It’s almost time to enjoy food, family and fellowship — and football or shopping, if you are so inclined — but there are also several Thanksgiving activities to enjoy around town as well. You can avoid the hassles of traffic and parking by taking Metro to your favorite holiday event.
Thanksgiving in downtown St. Louis will kick off with the Hungry Turkey 5K run on Thursday, November 26 at 7:30 a.m. at the corner of Market and 16th Street. The race will proceed east on Market, north on Broadway, east across the Eads Bridge and reverse back to return to the intersection of Market and 16th Street. (See the course below.)
The Ameren Missouri Christmas in St. Louis Parade will begin after the race at 8:45 a.m. at the corner of Market and 7th Street. The parade will head west on Market and end at 20th Street.
You can park at any one of 21 free Metro Park-Ride lots in Missouri and Illinois and take MetroLink to the Civic Center MetroLink Station for easy access to the parade route or 5K starting point. MetroBus is another great option with more than a dozen MetroBus routes serving the Civic Center Transit Center.
To plan your route to all the Thanksgiving festivities downtown, use our handy Trip Planner tool.
Several MetroBus routes will be rerouted Thursday morning for the Hungry Turkey 5K, including the: #4 Natural Bridge, #10 Gravois-Lindell, #11 Chippewa, #30 Soulard, #32 ML King-Chouteau, #40 Broadway, #41 Lee, #74 Florissant, #94 Page and #97 Delmar.
Several MetroBus routes will also be rerouted due to the parade, including the: #4 Natural Bridge, #10 Gravois-Lindell, #11 Chippewa, #30 Soulard, #32 ML King-Chouteau, #41 Lee, #74 Florissant, #94 Page, #97 Delmar and the #99 Downtown Trolley.