Winterfest at Kiener Plaza in Downtown St. Louis.

Holiday Traditions

Enjoy the Holiday in St. Louis

Experience the most wonderful time of the year in St. Louis. Whether you want to sled down Art Hill in Forest Park, ice skate beneath the Gateway Arch at Winterfest or ride in a horse-drawn sleigh through the Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park, we have magical and memorable activities for all. Plus, local makers, small businesses and shopping centers offer everything from books and jewelry to gourmet chocolate and gooey butter cake to check off your holiday gift list and satisfy your sweet tooth.

Holiday Fun

St. Louis offers an abundance of holiday magic, beginning with the Ameren Missouri Festival of Lights and ending with spectacular New Year’s Eve celebrations. From parades to train rides and live entertainment to light displays, here are the best events for holiday fun in St. Louis.

Ice skaters enjoy Winterfest at the Gateway Arch in Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis

Holiday Lights

If you’re like us, twinkling lights have a way of putting you in the holiday spirit. So, gather your loved ones, bundle up and meander through these festive light displays in St. Louis.

Holiday Cocktails

Feeling festive? Toast the season with these over-the-top, limited-edition holiday cocktails, available at top-notch hotels, restaurants and bars in St. Louis.

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Holiday Gifts

St. Louis is a creative hub, and our local makers and small businesses make holiday shopping more meaningful, memorable and fun! Check out our St. Louis gift guide to find the perfect present for everyone on your list. Most of these one-of-a-kind items are available in stores and online.

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Holiday Sweets

Whether you want to shorten your to-do list or surprise your holiday hosts, let St. Louis bakers and makers take care of dessert with handcrafted ice cream, gooey butter cake, small-batch truffles, salted caramels and seasonal cupcakes. Even if you’re not in the area, you can still indulge in local delights by ordering online.

Sweet Treats from St. Louis_Clementine's Naughty & Nice Creamery

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