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Aerial image of Kiener Plaza decorated for Winterfest at night. Provided by Gateway Arch Park Foundation.
November 18, 2023 - December 31, 2023
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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’ try hockey free, 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.

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