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November 19th - January 1st | Kiener Plaza
Fridays: 4 - 8 p.m.
Saturdays & Sundays: 12 - 8 p.m.

Kiener Plaza

UPDATE, DEC. 20 - In light of the extreme cold and snow in the forecast for the coming weekend, Gateway Arch Park Foundation will close Winterfest on Friday, Dec. 23 and Saturday, Dec. 24, to ensure safety for guests and staff. Winterfest will reopen to the public for its extended holiday week on Monday, Dec. 26, from 12-8 p.m.


Gateway Arch Park Foundation's Winterfest is back for its seventh year from Nov. 19 through Jan. 1, 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.

Certain Winterfest weekends will include St. Louis Blues-sponsored 3-on-3 hockey tournaments and a hockey lesson, visits from princesses and superheroes, and a family friendly New Year's Eve fireworks spectacular.

And One Nation Day on Dec. 3 will showcase the best of St. Louis – not just our sports teams, but our cultures interwoven into the fabric of St. Louis, along with some of our region’s favorite retail vendors for a special Winter Market, in partnership with Greater St. Louis, Inc.

The Winterfest Cafe features Chef Juwan Rice of JR’s Gourmet, this year with a whole new menu, including handcrafted pastries and a deluxe line of hot cocoa beverages and cocktails in collaboration with Pour Decisions STL.

Tickets for skate rentals, heated igloos and s'mores stations are on sale at the links below!

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.


Ice Rink

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

Purchase skate rentals today!


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. Reservations include:

  • $50 food credit to the Winterfest Cafe featuring JR's Gourmet, with separate food service just for igloo guests
  • Parking pass for one vehicle at Kiener West Garage, courtesy of Interpark
  • Up to four skate rentals - good for whole day
  • One locker rental

Add-on packages are available and listed below.

Reserve your igloo today!

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.

Purchase your S'mores Campfire Kit today!

Winterfest Cafe featuring JR's Gourmet

Gateway Arch Park Foundation is thrilled to welcome back celebrity chef Juwan Rice (JR) of JR's Gourmet as our exclusive catering partner for the Winterfest Cafe for the second year.

View the menu

Princesses and Superheroes – Meet & Greet

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

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

Saturday, 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!

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 and daily during our extended holiday week (Dec. 26-Jan. 1)!

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

Festive Fridays

Each Friday in December will offer a unique holiday theme, drink specials at the Winterfest Cafe, and an emcee for guests to enjoy.

Pride Night at Winterfest

Join us at Winterfest to celebrate the St. Louis LGBTQ+ community with fun around the rink including Happy Hour at the Winterfest Café from 4-8 p.m. and $2 off skate rentals.

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. 

Private Events at Winterfest

Host your holiday party at the “Rink” by Winterfest! Private, all-access Winterfest experience including ice rink, skate rentals, and food and beverage* (additional costs may be incurred). Reservations are available select Thursdays in November and December.

RESERVATIONS: Contact to learn more.

One Nation Day

Saturday, Dec. 3 | 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!

Winter Market

Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4
12-8 p.m.

Where else can you ice skate, roast s'mores AND do some holiday shopping? 

As part of our One Nation Day on Dec. 3 that celebrates the best of St. Louis, Winterfest will host an array of local vendors for a sparkling Winter Market, in partnership with Greater St. Louis, Inc. 

The Market will continue Sunday, Dec. 4, for another day to shop local!

This year's lineup will include Series Six, Freedom and the Moon, STL ArtWorks, Abigail's Boutique, Arch Apparel, Collections by Joya, The Good Life Candle Co., Truly Melanin, Dishin with the Cheese, St. Louis Candle Co., Lotti's Sweets, The Popcorn Bar, The Art Doll and more! Stay tuned for updates, and plan to shop #STLMade this season!

Winterfest 5K presented by Caleres

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022

The Winterfest 5K presented by Caleres is back for its second annual year, kicking off the Winterfest season in Kiener Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 19! It's accompanied by a one-mile Kids Fun Run, supported by Famous Footwear.


Presenting Sponsors

Bank Of America
World Wide Technology

Winter Market

Greater STL Inc.

Rink Sponsors

Sansone Group
St. Louis Blues

Lighted Vignettes

Rubin Brown

Appreciation Days

Hyatt Regency at the Arch
Union Station

Official Radio Partners


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