18 Things To Do This January in St. Louis

Tuesday December 31, 2019

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

St. Louis Aquarium | Now Open

The highly anticipated 120,000 square-foot aquarium is now open! Home to 13,000 aquatic animals, including sea otters named Thatcher, Sawyer and Finn, the celebrated rare blue lobster from Boston, Lord Stanley and so much more. In addition to the St. Louis Aquarium visitors can also visit the St. Louis Wheel (a 200-foot high observation wheel with 42 climate-controlled gondolas), a ropes course, a carousel, 18-hole miniature golf course and an interactive mirror maze.

Build-A-Bear Workshop Grand Opening | January 4

Build-A-Bear World Bearquarters store is opening a new store across from the St. Louis Aquarium, The St. Louis Wheel, and all of the fun attractions at Union Station! Visit the new store at 415 S 18th St.starting at 10 a.m. for free activities, photo ops, mascot appearances and prize drawings. The first 50 Guests get a FREE Lil’ Cub teddy bear!

Hidden Valley | Open through February

Winter fun is minutes away. Enjoy skiing, snowboarding or snow tubing in Polar Plunge Tubing area. Lighted trails. Day, evening, weekend midnight sessions.

Gateway Arch 

From the thrilling views to the amazing stories, a visit to the Gateway Arch is an experience that never fails to inspire. Attractions include the Tram Ride to the Top of the Gateway Arch, the all new Museum at the Gateway Arch, and cruises aboard the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch.

Alton Audubon Eagle Ice Festival | January 4

Kick off the eagle season at the highly-anticipated annual Alton Audubon Eagle Ice Festival. This free, family-friendly event takes place in the Alton Visitor Center where you can see a live American bald eagle up close, let the kids enjoy cold weather games including Ice Putt Putt Golf, Ice sculptures and more.

Schlafly Cabin Fever | January 11

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.

Mardi Gras Family Winter Carnival | January 11

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!

Monster Energy AMA Supercross | January 11 – 12

They’ll leave it all on the track when Monster Energy AMA Supercross invades the The Dome at America’s Center. Race fans will not want to miss the intense action as these amazing riders jump and fly across a dirt obstacle course specifically designed to test their metal and help crown a champion.

St. Louis Cardinals Winter Warm Up | January 18 – 20

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.

Loop Ice Carnival | January 18 – 19

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.

Eagle Days at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge | January 18 – 19

Eagle lovers of all ages are invited to the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge 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.

Monster Jam | January 18 – 19

Get ready for Monster Jam, a night of thrills, spills and high-powered racing action at the The Dome at America’s Center. You’ll be on the edge of your seat as these massive machines and their full-throttle drivers push it to the edge and beyond.

2020 NHL Fan Fair™ | January 23 – 26

Don’t miss the NHL Fan Fair™ – the official fan festival of the 2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend! Hockey fans of all ages will enjoy family-friendly interactive games, special appearances, trophy and memorabilia displays (including the Stanley Cup), live broadcasts and dozens of other fun activities. All attractions will be included with the price of admission.

St. Louis Auto Show | January 23 – 26

The largest automobile event in the St. Louis area, the Saint Louis Auto Show 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, Motorcycles and Custom Bikes Million Dollar Mile, Kid Zone, Indoor Zipline and Live drift demos

2020 Honda NHL® All-Star Weekend | January 24 – 25

The National Hockey League and the Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues are bringing the 2020 NHL® All-Star Weekend to St. Louis (Jan. 24-25). The game’s biggest names and brightest stars will converge to take a break from the intensity of the regular season and showcase the greatest talent across the League.

6th Annual Maplewood Sweet Tooth Tour | January 25

Discover the sweeter side of Maplewood. Enjoy an afternoon walking through Historic Downtown Maplewood while indulging in samples of hand-crafted sweets from our restaurants and food purveyors.

Wolpertinger 2020 | January 26

Wolpertinger* is Urban Chestnut Brewing Company’s annual, anniversary beer festival celebrating the spirit & community of craft brewers in and around the St. Louis community. The festival features an UCVC limited release, anniversary, brew 45+ local breweries, live music, and more

Jersey Boys | January 30 – February 2

They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard… and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that has made them an international sensation all over again.

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