St. Louis Holiday Parties & Events 2023

As the holiday season rolls in, it’s the perfect opportunity for the community to come together and revel in the festivities. We’ve scoured the St. Louis region to bring you a curated selection of the best startup, marketing, and tech holiday parties and events. Discover where the holiday cheer is happening and join in the fun!

Now through the End of the Year

Winterfest | Gateway Arch Park Foundation
Winterfest 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! (Free/$)

Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights
Experience holiday wonder at the Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery, where dazzling lights, new interactive installations, and an engrossing ice maze craft an unforgettable winter wonderland. ($)

Cortex aglow
See Cortex . . . aglow! This FREE winter-themed photo op features lighted snowflakes and illuminated trees. Drive by or stop for a selfie with the snowflakes to remember the season! Running nightly from November 22, 2023 – January 7, 2024 at the Cortex Innovation District at Boyle Ave. between Clayton Avenue and Forest Park Avenue. (Free)

December 7

Missouri Coalition for the Environment Holiday Party
This is Missouri Coalition for the Environment’s annual holiday party. Join them to enjoy food, drinks, and cheerful discussions about the work they’ve accomplished in 2023. (Free)

Chanukah @ The Arch
The community is invited to the inaugural lighting of the 29′ Staenberg Menorah, which will be followed by a holiday celebration, which will feature Chanukah music, free ice skating, as well as hot drinks, and a selection of traditional holiday foods that will be for sale. (Free)

AMA Holiday Happy Hour 2023
Mark your calendars for an evening of ‘seasonal targeting’ with the American Marketing Association St. Louis Chapter at Global Brew in Rock Hill. This is a great chance to network with fellow marketers while having fun and learning about how you can get involved. Cash bar and holiday nibbles provided! ($)

PRSA St. Louis Bar K Holiday Networking Happy Hour | PRSA St. Louis Chapter
PRSA St. Louis members and their canine companions mingle at Bar K, fostering connections in a festive, two-hour Happy Hour dedicated to networking and holiday cheer. ($)

Founders Lounge – Christmas Party | Multipass Venture Community
Entrepreneurs can enjoy an evening fostering relationships, exchanging stories, and gathering insights. It promotes networking, provides opportunities for potential collaborations, and includes inspirational talks from successful entrepreneurs. (Free)

December 10

Dogtown Pop Up Holiday Market 2023
Come out and support local makers and vendors at our next Dogtown Pop Up event. This market is in conjunction with St. James the Greater’s Breakfast with Santa! (Free)

December 13

Vetworking STL – Annual Holiday Party
Vetworking STL invites veterans to a festive holiday gathering for connection and camaraderie, providing a prime setting to forge bonds with fellow service members and potential employers. (Free/$)

Urban League Holiday Pop Up Biz Fest
Delight in a festive evening of connection and shopping as the community comes together to support local small businesses and explore entrepreneurial resources offered by the Urban League. (Free)

9th Annual Every Startup’s Holiday Party | Spark St. Louis
Celebrate the year’s triumphs with St. Louis startups amid tacos, tunes, and tastings, sharing in festive giveaways while supporting The Little Bit Foundation’s mission for students. ($)

December 14

St. Louis DNA Holiday Party
The event will take place at TechArtista, also known as Trust Bar, located at 401 Pine. A complimentary drink ticket and appetizers will be provided. No RSVPs are needed. (Free)

T-REX Holiday Party
It’s that time of year again! It’s time for our T-REX Holiday Party! There will be free beer and food to get you in the season’s spirit. (Free)

Winter Soirée Holiday Gathering | Venture Cafe St. Louis & TechSTL
This is the final Thursday Gathering, so they are going out with a BANG! Join Venture Cafe & TechsSTL for an evening of food, music, specialty cocktails, games, prizes, and awards! The entire evening will be one big Gathering with a huge focus on showing GRATITUDE to the VenCaf community! Mark your calendars and dust off your dancing shoes. (Free)

Holiday Mixer | The African Chamber of Commerce
Join them for some African Food, African Music, and Great networking opportunities as we celebrate 2023. ($)

December 15

NBMBAA & NSN Holiday Party
Ring in the festivities with NBMBAA & NSN STL at their Holiday Party, where enticing appetizers, vibrant music, and cheerful company pave the way for a memorable evening of celebration. (Free/$)

Bourbon Friday Holiday Special
Join us at Techartista Downtown on Friday, December 15th, for a very special Bourbon Friday with holiday cocktails, light bites, gifts, prizes, and a little bit of Bourbon! Come and celebrate the St. Louis startup scene one more time before the Holidays! (Free)

December 16

Midtown Biergarten Winter Market
Celebrate the winter season at Midtown Biergarten’s market, savoring holiday libations and browsing handmade creations from an array of local vendors, enhancing the gift-giving tradition. (Free)

12 Bars of Charity – St. Louis 2023
Saint Louis gears up for the 12th Annual 12 Bars of Charity, balancing revelry with altruism, as teams champion local causes and compete for a charitable bonus, powered by community spirit. ($)

December 19

STL Business Besties – Holiday Mixer
Mingle with STL Business Besties at The Vault STL for a Holiday Mixer, featuring a panel of experts ready to field questions and offer insights recapped from previous workshops. ($)

Heartland St. Louis Black Chamber Of Commerce Networking Mixer
Immerse in an engaging networking mixer that unites entrepreneur-driven initiatives and professional alliances. Delve into conversations about access to capital, strategic collaborations, and harnessing the power of community for shared economic prosperity and business development. (Free)

Know of a Holiday Event we should include in this list?

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