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What to Do on Thanksgiving in St. Louis

Local Stores, Restaurants and Attractions Open on Thanksgiving Day


There's more to do in St. Louis on Thanksgiving Day that just eat turkey. Here are the local restaurants, stores and attractions that are open on Thanksgiving.


Whether you're looking for a casual dinner or an elegant meal, St. Louis restaurants are open to serve you. You can dine on pancakes at Uncle Bill's or a gourmet feast at the Ritz Carlton. For more, see my List of St. Louis Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving Day.

Holiday Shopping

More St. Louis area stores will be open on Thanksgiving Day this year including Macy's, Target, Toys R Us, Old Navy and more. St. Louis area malls like Mid Rivers and West County Center will also be open on Thanksgiving evening. For the complete list, see Store Hours for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Steinberg Skating Rink

After getting your fill of turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie, head over to Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park to work off some of those calories. The ice rink is open extended hours from 10 a.m. to midnight November 27 - 30, including Thanksgiving Day. Skating fees are $6 per person. Skates are also available to rent for $5.

Blueberry Hill

Blueberry Hill is a St. Louis favorite on the Delmar Loop. This restaurant and nightclub is open every day of the year including Thanksgiving. If you're looking for a place to hang out and have a few beers, this is it. Blueberry Hill serves a full menu from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and a late night menu after 9 p.m.

Movie Theatres

Thanksgiving night is a popular time to go to the movies. After a big meal, sometimes it's best to just sit for a while. St. Louis area theaters, including AMC and Wehrenberg, are open on Thanksgiving.


Poker, Blackjack, Slots. Whatever your game, you can play it on Thanksgiving. Local casinos including Lumiere Place, Harrah's and Ameristar are open for anyone wanting to try their luck.
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