What to do in St. Louis while you’re stuck inside during the winter

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ST. LOUIS – In the midst of winter in the Midwest, the cold temperatures often discourage outdoor activities. If you find yourself reluctant to venture outside, here’s a curated list of indoor activities.

Some can be enjoyed in the comfort of your home, while others may involve a short trip. Explore these options to keep yourself engaged during the chilly weather.

Winter Activities:

17th Annual Loop Ice Carnival – Delmar Loop

Date: January 20, 2024

Ice Carving Competition – Saint Charles

Date: January 27, 2024

Soulard Mardi Gras Parade – St. Louis City

Date: February 10, 2024

Ice Jam at the Dam – Alton, Ill.

Date: February 17, 2024

Free Activities:

Open Mic Night at Schlafly Bottleworks – Maplewood

Every Wednesday

Thursday Nights at the Museum

Every Thursday

Chocolate Factory Tours – St. Louis

Monday through Friday

Frisco Train and Toy Store – Valley Park, Mo

Tuesday through Sunday

Indoor Events:

Cozy Cider Cabin: A Pop-Up Bar at Eckert’s Farms in Belleville

Date: January 10 through February 25, 2024

Sunday Bingo at Tim’s Chrome Bar

Every Sunday

We Rock the Spectrum – Fenton

Check Facebook for open play times

Armory: The Arsenal of Entertainment – St. Louis

Open Tuesday through Sunday

If you prefer staying indoors in your home, consider activities like exercising at home. Generation 3 Fitness, a St. Louis-based business, offers virtual training options. The St. Louis Board Game Meetup Group holds virtual meetings open to anyone. The Kitchen Conservatory provides virtual cooking classes at a cost, but they are open to all.

Stay updated on weekly events through the St. Louis Reddit page. For family activities in various categories around the St. Louis area, Fun for STL Kids always has a comprehensive list.


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