10 Best Winter Activities to Do in Missouri!

Feel the magic of Missouri this winter with these top 10 activities. From taking in a breathtaking performance of "The Nutcracker" by the St. Louis Ballet to participating in the legendary Soulard Mardi Gras - there's something to please every member of the family. Get ready to have fun and make lasting memories in the Show-Me State this winter.

The Nutcracker, Springfield, MO

Join Clara and the Nutcracker Prince on their magical journey this holiday season. From an extravagant Christmas party to a thrilling battle with the evil Mouse King, audiences of all ages will be enthralled by Springfield Ballet's The Nutcracker. Step into a world of enchantment and adventure and share the beauty of this holiday tradition with your loved ones.

Sledding on Art Hill at St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

Set among the stunning beauty of Forest Park, Art Hill is a beloved destination for both young and old! Housed between the Saint Louis Art Museum and Emerson Grand Basin, it's the perfect spot for visitors to host a summer picnic or a winter sledding adventure.

Christmas Brew ‘n View, Columbia, MO

Watching Christmas movies is arguably the way to prepare for the holidays. And where better to do that than at the annual Christmas Brew ‘n View event at the Blue Note in Columbia? This is a yearly tradition where the bar offers a different Christmas movie yearly, along with various Christmas-themed drink specials and complimentary candy canes. Tickets are cheaper if purchased in advance but can also be bought on the day of the event.

Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louis, MO

Step into a winter wonderland of brilliant lights, festivities, and lots of smiles at Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. Let yourself marvel at the magical holiday spirit while strolling through the acres of vibrant displays. The infamous light exhibition is the grandest, most remarkable holiday light display in St. Louis. Get ready to be dazzled by the beauty of Garden Glow this holiday season.

Snow Creek, Weston, MO

Snow Creek is nestled on the bluffs of the Missouri River and owned by Vail Resorts, allowing guests to ski, snowboard, and play in the snow without limits. From the nearby slopes to winter joy around the globe, Snow Creek is the snow destination for a memorable venture.

Plaza Lighting Ceremony, Kansas City, MO

The Country Club Plaza in Kansas City is about to light up with its signature Plaza Lighting Ceremony. For 90 years, locals have gathered to witness the magical transformation as a special celebrity guest flips the switch. Modeled after the Spanish city of Seville, the Plaza is an architectural masterpiece with over 80 miles of lights outlining its buildings. With such an incredible display marking the beginning of the holiday season, it's no wonder locals have been returning to the Plaza Lighting Ceremony for generations.

St. Louis Museum of Art Winter Celebrations, St. Louis, MO

Experience a truly global winter celebration at the St. Louis Museum of Art! Unwrap cultural traditions from across the globe with festive performances, art activities, and more. Come and find out what festive surprises await at this free and family-friendly festival.

Panic Film Fest, North Kansas City, MO

Panic Fest is the spookiest, creepiest, and most thrilling festival around. Founded in 2013 by Screenland Theater and Downright Creepy, this 12-year-old genre festival is held at the historic Screenland Theater, boasting a 100+ year history and a range of theaters seating 250 to 45. Get ready for a one-of-a-kind fest.

Soulard Mardi Gras, Saint Louis, MO

Each year, the clock strikes midnight on the 12th night after Christmas, marking the start of a season of revelry and debauchery. Gather in a cozy corner of Soulard to witness the Board of Directors decide whether to order the commencement of Mardi Gras. Join local leaders, politicians, and krewes as they present their finest performances and liquid refreshments. Get ready for a night of wild celebrations.

An Old-Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City, Branson, MO

Feel the cheer of the season like never before at Silver Dollar City. Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, this magical place has been named by Good Morning America as one of the top 5 holiday destinations in the world. Celebrate An Old Time Christmas with 6.5 million twinkling lights, 40 Christmas shows, and a memorable Christmas light parade led by Rudolph and his pals from the North Pole.

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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