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Kiener Plaza
November 20th - January 2nd
Friday 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Kiener Plaza

UPDATE [Dec. 31, 2021]: REMAINDER OF WINTERFEST CANCELED 

After careful consideration regarding the health and safety of everyone on our team – our guests, our employees and our exhibitors – we have made the difficult decision to cancel the remainder of 2021 Winterfest season, including the New Year’s Eve celebration and all activities.

Following guidance from the St. Louis City Health Department and the St. Louis Regional Pandemic Task Force amid increased and overwhelming concerns about the COVID-19 virus, we felt this was the best way to proceed during such an unprecedented global situation. We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event for our guests and supporters. But we know it’s the right decision based on the information we have today.

Our team will be reaching out directly to exhibitors and attendees with information about providing full refunds.

We thank everyone who supported Winterfest this year. We look forward to bringing you Winterfest 2022 as a bigger, brighter festival.

Have a healthy and happy New Year!

Gateway Arch Park Foundation

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Gateway Arch Park Foundation is thrilled to bring back Winterfest presented by Bank of America and World Wide Technology, produced in partnership with the St. Louis Blues.

Winterfest is one of St. Louis' favorite winter traditions and this year is bigger, brighter and better than ever!

From November 20 to January 2, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, celebrate the magic of the season in Downtown St. Louis with ice skating, holiday lights and music, cozy igloos, Winterfest Night Markets, a New Year's Eve celebration and so much more! We can't wait to see you there!

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Winterfest IS OPEN on Christmas Day with modified hours (2-8 p.m.) and is open DAILY with extended holiday hours Dec. 27-31 (12-8 p.m.).

Winterfest closes for the season at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022. 

**Winterfest is a rain or shine event! (Rain is not considered inclement weather.)

Ice Rink

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

Rent Skates

Winterfest S'mores Stations

This year's Winterfest has even s'more ways to have fun!

With the purchase of a Winterfest Campfire Kit, four fire pits are available for marshmallow toasting. Pre-purchasing s’mores kits online is recommended, though some kits will be available for purchase on-site.

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JR's Gourmet at the Winterfest Cafe

Gateway Arch Park Foundation is thrilled to welcome rising star Chef Juwan Rice (JR) of JR's Gourmet as our exclusive catering partner for the Winterfest Cafe.

His Winterfest Cafe menu features totchos, chicken and pulled pork sliders, soups, pizza and more, as well as desserts such as Liege Belgian waffles, pumpkin cream cheese muffins and hot cocoa brownies. Drinks include a variety of hot cocoa beverages (even the marshmallows made from scratch!), bottled water, soda, Anheuser-Busch beers and seltzers, and a full bar.

Winterfest Night Markets

Two unique Winterfest Night Markets will offer local shopping featuring more than 25 diverse vendors as well as entertainers.

The Winterfest Night Markets are sponsored by the Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District, Greater St. Louis, Inc., and PGAV Destinations, developed with Winterfest as part of the Downtown Engagement and Public Safety Initiative. They are being produced in partnership with Asha Hornaday, founder of Slay City Events, and Ohun Ashe of For The Culture STL.

The vendor application is now CLOSED.

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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.

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Princesses and Superheroes – Meet & Greet

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

One Nation Day

Winterfest's One Nation celebration presented by Anheuser-Busch features a day of ice skating, local sports teams, prizes, games and some special visits! 

Fredbird will make an appearance from 2-3 p.m., and Cardinals alumni Al Hrabosky and Danny Cox will sign autographs from 1-2 p.m. St. Louis Blues alumnus Dwight Schofield will sign autographs from 3-4 p.m.

Wear your favorite team's paraphernalia for $2 off skate rentals, and enjoy local entertainment as well as Anheuser-Busch's pop-up bar! The bar, equipped with TV screens, an interactive digital kiosk and phone charging stations, offers the perfect gathering place to grab a drink and watch a game — while immersed in 70,000 twinkling lights in Kiener Plaza.

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

Friday, Dec. 31, 4-8 p.m., with fireworks starting at 8 p.m.

Presented by Gateway Arch Park Foundation with support from Missouri Lottery, our New Year's Eve "Neon Nights" celebration is a family-friendly way to ring in the new year.

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. 25-Jan. 1)!

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

Winterfest 5K presented by Caleres

Sat November 20, 2021

THANK YOU to all of our runners and walkers who joined us this year and helped make the inaugural kick-off to Winterfest a success! 

Plan to join us next year for the second annual Winterfest 5K to enjoy this one-of-a-kind route that journeys through the reimagined 91-acre Arch grounds.

Presenting Sponsor

Course Sponsor

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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: Contact Camille Brooks at camille.brooks@archpark.org

Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

Bank Of America
World Wide Technology

Rink Sponsors

Cigna
MO Lottery
St. Louis Blues
Stella Artois

One Nation Celebration

Anheuser Busch

Lighted Vignettes

Bayer
Rubin Brown

Friends of Winterfest

Ameren
The Home Depot
T-Mobile

Official Radio Partner

Official Television Partner

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