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Things to Do in November in St. Louis

The Area's Top Events and Activities This Month


The weather is getting colder, but there's plenty to see and do in November in St. Louis. You can attend our annual film festival, enjoy a pub crawl hosted by the St. Louis Zoo or do a little holiday shopping. Here are the top picks for things to do in November 2013 in St. Louis.


Ready to celebrate Cranksgiving? The annual event features hundreds of bicyclists collecting food for Food Outreach. The bike ride begins at 10 a.m., at Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood. There are 5, 10 and 25 mile routes. Previous rides have brought in more than 7,000 food items.
November 3, 2013

St. Louis International Film Festival

Movie buffs have the chance to see dozens of independent films at the 21st Annual St. Louis International Film Festival. The films are shown at the Tivoli Theatre, Plaza Frontenac and several other venues. Many of the filmmakers participate in discussions after the screenings. It doesn't matter if you're in the mood for a comedy, drama or documentary, the St. Louis International Film Festival has something for everyone.
November 14 - 24, 2013
Various Locations

Owl Prowl

The World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park invites you to an evening adventure. Most weekends in November, you can go on an Owl Prowl. A WBS naturalist will teach visitors about owls and their unique calls. Then, you'll take a night hike through the grounds to see and call wild owls. Admission to the Owl Prowls is $9 for adults and $7 for children younger than 12. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 636-225-4390.
Fridays & Saturdays in November 2013
World Bird Sanctuary

Way of Lights

Get into the Christmas spirit with a visit to the Way of Lights in Belleville. Drive through more than a million holiday lights spread out over a mile and a half. There's also a laser light show, petting zoo and a display filled with decorated Christmas trees. The Way of Lights is open daily from 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. For information on other holiday lights, see Best Christmas Light Displays in the St. Louis Area.
November 22, 2013 - January 3, 2014
Our Lady of the Snows Shrine, Belleville, IL

Zootini '13

Zootini is a bit different this year. Instead of a cocktail party at the Zoo, the Young Zoo Friends are hosting a pub crawl in the nearby Dogtown neighborhood. The pub crawl includes Felix's Pizza Pub, Heavy Riff Brewing Company, Pat's Bar and Grill, and Tamm Avenue Grill. It ends with an after party at Seamus McDaniel's. The cost is $40 a person. Tickets are available in advance online or by calling 314-646-4771.
November 23, 2013
Dogtown neighborhood

Gardenland Express

Photo courtesy Missouri Botanical Garden

It's all aboard for some holiday fun at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Garden is kicking off its holiday season with its "Gardenland Express" annual flower and train show. The show features model trains that wind their way though a miniature landscape filled with winter scenes and surrounded by poinsettias and other flowering plants. The display is open daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 a person.
November 23, 2013 - January 5, 2014
Missouri Botanical Garden

Indian Market Days

Photo courtesy Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site

For holiday gifts you won't find at your local mall, head over to Cahokia Mounds during the annual Indian Market Days. Native American artists will be selling jewelry, clothing, pottery and more.
November 29 - 30, 2013
Cahokia Mounds, Collinsville, IL

Great River Road Run

The Great River Road Run is one way to burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories. You can choose a two mile or ten mile course. Each takes you along one of the most scenic roads in the St. Louis area. Registration is $35 in advance or $45 the day of the race. After the run, check out the top sites in Alton.
November 30, 2013
Alton, IL

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