ST. LOUIS – Bright lights, big city! Skate into 2022 with a celebration the entire family will love at the Winterfest New Year’s Eve Neon Nights Celebration on Friday, December 31 from 4 – 8 p.m. Neon Nights is presented by Gateway Arch Park Foundation with support from Missouri Lottery.

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The Neon Nights celebration features fun for the entire family, including:

  • Winterfest ice skating
  • DJ MaKossa
  • Neon face painters
  • Balloon artist
  • Photo booth
  • Skating “Wild Lights” juggler (4 – 6 p.m.)
  • Fire dancers (6 – 8 p.m.)
  • Fireworks (8 p.m.)

Giveaways (while supplies last) including Missouri Lottery prize packs*, holiday twinkle glasses, glow neon necklaces, glow 2022 LED glasses, party hats, and noisemakers.

*Must be 18 or older to play.


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Gateway Arch Park Foundation’s Winterfest is presented by Bank of America and World Wide Technology and produced in partnership with the St. Louis Blues.

Winterfest Hours of Operation: Now through January 2, 2022:

  • Fridays from 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 8 p.m.
  • December 25 (Christmas Day): 2 – 8 p.m.

Extended Hours: December 27 – 31, 2021:

  • Open daily from 12 – 8 p.m.


  • Ice skate rentals: $12/adults; $7/children ages 3 to 15.
    • Guests can skate for free if they bring their own skates.
    • Kids’ skate rentals are free on Fridays and daily from December 25 – January 1, courtesy of the St. Louis Blues.
  • S’mores kits: $15 per kit (includes ingredients for six s’mores) with access to fire pits
  • Igloo reservations: $250 per igloo
    • Reservations include two hours in a comfortable, heated igloo overlooking Kiener Plaza,
      $50 food and drink credit for JR’s Gourmet at the Winterfest Cafe, up to six skate rentals, and free parking for one vehicle at Kiener West Garage, courtesy of InterPark.
    • Several celebration-themed package upgrades are available for an additional $50, and guests can purchase a cozy Winterfest blanket for $20.

For more information: Visit for the full programming schedule and to reserve ice skates, s’mores kits, and igloos.

About Gateway Arch Park Foundation

Gateway Arch Park Foundation is a nonprofit with a mission to ensure the Gateway Arch, its grounds, neighboring public spaces, and attractions are a vital, welcoming, well-supported resource to the community and nation for generations to come. The Foundation is part of an alliance that helps meet this mission, which includes the National Park Service, Bi-State Development, Great Rivers Greenway, Jefferson National Parks Association, and the City of St. Louis. For more information, visit

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