Holiday Fun at the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch
ST. LOUIS (November 1, 2022)–It’s the most wonderful time of the year: The holidays have arrived at the Riverboats at the Gateway Arch.
“Eat, drink and be merry aboard our festive cruises – including the popular PJs and Pancakes with Santa Claus Cruise and two special New Year’s Eve cruises,” says Mary Lamie, Executive Vice President of Multi Modal Enterprises, Bi-State Development. “You can also host your holiday party here at the Riverboats with a private charter. Whether your company is celebrating the end of 2022 or your family and friends are looking for an unforgettable holiday experience, consider the riverboats for your merriest of celebrations.”
Cruise reservations are required and can be made by calling 1-877-982-1410 or booking online at gatewayarch.com/buytickets.
PJs and Pancakes with Santa Claus Cruise
Santa Claus is coming to the riverboats. Come aboard our festively decorated boat, dressed in your favorite and most comfortable PJs, and enjoy a kid-approved breakfast and holiday-themed crafts and games. Includes plenty of photo opportunities with Santa.
WHEN: Select Saturdays and Sundays:
- November 26, December 3, 10 & 17: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
- November 27, December 3 & 10: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
COST: $39/person. Children under age 3 are free.
New Year’s Eve Dinner Cruise
Our popular dinner cruise is remixed for a New Year’s Eve celebration. Enjoy live DJ entertainment and a plated dinner featuring chicken and steak, shrimp kabobs, twice baked potatoes, green beans, salad and dessert. Guests will ring in the New Year early with a champagne toast for adults and sparkling cider for kids.
WHEN: Saturday, December 31; 5 to 7:30 p.m.
COST: $65/adults; $25/kids ages 3-12; children under 3 are free.
New Year’s Eve Party Cruise
Ring in 2023 in style! Come dressed in your New Year’s best and enjoy live DJ entertainment and dancing, hors d’oeuvres and desserts, complimentary domestic beer and house wine, and of course a champagne toast at midnight.
WHEN: Saturday, December 31; 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
COST: $99/person. Must be 21 and older.
Skyline Dinner Cruise
Enjoy live music, sweeping views of St. Louis and the Mississippi River, and a chef-inspired buffet dinner aboard our flagship evening cruise. It’s the perfect opportunity to spend a night out on the water. Cash bar is available.
WHEN: Select Friday and Saturday evenings through January; 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.
- November 4, 5, 11, 18, 19 & 26
- December 2, 3 & 17
- January 13, 14, 20 & 21
COST: $54/adults; $22/kids ages 3-12; children under 3 are free.
Private Holiday Charters
Rent a riverboat for your holiday party or corporate gathering, and create unforgettable memories with your friends and coworkers. The riverboats can accommodate groups of all sizes, up to 220 guests. Customize your event with a variety of sit-down or buffet meals, bar options, and entertainment. Call 314-923-3047 to book.
Paddlewheel Café: Grab food or drinks at St. Louis’ only waterfront dining destination, the Paddlewheel Café and dockside bar. Menu includes sandwiches, wraps, salads and desserts. Open Friday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Parking and Directions: The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch are located at 50 S. Leonor K Sullivan Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63102.
Convenient parking is available on the riverfront levee for a fee. To access the riverfront, take Chouteau Avenue east and turn left onto Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard (at the mural wall). Continue north on Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard, past Poplar Street to enter levee parking on the right. (Parking availability is subject to weather and river conditions.) Vehicle access to the riverboats from North Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard and Laclede’s Landing is unavailable.
Shop Local: Visit the Riverboat Gift Shop to peruse riverboat and St. Louis-themed gifts, souvenirs and so many more items crafted by local artisans. The gift shop is open during cruise hours.
For More Information: Visit gatewayarch.com/riverboats or call 877-982-1410. The Riverboats at the Gateway Arch will provide any additional operational updates through traditional media, as well as online at gatewayarch.com and on Facebook and Instagram (@riverboatsSTL).