Jingle: Holiday Pop Up at the World Chess Hall of Fame

Jingle is an over-the-top, holiday-themed pop-up with a chess twist at the World Chess Hall of Fame! During the day (Nice hours), families and children will enjoy Jingle's hot chocolate, cookies, and treats while having fun with hands-on activities and projects. At night (Naughty hours), Jingle transforms into a 21+ cocktail lounge with chess-inspired drinks and small bites from Kingside Diner.

Jingle has converted the World Chess Hall of Fame's third-floor gallery into a kitschy, winter wonderland complete with floor-to-ceiling decorations, themed chess sets, and an illuminated, multicolor-changing bar, perfect for sharing selfies and season's greetings! Visitors can also peruse the museum's exhibitions during regular business hours with free admission.

Jingle tickets during Nice hours cost $5 per person, which includes soft drinks, hot chocolate, cookies, and crafts. Jingle tickets during Naughty hours cost $10 per person, which includes 1 complimentary drink ticket (additional drinks available for purchase), soft drinks, and light appetizers. Members of the World Chess Hall of Fame or Saint Louis Chess Club will also enjoy a free holiday gift from Q Boutique with each ticket purchase. 


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Proceeds from Jingle benefit the exhibitions and programs at the World Chess Hall of Fame, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

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Hours of Operation

Sun: 12 pm - 5 pm (Nice hours only)

Mon: 10 am - 5 pm (Nice hours only)

Tue: 10 am - 5 pm (Nice hours only)

Wed: 10 am - 4 pm (Nice hours)  |  4 pm - 10 pm (Naughty hours)

Thu: 10 am - 4 pm (Nice hours)  |  4 pm - 10 pm (Naughty hours)

Fri: 10 am - 4 pm (Nice hours)  |  4 pm - 10 pm (Naughty hours)

Sat: 10 am - 4 pm (Nice hours)  |  4 pm - 10 pm (Naughty hours)

Jingle will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 25), Christmas Eve (Dec. 24), Christmas Day (Dec. 25), New Year's Eve (Dec. 31), and New Year's Day (Jan 1).

Fine Print

Jingle is reservation-only with payment due in advance. Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Each ticket grants admission for one hour, with each time block beginning on the hour and ending on the hour. Guests may purchase additional, consecutively-timed tickets, subject to availability.

Due to Jingle's limited capacity, guests who have not checked in within 10 minutes of the beginning of their reservation will automatically forfeit their ticket. Tickets are non-refundable and cannot be rescheduled. Walk-ins will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability, and will be required to purchase a ticket at full price, regardless of entry time.

Jingle's Naughty hours are for guests aged 21 and up, subject to verification with a state or government-issued i.d. Jingle's Nice hours are for all ages, while guests aged 12 and under need to be accompanied by an adult.

The Museum does not discriminate or permit harassment or discrimination on the basis of gender, race, color, national and ethnic origin in the treatment of individuals with respect to employment, or admission or access to Museum facilities, programs or activities.