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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, is 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!


Enjoy Winterfest from the warmth of the Igloo Village in Kiener Plaza! Reserve your private, upscale heated igloo which includes:

  • Stylish, comfortable seating for up to 4 people in a heated personal space.
  • $32 Cocktail credit for cocktail service in your igloo provided by the Winterfest Café.
  • 4 Winterfest Ice Rink Skate rentals.
  • Locker rental.
  • A picture-perfect photo opp with beautiful views of the Gateway Arch!
  • Free Parking at Kiener West Garage (1 car per reservation).

Tickets for Winterfest Igloos will be available in October.

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.

S'mores kits will be available for purchase on-site. Vegan s'mores kits available upon request.

Food and Drink

We're excited to announce that this year's Winterfest will feature a fantastic lineup of local food trucks, bringing your favorite eats to your favorite winter celebration!

Enjoy cuisine from The Little Busy B Food TrailerTreauX's Cajun BBQ, and Wok-O Taco.

Plus, Pour Decisions returns to Winterfest with signature cocktails, hot cocoa, and a selection of non-alcoholic beverages.

One Nation Day

Saturday, Dec. 2 | 2 to 6 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!

Friday Carol-oke

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

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!

Host Your Event at Winterfest

Experience unforgettable moments with private events at Winterfest in St. Louis!

Don't miss the opportunity to host an extraordinary event at Winterfest in St. Louis. Whether you're planning a small, intimate gathering or a grand celebration, our private event spaces can accommodate your needs. Contact us today to start planning your magical winter event that will leave your guests with memories they'll treasure for a lifetime.

Contact to learn more.


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