12 Events Happening in St. Louis this January

Monday January 1, 2018

Kick off the New Year with an amazing lineup of events in St. Louis this January.

St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm Up | January 13 – 15

Baseball fans can see their favorite Cardinals players at the annual Winter Warm-Up. The three day event includes autograph sessions, baseball clinics and a sports memorabilia show. Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for children ages five to 15. Children younger than five get in free. Money from the event goes to Cardinals Care, the team’s charity to help children in the community.

STL Motorcycle Show | January 13 – 14

Motorcycle enthusiasts from across the region will be rolling into The Dome at America’s Center or the STL Motorcycle Show, where hundreds of new bikes will be on display, including stunt performances.

Kinky Boots | January 13 – 14

Kinky Boots is Broadway’s huge-hearted, high-heeled hit! Coming to the Peabody Opera House with songs by Grammy® and Tony® winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper, this joyous musical celebration is about the friendships we discover, and the belief that you can change the world when you change your mind. Inspired by true events, KINKY BOOTS takes you from a gentlemen’s shoe factory in Northampton to the glamorous catwalks of Milan.

Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge | January 13 – 14

Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge on January 13 and 14 to watch eagles fishing, riding the ice floes, soaring overhead or roosting in nearby trees. Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers.

Loop Ice Carnival | January 13 – 14

Celebrate the winter season at the Loop Ice Carnival in University City.  This family friendly event heats up with dozens of great activities like game booths, a temporary tattoo scavenger hunt, ice slides, ice carving demonstrations and more. If your not interested in the Loop Ice Carnival The Loop is also the home of some great venues like The Pageant and Blueberry Hill. You can also enjoy the St. Louis Walk of Fame dedicated to famous St. Louisans like Chuck Berry and Nelly.

Schlafly Cabin Fever | January 13

Embrace winter with Schlafly’s annual outdoor Cabin Fever Festival at the Bottleworks! Sample from 40 of Schlafly’s favorite styles ranging from seasonals to year rounds to high gravity winter warmers.

The School of Rock | January 16 – 28

Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical at the Fox Theatre follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from Andrew Lloyd Webber, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage.

Mardi Gras Family Winter Carnival | January 20

This free, family-friendly event will keep the kids busy with bounce houses, storytime, fire trucks, and police vehicles. Kids can also check out fun interactive displays provided by local artists and organizations. The whole family can pick out festive crowns, masquerade masks, and face paint to get in the Mardi Gras spirit!

St. Louis Auto Show | January 25 – 28

The largest automobile event in the St. Louis area, the Saint Louis Auto Show fueled by Phillips 66 features more than 500 new cars, trucks, SUVs and luxury vehicles from over 25 manufacturers all under one roof.  Auto Show goers can also enjoy Pistons & Pearls, Million Dollar Mile, Kid Zone, Gateway Kartplex Go Karts and Live drift demos

 Shen Yun | January 26 – 27

This epic production of Shen Yun at the Peabody Opera House immerses you in stories reaching back to the most distant past. You’ll explore realms even beyond our visible world. Featuring one of the world’s oldest art forms— classical Chinese dance—along with patented scenographical effects and all-original orchestral works, Shen Yun opens a portal to a civilization of enchanting beauty and enlightening wisdom.

5th Annual Maplewood Sweet Tooth Tour | January 27

Outdoor, self-guided culinary tour (with an emphasis on the sweet, not the savory) includes stops at 15 locations throughout historic downtown Maplewood.

St. Louis Mardi Gras: Cajun Cook-Off | January 27

Learn the secrets of Cajun cooking from the best chefs in St. Louis!

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