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Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade

Celebrating its 29th year, the 2013 Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade will step off at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 28 from the corner of Washington Avenue and Fourth Street in downtown St. Louis.  The parade will be broadcast live on KMOV-TV Channel 4’s “Great Day St. Louis.”

We are honored to have Mary Engelbreit, world renowned graphic artist and illustrator, as our Honorary Grand Marshal.   In addition, we expect over 130 parade units, such as musical floats and displays, giant helium balloon figures, animal units and marching bands from around the St. Louis region.  As always, Santa Claus will be present to wish everyone a Merry Christmas at the end of the parade.

As a Christmas in St. Louis partner, the St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission’s (CVC) Holiday Magic team will once again participate in this year’s parade.  The Holiday Magic mascot, Snowflake, will also be on hand. 

The annual Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade is hosted by Christmas in St. Louis along with presenting sponsor Ameren Missouri and the City of St. Louis. 

Click here for a map of the parade route.




Special thanks to the National Park Service and the Old Courthouse for hosting our parade VIP reception.  Make sure to visit al the Holiday events at the Old Courthouse this year! For a complete listing visit their website here:
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2013 Parade

29th Annual Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade
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Holiday Happenings



  • 33 states were represented by athletes; winning male from Minneapolis; winning female from Austin.
  • 1,333 finishers·  $1,500 donated through the online registration to Operation Food Search.
  • Over a thousand pounds of canned goods donated.
  • 200 pairs of awesome Brooks socks given out for beating the Turkey.
  • All athletes traversed 12,884 feet of the Eads bridge 88 feet above the fourth longest river in the world, the mighty Mississippi.