Festive things to do in St. Louis

Finals are done, and the semester has come to an end which means it’s time to let loose and relax for the winter break. If you’re lucky enough to attend INTO Saint Louis University, you get to take advantage of everything this award-winning city has to offer now that you don’t have to study and write papers.

If you’re an INTO Saint Louis University student, you may be wondering what is there to do in St. Louis when school’s not in session?

Well, St. Louis has been crowned the 19th most fun city in the US which means there are plenty of festive activities to make the most of before your next semester begins. Start your New Year’s resolutions early by checking these famed St. Louis attractions off your to-do list. 

Steinberg Outdoor Skating Rink in Forest Park

When: 11 November 2018–28 February 2019

festive things to do in St. Louis

Is there a better way to feel festive than donning your ice skates? We think not!

Ice skating is a timeless, winter favorite for all. Get ready to lace up your skates like Kristi Yamaguchi because St. Louis doesn’t just have a rink; it has the rink.

The Steinberg Skating Rink is the largest outdoor skating rink in the Midwest and can be enjoyed from November through to February.

Whether you’re an avid skater or just want to gather a group of friends for a fun winter outing, the Steinberg rink will give you all the warm holiday cheer just 10 minutes from campus.

So throw on your best beanies and scarves, bring your #INTOfriends, enjoy a cup of hot chocolate, and skate the night away.

Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden

When: 17 November 2018–01 January 2019

Garden Glow at Missouri Botanical Gardens never fails to amaze anyone who visits.

Each year, this event attracts thousands of visitors as it transforms the botanical gardens into a magical, winter wonderland.

Garden Glow features a million lights surrounding visitors with unique installations. Walk through mazes with lights embedded in foliage. See pine trees decorated to light up in green, purple and blue. Race through technicolor tunnels. Garden Glow knows how to brighten up any winter evening.

Do not miss out on a chance to enjoy s’mores, festive drinks, listen to live music, and the chance to fill your Instagram feed with some festive snaps.

Things to do in St. Louis

A s’more is a traditional American sweet treat – a melted marshmallow and a layer of chocolate sandwiched between two pieces of graham cracker.

Holiday fun for all at the St. Louis Zoo

When: 23 November–30 December 2018

Just because reindeer are the featured animal of the holiday season doesn’t mean you can celebrate the season with polar bears, elephants, tigers, giraffes and more.

Ranked as the No.1  zoo in the US by USA TODAY, the St. Louis Zoo has something for you all winter long. The zoo’s U.S. Bank Wild Lights event makes it #merryandbright until end of the year.

You can take some festive photos with the twinkling lights and the animal-themed displays throughout the zoo or roast your s’mores by the fire pits while singing along to live performances from holiday carolers.

Peep the penguin exhibit after normal museum hours to make your North Pole dreams a reality. The St. Louis Zoo gives you a little bit of everything to get into the holiday spirit with all of the critters.

You may also like to read about the Saint Louis University 360 virtual tour or learn more about how Alexa is bringing students together

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