New Year, New Fun


We survived another year and there is so much to look forward to in 2017.  The New Year brings New Fun.  We have a few holiday events lingering as well.  In addition to the monthly activities we post, St. Louis has attractions that can be visited throughout the year.  Click here to see some of our fun go to places. Be sure to stop by on the first of each month to see what’s coming up so you can plan ahead.  Layer up and have some fun!

Kwanzaa at the Saint Louis Art MuseumEnjoy an afternoon of culture, performance, and tradition during the Saint Louis Art Museum’s annual Kwanzaa celebration. This event is held on January 1st at the Saint Louis Art Museum.

New Year’s Day Old School Hip Hop FestThis event will be held at the Chaifetz Arena on January 1st. If you love old school hip hop this is definitely the concert for you.  You may want to leave the kids at home for this one.  This concert will feature artists such as Scarface, Juvenile, Trick Daddy, Doug E Fresh, Big Daddy Kane and more.  This will be an amazing time!

Winterfest at the Arch – This event continues through January 7.  The CityArchRiver Foundation and St. Louis’ home hockey team have teamed up to bring an ice rink to Luther Ely Smith Square, located between the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse. Featured activities include ice skating (skates will be available to rent on-site), as well as an opening night celebration, Try Hockey for Free clinics, a street hockey tournament, and whiskey tasting.

Harlem Globetrotters – The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action packed 2016-2017 tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Don’t miss it when it returns to Scottrade Center January 6 & 8!

Eagle Watching – Hundreds of bald eagles spend their winter along the banks of the Mississippi River in Alton and Grafton.  January is a great time to go eagle watching. The Alton Visitors Center has events all month long including Eagle Meet and Greets on Saturdays in January. Then, take one of the guided tours or drive yourself along the Great River Road for some prime eagle spotting.

Schlafly’s Cabin Fever: Winter Beer Festival – The annual beer-tasting event is from noon to 4 p.m on January 14th.  This festival is held outside in the Bottleworks Biergarten. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. 

Loop Ice Carnival – University City hosts an annual Ice Carnival that includes ice carving demonstrations, a s’mores roast, human dog sled races, game booths and more. This event is held on January 14th and admission is free.

Soulard Mardi Gras – Mardi Gras events kick off in St. Louis on January 6.  This month’s festivities begin with Twelfth Night and include the Snowman Softball Tournament and Family Winter Carnival.

Cardinals Winter Warm Up – Spring training is still more than a month away, but baseball fans can see their favorite Cardinals players at the annual Winter Warm-Up.  The three day event is held at the Hyatt Regency January 14th – 16th.  It includes autograph sessions, baseball clinics and a sports memorabilia show. Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for children ages five to 15. Children under five are free.

Sesame Street Live: Elmo Makes Music – When the new music teacher’s instruments go missing, Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Big Bird, and more come to the rescue and discover instruments they never knew existed. Children learn that everyone can make and enjoy beautiful music together!  You can find Elmo at the Peabody Opera House January 20 – January 22.

St. Louis Auto Show – The St. Louis Auto Show will be held at the America Center January 19th – January 22nd.  Check out the newest cars, trucks and SUV’s at the 2017 St. Louis Auto Show. The America’s Center and Edward Jones Dome will be filled with hundreds of new vehicles from more than 25 manufacturers. Tickets are $11 for adults and $6 for children ages 6 to 12. Children under 6 are free.

Clayton Restaurant Week – This event will be held in Clayton January 23 – January 29.  Find some good deals at Clayton’s most popular restaurants. Top restaurants are offering three course meals for $25 dollars a person.

You can follow us by name on Instagram to see us doing some of the activities.  Thanks for reading!

Cover photo courtesy of: Inspirational Love Quotes


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