8 Fantastic Things to Do in St. Louis in January

Last updated on February 2nd, 2024 at 09:11 am.

Ah, January in St. Louis. A fresh start, a crisp blanket of snow (hopefully!), and a calendar brimming with exciting events. I moved to Missouri four years ago, and I still feel like a kid in a candy store when it comes to discovering hidden gems and unique experiences. Each month brings a new wave of events and attractions, and January is no exception.

January is bursting with events that cater to every interest. Some of the most popular things to do in St. Louis this month are the Meet Me in St. Louis Winter Festival and the St. Louis Auto Show, where you can get up close and personal with the latest and greatest models.

And if you’re craving a dose of natural beauty, the annual Orchids Show at the Missouri Botanical Gardens is a must-see.

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Fun And Unique Events To Attend In St. Louis, Mo In January 2024

We hope this list is fun inspiration to explore St. Louis in January. We also have lists for the best things to do in Kansas City in January and the most fun things to do in the state of Missouri in January.

I suggest bookmarking this blog post as I plan to update it regularly with new info.

Here are our can’t-miss events to kick off the New Year in St. Louis!

1. New Year’s Day Brunch Caramel Room Presented By Pure | January 1, 2024


Indulge in a lavish New Year’s Day seafood brunch at The Caramel Room Presented By Pure. Customize your pasta at the bar with fresh selections, sauces, and toppings. Experience personalized omelets at the station with a variety of ingredients. Elevate your brunch with made-to-order pasta and bespoke omelets amidst an opulent spread of seafood, prime rib, and more.

January 1st at 10:00 a.m.

Location: 1600 N Broadway, St. Louis, MO

2. Meet Me in St Louis Winter Festival II | January 4-7, 2024

Get ready for four days of equestrian excitement as the Meet Me in St. Louis Winter Festival Series returns to the National Equestrian Center (NEC) with Prime Time Horse Shows at the helm! This prestigious USEF/USHJA “A” rated Hunter Jumper Show promises to be a spectacle of stunning horses and talented riders, leaving you breathless with “oohs” and “ahhs” as they soar over the jumps.

Location: 6880 Lake St. Louis Blvd. Lake St. Louis, MO 63367

3. Pat Strawhun Memorial Bluegrass Festival | Jan 5-6, 2024

Just under 30 minutes from STL, in Eureka, Missouri, enjoy the Pat Strawhun Memorial Bluegrass Festival. Kick off the event with a special Friday night show featuring CJ Lewandowski & Friends.

Location: Holiday Inn Saint Louis West at Six Flags; 4901 Six Flags Rd, Eureka

4. Bloody Mary Brunch @ Da Bevo | January 7, 2024

Rise and shine, brunch lovers! Da Bevo invites you to their Bloody Mary Brunch Bonanza Sunday the 7th, from 10 am to 2 pm. Indulge in $7 loaded Bloody Marys with a choice of flavors: classic, mild, dill pickle, or sweet & hot. Bottomless mimosas will also be flowing freely.

Brunch favorites like chicken and waffles, schnitzel sandwiches, and blueberry waffles will be on offer.

Location: 4770 Morgan Ford Rd, St Louis, MO 63116

5. MLK Community Celebration | January 12-15, 2024

If you haven’t visited the Missouri History Museum, then experiencing the MLK Community Celebration is your perfect chance! This celebration of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. provides opportunities for families to participate in youth activism workshops, having meaningful dialogs around the topics of race relations and social justice. Take part in storytelling and craft workshops. Sunday afternoon is the keynote address, a musical performance, and a yoga class! This event is free to attend.

Location: Missouri History Museum

6. The St. Louis Auto Show | January 18-21, 2024

Calling all car and automobile lovers! The Annual St. Louis Auto Show is returning this January. Come check out the largest automobile exhibit and event in the area. 25 manufacturers will be displaying over 500 new cars, SUVs, trucks, and other luxury vehicles from across the globe.

While here, be sure to check out one of the drifting events taking place throughout the weekend. Tickets are $12 and children 12 and under are free.

Location: America’s Center at the Dome; 701 Convention Plaza St. Louis, MO 63101

7. DRAG BRUNCH: A DECADES PARTY | January 27, 2024

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Embark on a glamorous time-travel experience at the Decades Drag Brunch, hosted in Shark Bar. Guests will be treated to a fabulous journey through iconic fashion trends from the ’20s to the ’80s, with Drag Queens delivering captivating performances. The ticket covers 2+ hours of bottomless mimosas and a full brunch buffet until the show begins at 12 pm.

Location: 601 Clark Ave., St. Louis, MO

8. Orchid Show | January January 27 – February 25, 2024


The Orchid Show kicks off on January 27th. This is a month-long event at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Typically the orchids are kept in a greenhouse to be cared for by the horticulture team. But during this event, the orchids are on full display and blooming! There will be over 6,000 plants from 700 different types of orchids that will be on display. Different orchid species will bloom at different times during the show! Admission to this show is included with a ticket purchase to the gardens.

Location: Missouri Botanical Gardens; 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63110

We hope you enjoyed our list of fun things to do in St. Louis, Missouri in January.

Still wondering what to do in January? Check out our list of top things to do throughout Missouri in January!

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