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10 holiday and winter pop-ups around St. Louis to help you feel merry and bright

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year at these St. Louis-area winter- and holiday-themed pop-bars and events. 

Up on the Rooftop // Three Sixty
Three Sixty atop the St. Louis Hilton at the Ballpark is transformed into a festive snow globe for the remainder of the year. Take in the sweeping views of downtown St. Louis while sipping on both hot and cold specialty cocktails for purchase such as the Nutcracker Hot Toddy, a Polar Espresso Martini, a Noggy & Nice and a Gingerbread Zombie. The full food menu is also available for purchase. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Prices vary. 1 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314.241.8439,

The Chalet // Le Meridien
Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton is bringing back The Chalet, a weekend pop-up bar and private event space that evokes the spirit of a European ski holiday, running now through New Year’s Eve. Gather around outdoor fire pit areas, book the rooftop curling rink and enjoy bites such as poutine or winter-inspired drinks like mulled wine and smokey hot chocolate. Tickets available online. Prices vary. 7730 Bonhomme Ave., Clayton,

Sleigh Shed // Train Shed at Union Station
From now until New Year’s Eve, Train Shed at Union Station transforms into a holiday pop-up bar called the Sleigh Shed, serving a holiday cocktail menu, as well as mocktails and a dessert menu. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Prices vary. 201 S. 18th St., St. Louis,

cocktails at sleigh shed at the train shed at union station // photo courtesy of train shed at union station

Winterfest // Kiener Plaza
The eighth annual Winterfest returns to Kiener Plaza on Nov. 18 and runs through Dec. 31. Enjoy ice skating, s’mores stations and heated igloos, all under the festive glow of 100,000 twinkling lights. An array of local food trucks will be there, along with craft cocktails for purchase from Pour Decisions STL. Visit the website for more information on the wide range of activities taking place, including a New Year’s Eve fireworks display. Prices vary. 500 Chestnut St., St. Louis,

Lit at Molly’s // Molly’s in Soulard
Back for its fifth year, Lit at Molly’s holiday pop-up runs Thursday through Sunday from 5 to 11 p.m., starting Friday, Nov. 24, until Saturday, Dec. 23. The “12 Drinks of Lit-mas” include the melted snowman martini and a cocoa pudding shot. Reservations required. Tickets available online$10816 Geyer Ave., St. Louis, 314.241.6200,

tinsel tavern pop-up at ballpark village // photo courtesy of ballpark village

Tinsel Tavern // Ballpark Village
Tinsel Tavern returns to Ball Park Village again this year on Friday, Nov. 24, running until New Year’s Day, with over-the-top decor, festive music and cocktails filled with cheer. Tickets available online$15. 601 Clark Ave., St. Louis, 314.797.7530,

Sippin’ Santa // Planter’s House
This pop-up bar features tiki-inspired holiday cocktails and food. All Sippin' Santa reservations will be released at noon on Saturday, Nov. 11. Reservations made online. $5A portion of reservation fee proceeds benefit the St. Louis Community Foundation. 1000 Mississippi  Ave., St. Louis, 314.696.2603,

Miracle // Small Change
Miracle is a Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bar, complete with kitschy holiday décor and festive drinks, running Tuesday, Nov. 21, until Saturday, Dec. 30. Reservation fee proceeds benefit Santa's Helpers, Inc. Reservations available online$52800 Indiana Ave, St. Louis,

sugar plum fairy cocktail at bling at the wolf cafe in ballwin // photo courtesy of abbie takes pictures

Toasted Chestnut A Christmas Pop-Up Bar and Winter Light Walk // Public School House
Back for its fifth year, Toasted Chestnut in Cottleville features holiday-themed drinks, food from Sugarfire Smoke House and a walk through an outdoor winter light display from Friday, Dec. 1, until New Year’s Eve. Private heated igloos are also available. Tickets available online. Prices vary. 5546 Chestnut St., Cottleville, 636.720.1905,

Bling // The Wolf Café
Opening Friday, Dec. 1, and running until Saturday, Dec. 23, Bling holiday pop-up bar is located in the lower level of The Wolf Café. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Circle of Concern Food Pantry. Tickets available online. Prices vary. 15480 Clayton Road, Ballwin, 636.527.7027,