Thanksgiving Events in St. Louis

Thanksgiving In St. Louis
Are you and your family looking for something fun to do this Thanksgiving in St. Louis or the surrounding area? Check out some of our suggestions.

Are you and your family looking for something fun to do this Thanksgiving in St. Louis or the surrounding area? Pack up the car and pop over to the city for one of these family-friendly events:

  • Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade: Head downtown for this classic parade on Turkey Day. The event starts at 8:45 a.m. and features 130 parade floats and displays. Even Santa Claus will make an appearance. And if you’re up for it, head down early to watch — or participate in — the Turkey Trot 5K.
  • Brewery Lights: Believe it or not, this magical event held by Anheuser-Busch is completely family-friendly. Check out the light displays on Pestalozzi Street, then stop by the Biergarten for a glass. Kids will enjoy roasting s’mores and meeting the Budweiser Clydesdales. The event runs now through January 1.
  • St. Louis Blues: The Blues are playing the Nashville Predators on November 24 and the Minnesota Wild on November 25. Get your tickets now for an action-packed night at Scottrade Center.
  • Mannheim Steamroller: Your favorite Christmas band returns to St. Louis on November 25, playing the Christmas songs you’ve come to know and love. Get the details here.
  • Wild Lights: Head to the Saint Louis Zoo to experience beautiful lights displays among the animals during Wild Lights, which runs through December 30.

All of us at ELCO Chevrolet want you to enjoy the seasonal festivities in safety. If your vehicle is due for any maintenance, let our qualified technicians get your ride ready for some Thanksgiving fun.

Holiday Road Trip Survival Guide

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Get in! We’re heading to grandma’s for Thanksgiving!

With the holiday season fast approaching, many families have a road trip or two in their future. If this includes your family, you might be wondering how you are going to get through it all. Never fear! We are here to help with this simple road trip survival guide.

  • Leave early. Traffic during the holidays, both around Thanksgiving and Christmas, can be horrendous. Leave early in the morning to avoid much of it and try to plan your drive so you don’t hit any big cities during rush hour.
  • Stop often. If you are traveling with young kids, you will need to plan for frequent stops. This will give everyone a potty break and some time to get out their wiggles. Even just a run around a rest stop lobby can help.
  • Bring some fun. Pack lots of entertainment options. If your car is equipped with a DVD system, let each kid choose a movie or two to bring. You can also play road trip games like I Spy and the Picnic Game.
  • Snacks, snacks, and more snacks. One way to keep restless kids happy is with snacks. Avoid sugary snacks, which will spike their energy, and things that will leave behind sticky fingers. Sliced fruit, nuts, cheese sticks, and hard-boiled eggs are great, healthy options.

Are you planning any road trips this holiday season? If you need a new family hauler before you go, come visit us at ELCO Chevrolet today.