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Top Things to Do in January 2014

Ways to Enjoy Winter in St. Louis

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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.

West Side Story at the Fox

West Side Story returns to the Fox Theatre this month. This popular musical is a great theater experience for new fans and those who've seen the show before. Tickets are $30 to $75.
January 3-5, 2014
Fox Theatre

Watching the Eagles

Photo courtesy of the Alton Regional CVB

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 4, 11, 18 & 25, 2014
Alton & Grafton

Cabin Fever: Winter Beer Festival

Schlafly's Cabin Fever: Winter Beer Festival is a good way to spend a cold afternoon in January. The annual event will be held Saturday, January 11, from noon to 4 p.m. You'll want to dress warm because the festival is held at the Biergarten at Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. That price gets you a commemorative tasting glass and 18 beer samples.
January 11, 2014
Maplewood

Sesame Street Live

Elmo and his friends make their return to the Peabody Opera House for Make a New Friend. This new show teaches children about welcoming new friends from far away. Tickets are $19 to $63.
January 16-19, 2014
Peabody Opera House

Loop Ice Carnival

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 17-18, 2014
The Delmar Loop

Cardinals Winter Warm-Up

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 18-20, 2014
Hyatt Regency, Downtown St. Louis

Unveiled Bridal Show

Planning a wedding in 2014? 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 19, 2014
Four Seasons Hotel, Downtown St. Louis

Clayton Restaurant Week

Find some good deals at Clayton's most popular restaurants at the annual Clayton Restaurant Week. Top restaurants are offering three course meals for $25 dollars a person.
January 20-26, 2014
Clayton

St. Louis Auto Show

Check out the newest cars, trucks and SUV's at the 2014 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 23-26, 2014
America's Center, Downtown St. Louis

Food & Wine Experience

Photo courtesy St. Louis Repertory Theatre

The 12th 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 24-26, 2014
Chase Park Plaza, Central West End

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