What to do in St. Louis for the 2022 Holiday Season

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Scroll down for a list of activities going on in the Greater St. Louis Area.

There are lots of pop-up bars and action at Union Station you will want to know about:

This season the Train Shed restaurant at St. Louis Union Station is transformed into Sleigh Shed, a glittering holiday destination with creative cocktails and delicious dining.

Gather your friends and experience a wonderland of whimsy, decorated from top to bottom with the bling and baubles of the season. Sleigh Shed is ready for its close up on your Insta page.

The holiday hot spot at Union Station opens on November 4 and continues through New Year’s Eve. Sleigh Shed will be open Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Sleigh Shed is located at St. Louis Union Station alongside the lake where holiday fire and light shows set to music will play throughout the day and evening. Guests can enjoy the other yuletide offerings at St. Louis Union Station, including rides on the 200-foot-tall St. Louis Wheel, visits to the St. Louis Aquarium, a holiday market in the outdoor plaza and tickets to The Polar Express Train Ride — a beloved holiday tradition.

The celebration can continue through the night with lodging at the historic St. Louis Union Station Hotel, a Curio Collection by Hilton. More hotel and attraction information and links are at www.stlouisunionstation.com.

No reservations are accepted at Sleigh Shed. Private dining experiences are available for groups of 10 or more. Contact info@trainshed-stl.com for group arrangements.

In addition to the festive cocktails, a full lunch and dinner menu also is available at Sleigh Shed through the season.

Learn more at www.Trainshed-STL.com. Follow the holiday fun on social media @trainshed-stl.

Pop-up isn’t a favorite for any baseball fan unless it’s a pop-up bar. A seasonal favorite in Cardinal Nation where pop-up bars are welcoming all baseball fans to sip and toast the holidays once again at what’s become some iconic libation venues.

Three Sixty at the top of the St. Louis Hilton at the Ballpark has once again rolled out its “Up On The Rooftop” popup experience. Open now and will continue through December 30, features creative crafted cocktails to sip while taking in breathtaking views of downtown and Busch Stadium.

One of the Rooftop’s perineum places to perch and imbibe is its 360-snow globe creation perched 400 feet over the St. Louis skyline with extreme holiday decor inside and great views of the glowing Gateway Arch and downtown holiday lights.

Enjoy special seasonal cocktails — both hot and not — guaranteed to warm your Christmas stockings. Includes Three Sixty’s Pa Rum Pum Pum Punch made with Hamilton White Rum, Hamilton Zombie Rum, papaya, pineapple and Liber & Co. Grenadine.

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Misfit Holiday Bar is calling all misfits! From the window to the wall, City Museum has holiday cheer for all. Come explore the island of misfit toys located in the century-old cabin, once owned by the Daniel Boone family. Get a photo with the 8-foot-tall Bumble abominable snowman, along with other Instagrammable photo ops. Fill up on seasonal cocktails and roast s’mores by the fire under the mystifying skies of MonstroCity. The Misfit Holiday Bar is open November 25 through December.

Dasher’s Drive Bar at PowerPlex is an Interactive Christmas pop-up bar in St. Louis, and the group to the left are celebrating at Dasher’s

The immersive experience includes themed cocktails and snacks, Christmas classics playing on the state-of-the-art sound system and wall-to-wall Christmas decor.

Dasher’s Dive Bar guests will get a welcome cocktail, served appetizers, a picture with Santa and live entertainment. The host will emcee Christmas game shows, karaoke and comedy. Dasher’s Dive Bar is open Fridays and Saturdays from November 25 through December 23. Tickets are $19.95.

Chalet Pop-Up Bar at Chalet Room, Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton has been transformed into a winter Chalet, styled to evoke the spirit of a European ski holiday. Just look at a sample the tasty libations they have at the Chalet Pop-Up Bar in the photo, left. With decor charming in nature with cozy luxury in mind, guests can gather under wood pergolas with group seating with fire pits and blankets, twinkle lights, heat lamps, and more. Chalet visitors can also choose to try their hand at one of the world’s most famous winter sports by renting the hotel’s temporary curling rink. The rink is available to rent by the hour for $50 and can be booked in advance.

