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Christmas celebrations in Kiev, 2020
Christmas celebrations in Kiev, 2020

Christmas celebrations in Kyiv

What to do on Christmas in Kiev? New photo locations, stylish Christmas tree, souvenirs market and outdoors ice rinks  are organized for winter holidays.

Folk Ukraine invites You to celebrate Christmas and New Year 2020 in the capital of Ukraine – Kiev!

Here are four main Christmas locations in Kiev.

  1. Sophia Square – main Christmas location.

Sophia Square is the main place for the winter holidays celebrations. The main Christmas tree will be officially opened on December 19 there. Main Christmas tree will be more than 20 meters high, with the about 800 different toys and 3 kilometers of garlands.

You will find here different zones:

  • Kingdom of Gifts – New Year’s Fair,
  • Kingdom of Taste – food court,
  • Kingdom of Entertainment – playground for kids
  • Kingdom of Likes – photo zone.

Festival concerts will be organized almost every day, namely:

December 20-21 and December 27-28, January 1-3, 7 and 10-11.

A number of state orchestras and popular performers are planning to appear on the stage – Pianoboy, S.K.A.I. and TNMK groups.

What and when: Calendar of Christmas celebrations in Kiev!

December 14 –  Christmas market.

December 19 –Gala opening of the Christmas tree on Sophia sq.

December 25-  Catholic Christmas celebrations.

December 31 – New Year’s Eve celebrations.

January 7 – celebratory walk with the stars and Christmas concert. Orthodox Christmas.

WHERE:  Sophia sq.

WHEN: from December 19 to January 13.

HOW MUCH: free entrance.

Christmas locations in Kiev. 2020
Christmas celebrations in Kiev, 2020

2. New Year on Podil – downtown location

Second official location is organized on Kontraktova Square  In addition to the traditional fairs and food courts St. Nicholas residence will be arranged here as well.

WHERE: Kontrakt sq.

WHEN: December 7 until March 1.

HOW MUCH: free entrance.

Christmas celebrations in Kiev, 2020

3. Winter country at VDNH – metro Vystavkovyi center

Traditionally, for the fourth year, the Winter Country operates at the capital’s VDNH. The residence of Santa Claus and the Castle of Ice Sculptures are opened there.

There are also a festive fair and a puppet theater for children.

WHERE: Akademika Glushkova 1.

WHEN: December 7 until March 1.

HOW MUCH: free entrance, 250 UAH and up.

New Ice rink in Kiev
New Ice rink in Kiev

4. Roshen winter village – new location!

This year Roshen Confectionery Corporation has launched its own New Year’s location for the first time.

An ice rink has already been installed on the public space near the Roshen plant, which is one of the largest in Ukraine – almost two thousand square meters. In the Roshen Winter Village itself, there are a festive fair, a food court, and, of course, a Christmas tree. The organizers promise to open fountains next year.

WHERE: Nayku avenue 1.

WHEN: December 7 until March 8.

HOW MUCH: free entrance to the village. Entrance to the ice rink – from 100 hryvnia per person.

Souvenirs market in Kiev
Souvenirs market in Kiev

Where to buy gifts in Kiev?

Christmas gifts market on the Andreevsky descent.

Five floors of gifts from the best Ukrainian manufacturers of tableware, textiles, home decor, clothing, jewelry, books, toys, cosmetics, perfumes, accessories for women and men, souvenirs.

WHEN: December 21-22

HOURS: 10: 00-20:00

WHERE: 12 Desyatynna street.

Free entrance.

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