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November 18 - December 31 | Kiener Plaza
Fridays: 4 - 8 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: 12 - 8 p.m.
December 26 - 31: Daily, 12 - 8 p.m.

Kiener Plaza

Gateway Arch Park Foundation's Winterfest is back for its eighth year from Nov. 18 through Dec. 31, in Kiener Plaza!

Winterfest, presented by Bank of America and World Wide Technology, will be bringing back all the fan favorites, including ice skating, s'mores stations and igloos underneath 100,000 twinkling lights in the shadow of the Gateway Arch. This six-week winter celebration will also showcase exciting events like St. Louis Blues-sponsored 3-on-3 hockey tournaments, visits from princesses and superheroes, and a family friendly New Year's Eve fireworks spectacular.

We are so excited to celebrate the winter season with you all again this year! Tickets for skate rentals, heated igloos and s'mores stations will be availalbe in October.

Gateway Arch Park Foundation is the official philanthropic partner and conservancy for Gateway Arch National Park. We host Winterfest as part of our mission to serve the St. Louis community through programs that bring the park and its surrounding areas in Downtown St. Louis to life. By offering safe, affordable, innovative and family-friendly events, we invite St. Louisans and visitors alike to make new memories under the Arch and join us in invigorating the jewel of our City to ensure it remains a destination of choice for generations to come.

Winterfest 5K presented by Caleres

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023

The Winterfest 5K presented by Caleres is back for its third annual year, kicking off the Winterfest season in Kiener Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 18! It's accompanied by a one-mile Kids Fun Run, supported by Famous Footwear.

Register Today!

Ameren Missouri Festival of Lights

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2023

Winterfest officially kicks off with the Ameren Missouri Festival of Lights on November 18, ushering  in the holiday season in St. Louis with the lighting of The Salvation Army tree of lights.

Ice Rink

This holiday season, ice skate in the shadow of the Arch at the Winterfest Ice Rink in Kiener Plaza!


Experience Winterfest the deluxe way! Reserve a heated igloo for 1.5 hours and stay warm while enjoying the holiday magic in Kiener Plaza.

Igloos can seat up to four people. Add-on packages will be available.

Stay tuned for more information!

Winterfest S'mores

S'more ways to have fun at Winterfest!

Purchase a Winterfest Campfire Kit ($15) for everything you need to make up to four s'mores, as well as access to one of our four marshmallow toasting fire pits.

Pre-purchasing s’mores kits online is recommended, though some kits will be available for purchase on-site.

Vegan s'mores kits available upon request.

One Nation Day

Saturday, Dec. 2 | 12 to 4 p.m.

Winterfest's One Nation Day brings together St. Louis cultures, sports teams, and local retailers to celebrate the best of St. Louis!

Princesses and Superheroes – Meet & Greet

Join popular princesses and superheroes on the ice! Characters will also be available for photos.

St. Louis Blues at Winterfest

Gateway Arch Park Foundation is proud to partner with the St. Louis Blues to produce Winterfest!

Courtesy of the Blues, kids skate free every Friday!

The Blues will also host the following events that Winterfest guests can check out:

Friday Caroloke

Each Friday in December will offer holiday-themed karaoke! Bring your friends and family down to sing your favorite holiday songs.

Learn to Skate USA SkateFest

Learn to Skate USA SkateFests offer free ice skating lessons to skaters of all ages and skill levels. This SkateFest will feature two lesson times. Each lesson time includes a 30-minute group lesson followed by practice time and a group photo. Once the lesson is complete, skaters are welcome to stay on the ice and practice for the remainder of the session. 

New Year's Eve 'Neon Nights' Celebration and Fireworks

Sunday, Dec. 31 | 4-8 p.m.
Fireworks start at 8 p.m.

Our New Year's Eve "Neon Nights" celebration is a family-friendly way to ring in the new year! Enjoy a DJ, fire dancers, princesses and superheroes, party favors and a deluxe photo experience, topped off by a fireworks spectacular with monumental Arch views!


Presenting Sponsors

Bank Of America
World Wide Technology

Festival of Lights

Ameren Missouri

Rink Sponsor

Ameren Missouri

Lighted Vignettes



Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark

Friend of Winterfest

Tarlton Corporation