There will be a specialty menu at The Chalet with bites available for purchase such as Baked Brie and Pork Belly Brochette, which can be enjoyed alongside warm cocktails such as Mulled Wine, Bourbon Hot Toddy and Smoked Hot Chocolate, and more. The Chalet Pop Up Bar will be open to the public every Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. In addition, Apres Ski Experience is also available for larger private events and parties. This package includes rental of the indoor Chalet, private use of the curling rink, a private bartender, plus a specialized menu

Original Article

About this time of year, the phrase “the holidays” refers to pretty much the entire time from Thanksgiving week through New Year’s Day. Don’t expect  to get much done if in the corporate world during that time (“I’ll get back to you after the holidays”)  but with a little planning, you can expect a lot of family fun in the personal world. We do hope you take the time out to attend some of the events being held around the Greater St. Louis area. If you have any other items for us to add, please email us: stlsportspage@gmail.com.

Check ExploreStLouis.com for the latest. Many of these items were taken from that website so check it out for more.

 

Here are the dates for the upcoming holidays:

Thanksgiving Nov. 25

Hanukkah- Dec. 18-26

Christmas Eve- Dec. 24

Christmas Day- Dec. 25

Kwanza- Monday Dec. 26-Sun. Jan. 1

New Years Eve- Dec. 31

New Years Day- Jan. 1 2023


Ameren’s Thanks-For-Giving Parade

November 24

Celebrating its 38th year, the 2022 Ameren Thanks-For-Giving Parade will feature more than 120 parade units, including musical floats and displays, dance groups, drumlines and marching bands from the St. Louis region. As always, Santa Claus will attend the festivities to wish everyone a happy holiday season, and this year, special guest Nikki Glaser will sing The Star-Spangled Banner.

 

Holiday Shows

Nov. 26
The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays

THE FABULOUS FOX THEATRE

$40 – $100

NOVEMBER 26, 4:00 PM

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Nov. 30

Thanksgiving Soul Jam

STIFEL THEATRE

$56 – $196

NOVEMBER 30, 8:00 PM

 

Dec. 2

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra – Handel’s Messiah

POWELL SYMPHONY HALL

$15 – $93

DECEMBER 2, 7:30 PM

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Dec. 2

93.7 The Bull’s Santa Jam

STIFEL THEATRE

$39 – $193

DECEMBER 2, 7:30 PM

 

What’s Showing at the Fabulous Fox for the Holidays?

https://www.fabulousfox.com/events

 

Dec. 9  7:30

Amy Grant/ Michael W. Smith Holiday Concert

Fox Theatre

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Dec. 11

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Fox Theatre

https://www.fabulousfox.com/events/detail/rudolph

 

Dec. 14- Beach Boys Christmas

Fox Theatre

https://www.fabulousfox.com/events/detail/beach-boys

 

Dec. 15- Prairie Home Companion Christmas with Garrison Keillor

Fox Theatre

 

Dec. 16, 17 Circque Dreams Holidaze

Fox Theatre

 

Dec. 18- Nutcracker

Fox Theatre

 

Dec. 20- Elf

Fox Theatre

 

Ongoing things in St. Louis

Polar Express at Unon Station

Real train rides — a St. Louis holiday tradition — are rolling to the North Pole again to tell the magical story of a boy’s search for the real meaning of Christmas. The train rides begin at St. Louis Union Station on November 18 and continue through December 30, 2022.

