Holiday Events in St. Louis

Andrea Durway Posted by
Events Dec 2017

If you’ve already checked out the Garden Glow, Candy Cane Lane, or the Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights, and are looking for more things to do this winter holiday, here are some more events to get you into the spirit. Some are a little off the beaten path. Wishing you all the merries!

now thru Jan 1

Winterfest at the arch

Times vary daily at Kiener Plaza

The Gateway Arch Park Foundation and St. Louis Blues are teaming up again to bring an ice rink to downtown St. Louis! Winterfest at the Arch presented by Centene will remain open until January 1, 2018. for rink hours and info.

saturday dec 23

Pet photos with santa

2-5pm at Hammerstone’s in Soulard

Bring your fur babies to the heated and tented patio area of Hammerstone’s in Soulard this Satuday to get their pictures taken with Santa! You can pose in the pictures, too, if you want. They’ll be sharing all of the images on our Facebook. All you have to do is purchase food or drinks (or both), and get a line ticket. You can wait at a table until your number is called, however we would like to reserve the tables for guests wanting to eat lunch. Photos will be first come, first served. This is a complimentary photo session meant to be fun, and there are no guarantees that we will get everyone photographed- but they will do their best.

Holiday Cookie Party Pop-Up on Cherokee

10am-4pm at Red Guitar Bread

If you didn’t get around to baking any goodies this year, you can pick some up  some fresh baked goodness to put next to your tree from a few of the cities best local bakers, and donate a little holiday cheer to a wonderful local cause in the process! Portion of proceeds go to Feed The People! Garden Project.

Fourth annual festivus

2-5pm at Tick Tock Tavern

This year’s Festivus celebration at the Tick Tock will be the absolute bestivus with the addition of partners like Logboat Brewing Company and the Saint Louis Video Society, along with The Kettlebells of Holly featuring Kenny Kinds. The Tick Tock Festivus will include: noshing on meatloaf and black-and-white cookies, an airing of grievances, a selection of Festivus-related video presentations from the STLVS (along with the featurette “Everything is Terrible Holiday Special”), feats of strength (think: kettlebells and sixth barrels) and a Festivus pole.

saturday dec 30

Kawanza Celebration

noon-4pm at St. Louis Art Museum

Enjoy an afternoon of culture, performance, and tradition during the Museum’s annual Kwanzaa Celebration on Saturday, December 30 from noon to 4 pm. All events in The Farrell Auditorium, including free events, are ticketed. Tickets can be obtained at the Museum on December 30 and are subject to availability.

  • Zawadi (gift) art activity for children
  • Self-guided tour and scavenger hunt 2:00-3:30 pm
  • Kuumba Youth Performance Ensemble of Better Family Life
  • The Community Performance Ensemble of the Sunshine Cultural Arts Center
  • African-inspired refreshments following the performance

BestCellars Benefit for WeStories at The Novel Neighbor

7:30-11:30pm at the Novel Neighbor

Celebrate in style as we take you back to the 20’s in St. Louis. Sip prohibition cocktails crafted from Sauce Magazine’s contributor, Dee Ryan. Enjoy Gatsby inspired food by Subterranean Homemade Foods and dance to live Jazz music with Roya & The High Timers! Drink, eat, and dance the night away. Capture the night in our photo booth!

Purchase a ticket and receive a password to be admitted using our back alley entrance. Advance tickets required. $50 up to a week prior to event, $60 week of and at door. Portion of proceeds will benefit Tickets at BrownPaperTickets.


Family Friendly New Year’s Eve at Winterfest at the Arch

2-9pm at Kiener Plaza

Enjoy Family Friendly New Year’s Eve at Winterfest at the Arch! The rink will open at 2 pm for ice skating and you can bring your family for a day and evening of fun to ring in the New Year until 9:00 p.m. Festivities will include children’s characters, performers, giveaways an early New Year’s Eve countdown, fireworks at 9 pm, and more. Elsa and Olaf will skate and make photo opportunities!

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