The 2023 St. Louis Mardi Gras presents the Mayor's Mardi Gras Ball which will be held in the beautiful Midway of St. Louis Union Station. This "must-attend gala" will feature dinner, drinks, entertainment, dancing and more. Doors open at 7pm. The proceeds go to create community grants that have shown to benefit Soulard and Downtown. See the website to purchase tickets.
See website for more information on this event and ALL the other Mardi Gras festivities!
The Mardi Gras season begins on January 6th with the 12th Night Celebration and ends with the Grand Parade on Saturday, February 18th.
St. Louis Union Station, a St. Louis Landmark and a National Historic Landmark, was once the largest and busiest passenger rail terminal in the world. Designed by the famous St. Louis architect, Theodore Link, it first opened in 1894 and at the height of train travel, serviced 22 railways. In the 1940's, over 100,000 passengers a day came through the St. Louis Union Station.
Today, this National Historic Landmark of unmatched beauty and elegance has been dramatically restored and redeveloped. St. Louis Union Station houses The St. Louis Union Station Hotel, the St. Louis Wheel, and the St. Louis Aquarium, set in the former retail space.
St. Louis Union Station is the host to several events throughout the year. And during the Christmas season, The Polar Express leaves from Union Station for the ride to the "North Pole"!
Please check the website listed on each event to get the most up-to-date information.