You can always watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on television, but if you want the real-life parade experience, bundle up the kids and head downtown bright and early on Thanksgiving morning to see the 38th annual Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade kicks off at 9 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24, at CITYPARK (Market and 21st) and proceeds eat towards Stifle Theatre (Market and 14th). This is a new route.
With over 120 parade units, you’ll see musical floats, giant helium balloon figures, restored antique cars and fire trucks, and marching bands from across the St. Louis area. And be sure to stick around until the end, when Santa Claus arrives in St. Louis to wish everyone a happy holiday. The parade will also be broadcast live on KMOV Channel 4.
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Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown featuring the IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience.
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