winterfest at kiener plaza in downtown st. louis photo courtesy of winterfest

Embrace winter vibes without the frigid temps in these St. Louis-area igloos

Winter igloo rentals offer the perfect opportunity to get cozy with your people while experiencing some of the best food, drinks, entertainment and views that the St. Louis area has to offer.

Kiener Plaza
Enjoy Winterfest from the warmth of the igloo village in Kiener Plaza. Each private heated igloo includes seating for up to four people, beverages and Winterfest ice rink skating and locker rentals. Rentals are slotted from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Fridays, and from 2 to 3:30 p.m., 4 to 5:30 p.m. and 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations available online$200 per reservation. 500 Chestnut St., St. Louis,

Grafton Winery & Brewhaus
Enjoy the outdoor views of Grafton in the winter months from the comfort of a heated igloo. Each igloo seats up to eight people, rentals are for two hours and guests may order food and drink from the Brewhaus menu. Reservations required onlinePricing starts at $60 Monday through Thursday and $100 Friday through Sunday. 300 W. Main St., Grafton, Illinois, 618.786.3001,

rooftop igloos at grafton winery & brewhaus // photo courtesy of grafton winery & brewhaus

Edera Italian Eatery
Central West End restaurant Edera Italian Eatery offers heated enclosed spaces called chalets that are available in two sizes. Although not technically marketed as “igloos,” the concept featuring a small, enclosed space outdoors is the same. Four to eight people can be seated in the regular chalets while mini chalets seat two guests. Each chalet is available for two hours with seatings offered at 5:15 and 7:30 p.m. Although heated, guests are encouraged to dress for the current outdoor temperature and bring blankets to their chalet. Reservations available online. $50 deposit48 Maryland Plaza, St. Louis, 314.361.7227,

Art Bar at Angad Arts Hotel
Back for its fourth year this winter, Art Bar’s rooftop is once again an igloo destination. Break up the winter doldrums by booking an igloo during January and February. Reservations are for groups of four to six people in two-hour time slots. Enjoy cocktails, bar bites and views of the city skyline. Pricing will be announced when reservations are released on Friday, Dec. 15. 3550 Samuel Shepard Drive, St. Louis, 314.561.0033,

Alpaca Picnic
Alpaca Picnic provide an enclosed picnic experience at guests’ homes and at select parks throughout the St. Louis area. The 12- by 12-foot structures accommodate between two to eight people. Each two-hour rental includes heat and lighting, a low-seated table, rugs, blankets and pillows, along with a styled tablescape complete with dining and drinkware. Rental also includes setup and breakdown. Book online. Pricing starts at $289.

private igloos at toasted chestnut at public school house in cottleville // photo courtesy of public school house

Public School House
Public School House in Cottleville offers private heated igloos that seat up to eight people during Toasted Chestnut, a holiday-themed pop-up bar running Friday, Dec. 1, through New Year’s Eve. The two-hour rental includes VIP access to an on-site winter light walk. Food and drinks available for purchase. Tickets available online$26.25 per person. 5546 Chestnut St., Cottleville, 636.720.1905,

Union Station
New this year to Union Station is O TannenBar, a 45-foot-tall Christmas tree bar offering hot drinks including hot chocolate, hot cider and mulled wines, all of which can have booze added. There are two igloos open for seating outside O TannenBar, and guests are welcome to bring items from the nearby taco or beverage stands also on the property. These igloos are not heated but serve as a nice windbreak from the elements. Seating is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. 1820 Market St., St. Louis, 314.923.3960,