14 Sensational Things to do in St. Louis in November

Last updated on November 12th, 2022 at 05:55 am.

The weather may be starting to cool down but the action is just starting to heat up in the St. Louis Area! Some of our favorite things to do in St. Louis in November involve Glow in the Dark Monster Trucks, Disney Musical Performances, and can’t-miss stand-up comedy. These are just some of the live entertainment and events in St. Louis this November.

Kick off the holiday season by watching the St. Louis Thanksgiving Day Parade or running in the annual Turkey Trot in St. Louis Forest Park. Or check out one of the festivals celebrating culture and art this month.

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14 Unique and Fun Events to Attend in St. Louis, MO in November 2022

Here are the best things to do in St. Louis in November 2022 (from a local).

1. Disney’s Frozen – Nov 2-13

Grab the kiddos and the Disney lovers in your life and head over the St. Louis’s iconic Fox Theatre to enjoy a live performance of  Disney’s Frozen! Watch this instant favorite come to life on the big stage as Elsa, Anna, Olaf, and your other favorite characters bring Frozen to life right in front of your eyes!

Show times and ticket prices vary, so visit the website to learn more!

Location: St. Louis Fox Theatre; 527 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103

2. Schlafly Full Moon Festival – Nov 5

Pumpkin keg

Bonfires, chili, and Schlafly beer is a great way to spend a Saturday night! Schlafly Full Moon Festival returns on November 5th from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM. This event will have six large bonfires, live music, a pig roast with hogs from local St. Louis area farmers, and a chili cook-off.

Plus, enjoy some of Schlafly’s famous brews including pumpkin ale, white lager, hard apple cider, coffee stout, and more. And the best part is that this event is free to attend! 

Location: Schlafly Bottleworks 7260 Southwest Ave, St. Louis, MO 63143

3. Hot Wheels Monster Truck Live – Nov 5

Hot Wheels® Glow Party
Photo Credit: Hot Wheels® Glow Party

Take a short drive across the Missouri River to St. Charles, MO, and experience the family fun that is Hot Wheels Monster Truck Live! Fans of all ages will be thrilled at this special event because this monster truck performance takes place in the dark!

That is right, you will get to watch and take part in all of the fun of a monster truck show with the added bonus of a glow party! These trucks will glow in the dark as they perform and wow the audience. Kid tickets start at $13 and adult tickets start at $28.

Location: St. Charles Family Arena; 2002 Arena Pkwy, St Charles, MO 63303

4. Astronomy Festival Telescope Viewings – Nov 5

Star gazing and night hiking are just some of the activities that you can enjoy from 6:30 pm 8:30 pm at the Astronomy Festival Telescope Viewings. Swing over the Tower Grove Parks West End Picnic area and use one of the telescopes provided by the St. Louis Astronomical Society and St. Louis Science Center.

Weather permitting you will be able to view Saturn and possibly Jupiter, along with stunning stars and a full moon. Then join the Missouri Department of Conservation for a night hike through the park. Bring snacks or a picnic to enjoy under the stars. This event is free to attend. 

Location: Tower Grove Park; West End 4490 Northwest DriveSt. Louis, MO, 63110

5. St. Louis Jewish Book Festival – Nov 6-13

Join in on the annual celebration of Jewish authors and ideas during the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival. Celebrating its 44th year this festival will feature topics and books from a wide range of interests including cooking, economics, sports, history, and much more.

This is the largest event of its kind in the country and will bring in more than 10,000 people. Don’t miss out! An all-access pass is $118, but you can buy individual tickets for specific events during the festival.

Location: 2 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis MO 

6. Member Speaker Series: Holiday Decorating – Nov 7

holiday floral design

Membership has its benefits! The Missouri Botanical Gardens is hosting a special event to help you get ready for the holiday season. This speaking session will feature demonstrations from local florists to teach you how to create the perfect holiday floral design! You will also be treated to the debut of this year’s Holiday Wreath Display and Auction.

There will be two sessions offered to members, one from 9:00 a.m. to noon and the second from noon to 3:00 p.m. You must register to attend and this event is free for members. 

Location: Missouri Botanical Gardens; 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

7. Holiday Zootique – Nov 11

Is there a better place to get a jump start on your holiday shopping than at the St. Louis Zoo? View booths and visit the Zoo’s gift shops to find one-of-a-kind gifts while supporting the Zoo’s conservation efforts at the annual Holiday Zootique.

