Just because the holidays are winding down doesn’t mean the fun has to end. Celebrate the cold, snowy weather at local winter festivals. (Or, if you've had enough of cold, snowy weather, there's always the nice, warm OmniMax theater!)
At the Loop Ice Carnival your family can enjoy over 56 ice sculptures, take a slippery trip down an ice slide and cheer on your favorite human dog sled team.
Warm up at the Video Game Lounge or win a prize during the Temporary Tattoo Scavenger Hunt. The St. Louis Hoop Revolution
will be heating things up even more with a synchronized performance. The Loop Ice Carnival is taking place on Friday, Jan. 14, and Saturday, Jan. 15, at various locations and times in University City and St. Louis along Delmar Boulevard. Most of the events are free. Check The Loop's website
for more information and a schedule of events.
Main Street St. Charles is embracing winter with the 12th Annual Fete de Glacé (Festival of Ice.) Come watch professional ice carvers saw, grind, sand, chisel and iron blocks of ice into pieces of art. Make sure to stick around to the end — the creations are judged and juried by the crowd. Fete de Glacé is taking place on Saturday, Jan. 29, from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on North Main Street (located between Jefferson and Monroe streets) in St. Charles. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please visit the Historic St. Charles website or give them a call at (800) 366-2427.
If you just can’t bear the thought of shivering outside but don’t want to miss out on the winter fun, head over to the Saint Louis Science Center and catch Santa vs. the Snowman on the OmniMax screen. See what unfolds when a lovable Snowman discovers Santa’s Village. Tickets for adults are $9; children, seniors colleges students with a valid ID are $8. Science Center members may use their vouchers for free tickets. For a listing of showtimes, visit the Science Center’s website or call (314) 289-4424.
By Andrea Wilson, Events Blogger for SmartParenting