For more information: https://stlsportspage.com/2022/09/08/polar-express-tickets-available-now-for-2022-season-at-union-station/

 

The Sleigh Shed Pop-Up Bar
The holiday hot spot at Union Station opens on November 4 and continues through New Year’s Eve. Sleigh Shed will be open Sundays through Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

For more information: https://stlsportspage.com/2022/11/04/sleigh-shed-holiday-cocktails-pop-up-experience-opens-at-stl-union-station/

 

South County Baptist Church Light Up the Night Free Community Festival

Dec. 9, 10 and 16, 17 from 5p.m. to 8:30 p.m.- Hayrides, fire pits, crafts, gifts, Petting Zoo, Hot chocolate and Santa with his elves!

 

In Nearby Washington MO:

Drive through Festival of Trees

Saturdays and Sundays in December

 

St. Louis Riverfront Cruise

GATEWAY ARCH RIVERBOATS

 

$14 – $24

NOVEMBER 25, 12:00 PM TO 1:45 PM

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Take a load off and take in the views on a relaxing daytime cruise that shows St. Louis from the river that built it

 

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride

  1. LOUIS UNION STATION

 

$35 – $95

NOVEMBER 25, 4:30 PM TO 8:30 PM

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Visitors to St. Louis this holiday season can book a side trip that’s bound to create a Christmas memory they will treasure forever–a… Read More 

FAMILY FRIENDLYHOLIDAY FUN

 

U.S. Bank Wild Lights

SAINT LOUIS ZOO

 

$11 – $16

NOVEMBER 25, 5:00 PM TO 8:30 PM

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Jingle Bears! Jingle Bears! The U.S. Bank Wild Lights is back at the Saint Louis Zoo. The highly anticipated holiday light display will be… Read More 

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Garden Glow

MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN

 

$3 – $22

NOVEMBER 25, 5:00 PM TO 10:00 PM

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Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden dazzles visitors with its exquisite light displays year after year.   Celebrate the… Read More 

FAMILY FRIENDLYFESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTSHOLIDAY FUN

 

Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park

TILLES PARK

 

$8 – $160

NOVEMBER 25, 5:30 PM TO 9:30 PM

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Whether you’re starting a new holiday tradition or continuing a favorite one, the 37th Annual Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park is worth a… Read More 

FAMILY FRIENDLYFESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTSHOLIDAY FUN

 

 

Saint Charles Christmas Traditions®

HISTORIC ST. CHARLES

FREE

NOVEMBER 25, 6:00 PM TO 9:00 PM

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Meet the Legends of Christmas, Santas from Around the World, Global Gift Givers, & Carolers that will transport your imagination into… Read More 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENTFAMILY FRIENDLYFESTIVALS & SPECIAL EVENTSHOLIDAY FUN

 

 

St. Louis Riverfront Cruise

GATEWAY ARCH RIVERBOATS

 

$14 – $24

NOVEMBER 25, 12:00 PM TO 1:45 PM

|RECURRING EVENT (SEE ALL)

Take a load off and take in the views on a relaxing daytime cruise that shows St. Louis from the river that built it. Narrated by the… Read More 

 

A Christmas Carol – Repertory Theatre St. Louis

LORETTO-HILTON CENTER

$23 – $92

 

The Nutcracker – St. Louis Ballet

THE TOUHILL PERFORMING ARTS CENTER

 

$31 – $79

NOVEMBER 26, 2:30 PM

|RECURRING EVENT (SEE ALL)

 

Portable North Pole App

The Portable North Pole App the #1 Santa app on the Apple App Store and Google Play providing personalized messages straight from the North Pole. Now in its 15th season, Portable North Pole has become a modern family tradition offering a variety of packages featuring unique digital experiences and video messages from Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus, and other characters. Available in English, French, Spanish, and Italian, videos can be personalized with the recipient’s name, photo, the gift currently at the top of their list, and more.

There are options for children, teens and adults ranging from single or recurring videos and calls from the big man himself, plus bedtime stories, elf dance tutorials, and much more. In less than three minutes, you can create a variety of custom messages and a lasting holiday tradition sure to keep the magic of Christmas bright. Users can experience the magic with a free trial experience or purchase one of the app’s various premium packages that range from $5.99 to $39.99 USD.  CLICK HERE.

 

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