Enjoy special discounts and merchandise and free gift wrapping! Drinks and yummy snacks and treats will be on hand. This event is free to attend.

Location: St. Louis Zoo; 1 Government Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110

8. Zoo Dunnit? A Mystery Dinner – Nov 12

It is time to use your amateur detective skills while supporting a great cause! Grab your magnifying glass and fedora and head over to the St. Louis Zoo for Zoo Dunnit?

A Mystery Dinner. This event puts a new twist on the classic murder mystery party which includes three acted1 events, with a three-course meal, and special prizes to be handed out at the end of the night. Build your own team of eight or come with a smaller group and be teamed up when you arrive. Tickets are $70 for zoo members and $75 for non-members.

Location: St. Louis Zoo; 1 Government Dr, St. Louis, MO 63110

9. Jay Leno and Jeff Foxworthy – Nov 18

Get ready to spend an evening laughing along with two comedy icons when Jay Leno and Jeff Foxworthy come to the Fox Theatre. You will not want to miss out on one of the most anticipated stand-up comedy events coming to the St. Louis area in November 2022. Tickets are expected to sell out fast and there is a limit of eight tickets per purchase. These ticket prices start at $60.50

Location: St. Louis Fox Theatre; 527 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103

10. St. Louis Mystic Fair – Nov 19-20

Mystic Fair in St. Louis

Want to know what the future has in store for you? Need something to boost your energy or provide extra healing? Then you will not want to miss this year’s, St. Louis Mystic Fair.

There will be tarot card readers, along with chakra and aura camera readers to help guide you. Healers, oracles, and spiritual guides will also be on hand. Visit booths with healing crystals, essential oils, jewelry, and much more! Daily admission tickets are $8 but children or under 12 are free.

Location: 12365 Saint Charles Rock Road

11. Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Gardens – Nov 19 – Jan 7

Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Gardens
Photo Credit: Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Gardens

Celebrate the season with over dazzling lights at the Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. This year is filled with fun new experiences and traditional favorites. Enjoy s’mores, festive drinks, and great photo opportunities that will delight all ages!

Private fire pits are available and reservation includes one-hour rental from 6–7 p.m. and private access to a fire pit area for up to 25 visitors.

You can also add a meal to your Garden Glow experience. This is $16 for adults and $10 for children ages 3–12.

Location: Missouri Botanical Gardens; 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

12. St. Louis Turkey Trot – Nov 24

Turkey Trot Thanksgiving Run
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Before you dig into your Thanksgiving Dinner, swing over to St. Louis’s Forest Park and take part in the annual St. Louis Turkey Trot! Whether you want to run or walk, take the long route a do the full 8k, or timeout early and just do the 5k, the St. Louis Turkey Trot is a fun tradition everyone should experience at least once.

There is a kids’ dash and all participants get a quarter zip or long-sleeve top, plus Strange Donuts will be waiting at the finish line! Tickets start at $37.99.

Location: St. Louis, Forest Park

13. St. Louis Thanksgiving Day Parade – Nov 24

STL Thanks for giving parade

A beloved St. Louis tradition returns! Bundle up and head down to the Union Station area and enjoy the St. Louis Thanksgiving Day Parade! View fun floats, visits from some of your kid’s favorite storybook characters, local bands, equestrian units, horses and carriages, and a visit from everyone’s favorite person, Santa Claus!

The parade starts at 8:45 a.m. and this family-friendly event is free to attend!

The parade will be broadcast live on KMOV-TV Channel 4.

Location: St Louis Union Station 1820 Market St, St. Louis, MO, 63103

14. The Illusionists – Nov 26

Get ready to kick off the holiday season with a magical performance by the Illusionists. This family-friendly event features some of the most amazing illusions you have ever seen. The acts performed by the Illusionists have helped make them break records when it comes to ticket sales and astonishing audiences. Ticket prices start at $39.50.

Location: St. Louis Fox Theatre; 527 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103

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Super fun things to do in St. Louis in November! Holiday lights, St. Louis Thanksgiving Day Parade, the annual Turkey Trot in St. Louis Forest Park and more.

Still wondering what to do in November? Check out our list of top things to do throughout Missouri in November!

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