Holiday

Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade

When: Thu., Nov. 26, 8:45 a.m. 2015

The Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade, a St. Louis holiday tradition, returns after taking last year off. The early-morning procession starts 8:45 a.m. today at Seventh and Market streets (www.christmasinstlouis.org) and then heads west, and comprises more than 130 units. You'll see floats, vintage cars, fire trucks, gargantuan helium balloon figures and a dozen high school marching bands. The Bellville East High School band has taken the top prize in five of the past six parades — can they do it again, or will a new band march to victory? As always, the parade ends with a visit from Santa Claus.

Rob Levy

Price: free admission