Moms Guide to Holiday Pop-Up Bars


Ring in the season at one of the local area pop-up bars! Some of your favorite STL area bars transform in time for the holidays! Advance reservations required at most venues. November & December, dates and times vary based on location.


Piper Palm House – 4271 Northeast Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110

December 14 – 23

Tower Grove Park is once again turning its distinctive Piper Palm House into a winter wonderland. December 14 – 23, Frosted’s pop-up cocktail experience will feature live entertainment and local food trucks. A menu of unique, holiday-inspired cocktails – created by Pat Gioia and the team from STL Barkeep – will be available inside the Piper Palm House.



World Chess Hall of Fame, 4652 Maryland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108

Jingle is an over-the-top, holiday-themed pop-up with a chess twist at the Saint Louis Chess Campus in the Central West End! Families and children will enjoy Jingle’s hot chocolate, cookies, and treats on select days (Nice hours) while having fun with hands-on activities and viewable chess sets at the World Chess Hall of Fame. Adults will enjoy a festive and colorful cocktail lounge in the evenings (Naughty hours) with chess-inspired drinks and small bites at Kingside Diner.


LIT – Molly’s in Soulard

816 Geyer Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104

Join us for an immersive Christmas experience that includes outrageous decor, a Christmas themed menu, costumes, music, photo ops, and more!

Reservations required.


Miracle STL

2800 Indiana Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63118

November 21 – December 30

Miracle STL is St. Louis’s ORIGINAL Christmas Pop-Up bar!

The 2023 holiday schedule will be from Tues Nov 21st through Sat Dec 30th, 2023 (closed on Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day), with operating hours of 4-11:30pm.

Walk-Ins are welcomed and encouraged! Walk-Ins will be seated on a first come, first served basis.


Sippin’ Santa @ The Planter House

The Planter’s House, 1000 Mississippi Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63104

November 21 – December 30

Planter’s House will “pop up” into becoming Sippin’ Santa from Nov 21 – Dec 30! We will be closed from Nov 12 – 20 in order to let our elves decorate and transform our space. Sippin’ Santa will operate from Nov 21st – Dec 30th. Reservations recommended, walk-ins accepted depending on availability. 


Sleigh Shed

Train Shed at Union Station: 201 S. 8th Street, St. Louis, MO

November 7  – December 31

The Sleigh Shed, St. Louis’ newest pop-up cocktail experience is returning for the 2023 holiday season.

This season the Train Shed restaurant is transformed into a glittering holiday destination with creative cocktails, delicious holiday appetizers and desserts.

Gather your friends and experience a wonderland of whimsy, decorated from top to bottom with the bling and baubles of the season. With traditional Christmas colors, dripping icicle lights and elaborate table and bar decor, the excess of the holidays is on full display at Sleigh Shed.

Tinsel Town: Ballpark Village

Ballpark Village – 601 Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63102

Tinsel Tavern at Budweiser Brew House is back! This magical and merry Holiday pop-up bar will be decked to the halls with over-the-top décor, a festive food menu that yule love, and cocktails filled with cheer. Sleigh your way to an unforgettable experience with festive music, spruced up photo ops, and themed events including a Naughty & Nice singles jingle, ugly sweater party, and more! 

Dates Coming Soon!


Up on the Rooftop at 360 Rooftop Bar

1 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102

November 7 – December 30

Step into a snow globe, and enjoy seasonal cocktails and a glittering holiday atmosphere.

A whimsical holiday cocktail pop-up experience with extreme decor and delicious seasonal drinks, small plates and more.



The Chalet

Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton Terrace: 7730 Bonhomme Ave, Clayton, MO 

Fridays November 24 – December 22

Step into a European-inspired ski holiday at the hotel’s rooftop terrace this winter with a curling rink, twinkle lights, firepits, warm cocktails, marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers and more!

General Admission ticket price includes live music, open seating and marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers.



Magic Holiday  Pop Up

Magic House – 516 South Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122

December 7 from 6 – 9 pm

Join us for cocktails and holiday cheer at our final adult play date of the year! Enjoy a festive evening of holiday-themed cocktails and appetizers, a photo op with Santa, and more while exploring The Magic House decked out for the holidays. Ugly sweaters optional.



The Wolf Cafe: 15480 Clayton Road, Ballwin, MO 

Fridays and Saturdays in December

Located in the lower level of The Wolf Cafe. Proceeds from the event will go to Circle of Concern food pantry.

Toasted Chestnut

Public School House in Cottleville, 5546 Chestnut Street, St Charles, MO 63304

Wednesdays – Saturdays in December 

The Public School House is back with our most anticipated holiday pop up: Toasted Chestnut-A Christmas Bar & Winter Light Walk!! Join us for another holiday season full of all things Christmas in our immersive Winter Wonderland experience Enjoy delicious SugarFire food plus a variety of PSH cocktails, mocktails, beer, wine, & shots!

Merry at the Mill

The Mill : 1211 20th Street, Granite City, IL

December 1-2, 8-9, 15-16

Head to Granite City’s newest event venue “The Mill” for a holiday cocktail bar! 

Enjoy holiday cocktails with friends and family and get into the festive spirit. Tickets are $5 per person.

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Carol Kerber
Carol is married with four kids, who range in age from 10 to 20-years-old. She moved to St. Louis when she was 12, and except for four years living in Southern California as a newlywed, she’s lived here since. As a Mizzou graduate, Carol began her post-college career in publishing, and then switched gears to teach early elementary. Since having kids, she has been lucky enough to stay home with them. The Kerbers call Castlewood Stables in Ballwin their home, and all of their neighbors run around on four legs. While this lifestyle seems a bit foreign to her nature, being part of the STL Mom team is just the opposite. Carol has always loved to write but had never really given that dream wings until now. Being part of the St. Louis Mom team fulfills both the editor and writer in her spirit, and she gets to write about what she knows best: being a mom.