Thanksgiving Day Parade

2020 Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade

Celebrating its 36th year, the 2020 Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade will step off at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 26 from 20th Street and Market Street and proceed east towards Broadway in Downtown St. Louis. The parade will be broadcast live on KMOV-TV Channel 4, awarded an Emmy for their production of the 2015 parade.

We expect over 130 parade units, including musical floats and displays, giant helium balloon figures, animal units, restored antique cars and firetrucks, and marching bands from around the St. Louis region. As always, Santa Claus will be present to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas at the end of the parade.

New this year, one lucky group will have the opportunity to ride with Santa! Click on the link to bid in our 2020 Charity Auction.

Parade Route

2019 Parade Route

Road Closures

2019 Road Closures

2019 Honorary Grand Marshals


Past Honorary Grand Marshals

Flint Fowler of Boys and Girls Clubsm (2019)
Dr. Frances Levine, President and CEO of the Missouri Historical Society. (2018)
Bobby Plager – St. Louis Blues (2017)
Michael M. Ward of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial (2017)
Timothy Good of the Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site (2017)
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Voss (2015)
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Voss (2014)
Mary Engelbreit (2013)
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Jeffrey Bonner (2012)
Harlem Globetrotters, Girl Scouts of America and Vincent Bommarito (2011)
Ernie Hays (2010)
Mike Shannon, Boys Scouts of America (2009)
Major Robert Behnken, NASA (2008)
Marjorie Failoni, Disney’s High School Musical (2007)
Major General Jack Waggoner, US Army (2006)
Taylor Twellman, Nikko Smith, Nancy Kerrigan (2005)

2019 Marching Bands

As part of the annual Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade, marching bands will be judged on music performance, marching and general effect.  Trophies for the top five bands will be awarded to the winners.  In addition, a trophy will be awarded to the Outstanding Percussion Section, Outstanding Drum Major and Outstanding Guard Unit. Come cheer them on!

Participating Bands in the 2019 Parade:

Belleville East High School Belleville, Illinois
Collinsville High School  Collinsville, Illinios
 Jennings High School  Jennings, Missouri
John Ford Pipe Band St. Louis, Missouri
Lindbergh High School St. Louis, Missouri
Mater Dei Catholic High School Breese, Illinois
McCluer South / Berkeley H.S. Ferguson, Missouri
Mehlville High School St. Louis, Missouri
Normandy High School St. Louis, Missouri
Northwest High School Cedar Hill, Missouri
Ritenour High School St. Louis, Missouri
St. Charles West High School St. Charles, Missouri
Winfield High School Winfield, Missouri