Whether you’d like to believe it or not, Thanksgiving and winter holiday fun is just around the corner! Visions of turkey and stuffing are already dancing in our heads, but November in St. Louis offers so much more than just one day of food-related festivities. The season offers endless opportunities for entertainment, no matter your interests.
When visitors come to town, they always ask us for recommendations on what to do. Of course, we always suggest a stroll down the St. Louis Walk of Fame and a stellar meal at Eclipse, the best restaurant in St. Louis. But, that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to fall and winter activities in the Lou. If you’re visiting our unique boutique hotel in November, be sure to check out some of these awesome events around town!
Flyover Comedy Festival | Nov. 8-10
Enjoy a night of local and national comedic talent. From standup and improv to sketch comedy and storytelling, this event in The Grove is guaranteed to leave you laughing.
Aladdin The Broadway Musical | Nov. 7-25
Discover a whole new world as this Disney classic comes to life! Performed at The Fabulous Fox Theatre, people of all ages will love singing along during this thrilling musical.
Polar Express Train Ride | Nov. 16-Dec. 30
Is there anything more magical than The Polar Express? See the story and the beauty of the North Pole in a whole new way on these 45-minute train adventures departing from St. Louis Union Station.
Missouri Botanical Garden Garden Glow | Nov. 17-Jan. 1
Celebrate the holiday season with a spectacle of lights! You can also enjoy tasty s’mores, hot drinks and great photo opportunities.
Winterfest at the Arch | Nov. 17-Jan. 1
You’ve never seen ice skating like this before – at least, not in St. Louis! The newly renovated Arch Grounds in downtown St. Louis will be the backdrop to the coolest spot in town this winter thanks to Winterfest. Grab your friends and family and ice skate in downtown’s Kiener Plaza!
Festival of Lights | Nov. 17
This event is the official start of St. Louis’s holiday season. Experience entertainment, ice skating, the lighting of the Salvation Army Tree of Lights and a giant fireworks finale.
Thanksgiving Day Parade | Nov. 22
The parade — which celebrates its 34th anniversary — kicks off at 8:45 a.m. from 20th Street and Market Street. More than 130 floats, displays, giant balloons, vehicles and marching bands will gather to make this event one to remember.
Thanksgiving at Eclipse Restaurant | Nov. 22
Join us right here at the Moonrise Hotel’s Eclipse Restaurant for the best Thanksgiving dinner in St. Louis! No cooking, no cleaning, just pure, delicious fun. Join us at Eclipse, Moonrise’s restaurant, for brunch or dinner and leave all the work to us. Call 314-726-2222 to make your reservations.
This is only a sample of the November fun you can have in St. Louis. Watch the St. Louis Blues during their home games, eat incredible seasonal food or experience concerts by both world-renowned and local musicians. Don’t worry about finding a pet sitter, either! As the most pet-friendly hotel in St. Louis, we’re happy to host your furry friends while you’re in town. Plus, if you’re in search of the perfect place to host a holiday event, we’ve got you covered with our galaxy of unique event spaces, from our party and event spaces to our unique wedding reception venues. So what are you waiting for? Book a room at the Moonrise, and let the fun begin!