Christmas Calendar in Kiev.
December is a special month in the year and everyone is waiting for miracle to happen on Christmas and in the New Year. Yourkievguide.com has prepared must to do list of very special winter events in December. You will know what to see and what to do in Kiev with us!
Let’s start our top list of Kiev city attractions and activities during winter holidays!
Kiev main New Year‘s tree will illuminate with colored lights on the St. Nicholas Day – December 19, 2016. St. Nicholas will run this process himself and will be the master of all the New Year holidays in Kiev center.
Also on the Sofia square in Kiev you will find the stage for performances of the Ukrainian artists and singers and a platform for selfie photo. On the St. Michael’s Square you will enjoy city of entertainment with ice sculptures. Here you can ride a roller coaster, visit the tunnel of desires, and admire Kiev from the Ferris wheel 21 meters high. Vladimirsky Passage will become a city of masters, which will bring together artists from all over Ukraine, to present their work with natural materials – cotton, straw, wood and clay. New Year and Christmas Market will open on 15 December. By that date, Khreschatyk Street and other downtown streets and squares of Kiev will be lighted with Christmas illuminations.
When: from Dec 15, 2016 till Jan 15, 2017.
Where: Sophia and St. Michaels squares.
2. St. Nicolas Residence.
Kiev cave monastery invites everyone to visit Residence of St. Nicholas and make a wish for 2017. Here you may take part in the museum quest and participate in writing the longest letter to St. Nicholas.
Moreover, this time we offer you to visit an exhibition of unique glass art works of the artist from Lviv – Natalia Kuriy-Maksymiv.
When: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday till Dec 30 from 12.00 to 17.30 Saint Nicholas will greet guests personally.
Where: Kiev cave monastery.
3. Winter country on the Expocenter Ukraine.
Have you ever seen digital Christmas tree? You can do it in the Winter Countryin Kiev!
Winter Expocenter Ukraine (VDNH) will establish a digital tree on the Ice Arena (8 meters high) which will be the first of its kind in Ukraine! In addition to this you are welcomed to say hello to Santa Claus and give him the letter, greet elves, and order snow.
This is the best place for those who would like to do skating, swings and rope park, and enjoy incredible 3D show “Guardians of dreams”.
When: Dec 10, 2017.
Where: Exhibition center VDNH, metro VDNH
4. Folk winter 2017
During one evening you will see unique collection of old clothes from different regions of Ukraine.
You will see mini theatrical act of ethnographers how dressed before Ukrainian girls and women. Here you will learn meaning of every item of clothing on which occasion dressed. And in the end – a model showing contemporary embroidery and prekras that will make each woman unique!
When: 21 December 2016 at 18:30 hours – 21:30.
Where: Ukrainian Center of Culture and Art 19-B Khoryv str., Kiev
Wishing you the best Christmas and New Year imressions! More information about our kiev walking tours you may find here.