The holidays are over and the cold weather has settled in, but there is still plenty to do in St. Louis in January. Here are some of the best ways to beat the winter blahs this month.
Hundreds of bald eagles spend their winter along the banks of the Mississippi River in Alton and Grafton, and January is a great time to go eagle watching. The Alton Visitors Center has events all month long including Eagle Meet and Greets on Saturdays in January. At the Meet and Greets, the World Bird Sanctuary brings one of its bald eagles so you can get up close and personal. Then, take one of the guided tours or drive yourself along the Great River Road for some prime eagle spotting.
January 12, 19 & 26, 2013
Alton & Grafton
Stomp returns to the Fox Theatre this month. This popular percussion show is a unique theater experience for fans of all ages. Tickets are $23 to $65.
January 11-13, 2013
January 12, 2013
Celebrate winter at the Loop Ice Carnival in University City. Bring the whole family for ice carving demonstrations, a s'mores roast, human dog sled races, game booths and more. Admission is free.
January 18-19, 2013
The Delmar Loop
Spring training is still more than a month away, but baseball fans can see their favorite Cardinals players at the annual Winter Warm-Up. The three day event includes autograph sessions, baseball clinics and a sports memorabilia show. Tickets are $40 for adults and $10 for children ages five to 15. Children younger than five get in free. Money from the event goes to Cardinals Care, the team's charity to help children in the community.
January 19-21, 2013
Hyatt Regency, Downtown St. Louis
January 21-27, 2013
Elmo and his friends make their return to the Peabody Opera House for Can't Stop Singing. This show teaches children about musical instruments and why singing can be so much fun. Tickets are $9 to $60. There is also a Play Zone for kids before the show.
January 24-27, 2013
Peabody Opera House
Check out the newest cars, trucks and SUV's at the 2013 St. Louis Auto Show. The America's Center and Edward Jones Dome will be filled with more than 500 new vehicles from more than 25 manufacturers. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 6 to 12. Children younger than 6 get in free.
January 24-27, 2013
America's Center, Downtown St. Louis
The 11th annual St. Louis Food & Wine Experience gives foodies a chance to enjoy some of the best culinary offerings from local and national chefs, wineries and restaurants. There will be hundreds of selections from dozens of winemakers, plus cooking demonstrations and food from top restaurants. General admission tickets are $50. VIP Reserve Room tickets are $95.
January 25-27, 2013
Chase Park Plaza, Central West End
Planning a wedding in 2013? Then make plans to attend St. Louis Magazine's Unveiled bridal show. The event brings together the area's top bridal specialists to help you plan the perfect day. There's a wedding dress fashion show, plus hors d’oeuvres, desserts and champagne. Tickets are $25 a person or $40 for two people.
January 27, 2013
Four Seasons Hotel, Downtown St. Louis