ALERT: The Gateway Arch Ticketing & Visitor Center has relocated to the Old Courthouse at 11 N. 4th Street. The walking distance between the Old Courthouse and the Arch entrance at the SOUTH leg is approximately 0.3 miles (7 minutes of average walking time). EACH guest planning to enter the Gateway Arch will be required to have EITHER a Journey to the Top ticket or an Arch Entry-Only ticket to be allowed access to the facility.  Tram tickets will sell out early and often - advance tickets are strongly recommended.

Please Note: The Museum of Westward Expansion, located under the Gateway Arch is closed for significant renovations. Certain artifacts from the Museum are on display in exhibit galleries at the Old Courthouse.


It Tastes Like the Holidays in STL

December 2, 2016

Categories: Gateway Arch , St. Louis , Things to Do

It seems as though gingerbread cookies and candy canes are everywhere these days, which can only mean one thing: the return of holiday-flavored treats! It is our civil duty to you (and your taste buds) that we share a few St. Louis sweet treats that seriously taste like Christmas. Warning: delicious swirls of peppermint, chocolate and gingerbread ahead.

2016-DD-Holiday-Lineup-1_9b25c013-9fcd-4b64-bd8d-51113528168b-prv.jpgA Slam “Dunk”

Dunkin' Donuts has added a new line of holiday items to its menu exclusively for its St. Louis stores. To pair with its holiday beverages, Dunkin’ Donuts has introduced the Candy Cane Crunch Donut  – a donut filled with vanilla buttercreme, and topped with white icing and crushed candy canes. Or try the Boston Kreme Croissant Donut – a glazed croissant donut filled with Bavarian crème and topped with a chocolate icing drizzle. 

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream – FOR ICE CREAM!

Even in the wintertime, you can find local St. Louis creameries – like Ted Drewes Frozen Custard and Clementine’s Creamery – packed with visitors anticipating holiday-flavored offerings. Ted Drewes’ “Cindermint” concrete is a town favorite, satisfying your sweet tooth by folding candy canes into vanilla custard. Along with peppermint-flavored ice cream, Clementine’s Creamery touts “Gingerbread Love” – gingerbread ice cream with chocolate-covered gingerbread swirled in. Our mouths are watering already.

Use Your “Nog”gin and Eat This Cupcake

Nothing screams the holidays like snuggling up to the fire with a warm cup of eggnog. For a yummy twist on the classic drink, try the Santa’s Spiked Coffee Nog cupcake from Jilly's Cupcake Bar. This vanilla cupcake is soaked in rum and topped with coffee-rum buttercream, and is just one of five holiday flavors Jilly’s is offering this month!

Oh, Fudge! 

Much like the potato chip, fudge was invented on accident as a result of a “fudged” batch of caramels. We’re thankful for that American back in 1886 because we can now make smooth and creamy chocolates out of sugar, butter and milk. Lucky for fudge-lovers in St. Louis, The Arch Store at the Gateway Arch sells a delicious supply! Visit the fudge counter and pick from 12 tasty flavors – all are made fresh daily at the Arch.

Chocolate and a Cup o’ Joe – Holiday Style

Kaldi's Coffee is now serving a plethora of holiday drinks such as its Brown Sugar Rosemary Latte and its ‘Tis the Season coffee blend. Most recently, in a collaboration with Bissinger’s Handcrafted Chocolatier, Kaldi’s introduced peppermint bark. BRB, off to pick some up at our neighborhood café.


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