It’s January. It’s winter. It’s cold. But January is no match for The Delmar Loop. The Loop is one of St. Louis’ truly great neighborhoods, and The Loop knows how to celebrate. So come salute Old Man Winter at the annual Delmar Loop Ice Carnival!
The 2019 Ice Carnival is packed with new twists and old favorites. Bring the kids during the day, and then get a sitter because you’ll want to stick around when the sun goes down. The Carnival kicks off on Friday night with the legendary Snow Ball atop the Moonrise Hotel. This one-of-a-kind party features ice carvings, arctic-inspired cocktails, fashion, and music. Entry to the Snow Ball is just $5, or you can donate a canned good and come on up!
The Ice Carnival hits its full stride Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 5:00pm throughout The Loop, with cool things to do for the whole family. Breathtaking ice sculptures will adorn The Loop, keeping watch over activities that offer something for everyone.
50 amazing Ice Sculptures by Ice Visions throughout The Loop
From Kingsland Ave to Laurel Street
How do they do it? Live ice carving demonstrations by Ice Visions—FREE
3 demonstrations each day at the Fitz’s Rootbeer
Frosty Ice Slides—FREE
Just for kids (apologies to the kids-at-heart) highly sought out, Free, Located
On Westgate Ave. in the heart of The Loop
Redbull Roof Top Skate Park—(Rooftop of Moonrise Hotel, 11a-4p Sat & Sun)
St. Louis’ only roof top skate park, courtesy of Skate Church.
Temporary Tattoo Scavenger Hunt—FREE
Collect them all!
Cryogenic Carnival Rides—FREE
Bounce Houses, Wacky Trikes, and the Bungee Trampoline Bounce
Arctic Trike Races—FREE
Kid v Kid, Kid v Parent, Parent v Parent
At University City Parking Lot between Limit and Westgate
Ever play Don’t Break The Ice! as a kid? This is NOT that game. In this contest, you want to break the ice. With a sledge hammer. Take a swing, test your strength, but be warned—it’s harder than you think!
At Guerrilla Street Food and Tavolo
Frozen Buns Run
Thanks to the Tri Club of StL, you can warm up at our 5k and 10k runs!
Register or before 1/13/2019 for $45 (5k) or $50 (10k), or on Race Day for $50 (5k) or $55 (10k). Register here: www.stlouistriclub.com/get-active/frozen-buns-run/ Saturday, 10 am at Blueberry Hill
13th Annual Putt Putt Pub Crawl
Putt your way though The Loop! Start at any hole, located at establishments throughout The Loop and best your team (4 players max) to qualify for prizes! Players 21 and over can enjoy Ketel One, Crown Royal and Schlafly drink specials.
NEW IN 2019!
Schlafly Instagram Photo Hunt
Fire up your IG app! Explore the Ice Carnival in search of fun activities, ice carvings, people and places to share on your IG feed or stories. Do the duck walk with the Chuck Berry Statue, share a toast to winter with Schlafly Beers, try on some cool fashion at Avalon Exchange, snap a pic with a penguin, and much, much more. Tag @Schlafly and @DelmarLoop for a chance to win a Delmar Loop Prize Pack, tickets to future Schlafly Events, Schlafly Swag and the ever-popular CASH!
Ketel One Bar Games
Make your own pub crawl and win Ice Carnival bragging rights at great carnival games—Ring Toss, Plinko, Balloon Dart Pop, and many more. Submit your score cards for a chance at a prize pack from our Delmar Loop businesses or a cool ice carving at your next party!
This Cup is Made for Star Walking
Want to fuel your Ice Carnival outing with your favorite brew or cocktail? New in 2019, you can enjoy the Ice Carnival with adult beverage in-hand throughout The Loop. Even better, do it with a commemorative Walk of Fame Cup that changes colors with hot or cold beverages! Proceeds from the $5 cups benefit the St. Louis Walk of Fame. Fill them your favorite beverage or drink specials from Red Bull, Kettle One, Crown Royal, and Schlafly, and pick one up at participating bars and restaurants throughout The Loop!
Ice Carnival After Dark: (Saturday, January 19 ONLY)
When the sun goes down, the Ice Carnival heats up. With so many adult revelers continuing the party after the sun goes down, for 2019 we’ve decided to light the night with ice! Thirty of the stunning ice sculptures throughout The Delmar Loop will be bathed in dramatic, brilliant light—we’re pretty sure this is why the selfie was invented! Lights go up at 4:00 pm and shine until 10:00 pm on Saturday night
Don’t miss the Things to Do page for more events around town.