lights - St. Louis, MO - Nov 20, 2021
Family friendly and free event in Kiener Plaza with local holiday themed talent performances, new vendors booths and exhibits, photo ops with mascos, including fredbird, real live reindeer and a magical fireworks finale.
Winter Wonderland - St. Louis, MO - Nov 24 to Jan 1, 2022
Slowly meander through over a million glimmering lights fashioned into over 100 displays of festive characters and winter scenes. Enjoy the canopy of lights glistening throughout seventy-five acres of park land in St. Louis County. Held at Tilles Park. Select nights to experience the wonder by walking, vehicle or carriage.
Turkey Trot STL - St. Louis, MO - Nov 25, 2021
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 local food pantries. For participants 12 years and under there is a free 1/2 mile youth-run.
Ameren Thanks For Giving Parade - St. Louis, MO - Nov 25, 2021
Starts at 8:45 in downtown St Louis. Parade goers can expect over 130 parade units, including musical floats and displays, giant helium balloon figures, 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 Holiday Season at the conclusion of the parade.
Scuba Claus - St. Louis, MO - Nov 26 to Dec 24, 2021
This holiday season, enjoy a special Dive Chat featuring Scuba Claus and his trusty Elf and have all of your questions answered. They will be in Shark Canyon on select dates.
Celebration of Lights - O'Fallon, MO - Nov 26 to Dec 30, 2021
O’Fallon’s most historic park, Fort Zumwalt, is set to come alive with the area’s largest holiday light display. Each scene is designed and funded by local organizations, churches and businesses. Started in 1991, the event attracts more than 12,000 vehicles each year and more than 10,000 individuals during the Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll.
U. S. Bank Wild Lights at the St Louis Zoo - St. Louis, MO - Nov 26 to Dec 30, 2021
This holiday season, escape to a wonderland unlike any other at U.S. Bank Wild Lights. This dazzling holiday event features brand-new light displays and themed areas. In addition to brilliant light displays, warm up with winter-themed treats, and say hello to the animals at Penguin & Puffin Coast and the Insectarium.