Local Holiday Date Night Ideas


This Holiday Date Night post from December, 2022 was so popular, we updated it and are sharing it again!



Holidays are meant for fun, family, and spending time together. As moms, we exhaust ourselves spending countless hours making this time of year so special for our children. We live for those sweet smiles and eyes full of excitement that make everything worthwhile. But while you’re baking cookies, building gingerbread houses, and filling stockings, make sure one of the tasks on your list is taking some time to enjoy the holiday season with your partner or friends! Over the past several weeks, I’ve seen so many fun local events pop up all around St. Louis so I am excited to share some of my picks with you!


Up on the Rooftop at 360

Seasonal cocktails and decor with a view!

a list of cocktails at Up on the Rooftop 360 in St. Louis


The Chalet at Le Meridien St. Louis Clayton

Ski lodge themed pop up bar on their pool deck with curling rink rentals.


Gingerbread House Making and Cocktail Sipping at Eckert’s Belleville

Date night making your own gingerbread houses with a flight of Eckert’s Hard Cider and snack pack to enjoy while decorating!


Brewery Lights at Anheuser-Busch

I also included this in my family friendly version but it definitely works as a date night with Igloo upgrade options!


Jingle Holiday Pop Up at the World Chess Hall of Fame

Naughty hour options are child-free and a $15 entry covers a cocktail and bites from Kingside Diner. Try your hand at the themed chess boards or choose a “nice” hour to bring the kids.

Jingle Holiday Pop Up at the St. Louis World Chess Hall of Fame


Garden Glow at Missouri Botanical Garden 

 Sip festive drinks and enjoy the nearly 2 million lights on display.


Miracle STL Pop Up Bar at Small Change

Holiday themed cocktails and decor.


Sippin Santa Tiki Christmas Pop Up Bar at Planter’s House  

The anti-North pole Christmas bar with holiday themed tiki beach cocktails and decor.


LIT: A Christmas Pop Up Experience at Molly’s in Soulard

Immersive holiday experience with themed cocktails decor, and photo ops.

Lit 4th annual Christmas pop up experience at Molly’s in Soulard


Toasted Chestnut Christmas Pop Up Bar at Public School House

Holiday drinks and a winter light walk. Heated igloos also available.


Frosted: A Holiday Cocktail Experience at Piper Palm House

A free weekend holiday cocktail pop up with live entertainment and food options


Holiday Concerts with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra

A great date if you like to put on a fancy dress and sip cocktails to the orchestra. They also have more fun options like Home Alone!


Lafayette Square Holiday Parlor Tour

Self-guided home tours and carriage rides around the neighborhood.


Bling! Holiday Pop-up Bar at The Wolf Cafe

Holiday appetizers and cocktails located below the cafe.


Christmas Cookie and Beer Pairing at Tale to Table

A tasting class with five courses of Christmas cookies paired with beer.


Date Night Cooking Class at Kitchen Conservatory: There’s Snow Place Like Home

This class is a multi-course holiday meal complete with cranberry mimosas.


Previous articleKicking off the Holiday Season With Family-Friendly St. Louis Events
Next articleManaging the Holidays When You Don’t Celebrate Christmas
Haley Strebler
Haley was born and raised in small town Kansas. She moved to St. Louis after graduating from the University of Kansas to attend graduate school at Lindenwood. Her 2 year plan to live in St. Louis turned in 12 when she met her husband. They were married on home plate at Busch Stadium in 2015 and are parents to two girls, Presley (4) and Piper (7 months), Haley stared her career as a Certified Athletic Trainer working at high schools all throughout St. Louis. After returning to nursing school she was a Trauma ICU nurse for 5 years before taking on her current role as the Injury Prevention and Outreach Coordinator at a Level 1 Trauma Center. Outside of work Haley blogs about local food and businesses as part of the Yelp Elite Squad, volunteers for Make-A-Wish MoKan, and loves strength training and self care. Haley considers herself a “wrangler of tiny females”. She loves raising a strong willed preschooler who both challenges and amazes her. Haley loves living in St. Louis and feels it has so much to offer to inspire children and foster creativity. You can follow her at @mamastrebs.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here