In December Kiev begins preparations for the Christmas and New Year celebrations. Traditionally, Main Christmas Tree grand opening takes place on Sophia square in Kiev on December 19, 2021. Ukrainians celebrated Christmas mainly on January 7th, still January 25th is turning to be tradition as well. Visit Kiev and explore Orthodox Christmas together with Catholic one!
The most beaustiful Christmas markets in Kiev, bright photolocations, delicious food zones and numerous attractions for children are listed in one place for your convinience!
Looking for the Christmas gifts for your beloved ones? Definately, VSI.SVOI is the best choice for that! It is traditional Christmas market just in the historical heart of the city.
VSI.SVOI – the best Christmas market in Kiev to buy gifts and to feel Christmas mood
5 zones of gifts from the most beautiful Ukrainian crockery, textiles, home decor, clothes, embellishments, books, baby toys, cosmetics, home fragrances, accessories for women and children, gastronomic joys.
Three weekends full of gifts, Christmas mood and New Year spirit.
- WHEN: 11-12 December, 18-19 December, 25-26-26 December
- OPEN HOURs: 10: 00–20: 00
- WHERE: Kiev, 12 Desyatinna street.
Sophia Square – the main Christmas tree in Ukraine, 2022
The Ukrainian’s main Christmas tree on Sofia Square traditionally will be lightened on December 19. This year Christmas tree will be decorated in the traditional nativity scene.
The Christmas tree will have 10,000 ornaments – red and gold toys. The 31-meter-high tree shines with a 10-kilometer garland of warm light in the form of a large dome. A skating rink will be set up around the monument to Bohdan Khmelnytsky. A warm art recreation area will be placed on the square.
- WHEN: December 19, 2021 – until January 16, 2022.
- WHERE: Sofia Square, Kiev, Ukraine.
Roshen Winter Village – 2000 square metres of the Christmas mood
Christmas tree with a tunnel in the Arctic style is awaiting in the center of the open-air skating rink. If you try to count all the lights in the town, you will get a total of about 200,000 holiday lights. This is one of the brightest locations in Kiev.
December 11, more than 2,000 square meters will be filled with aromas of dishes and drinks from famous Ukrainian restaurants. The most famouse street food operators will offer guests mulled wine, fragrant sweets and even herring!
Minus 10% when paying with a Visa card.
- WHERE: Kyiv, Demiivska metro station, 1 Nauki Avenue.
- WHEN: Skating rink schedule: 12:00 – 22:00 (weekdays) 10:00 – 22:00 (weekends and holidays).
Santa’s residence on the VDNH, Kiev
Santa’s Residence 2021 is a fabulous performance, exciting adventures, a chemical show from the elf Alchemist, an “operation” to save Christmas and a New Year’s flashmob. This year, magical photo zones, fairy-tale elves’ workshops and a real Christmas post office will help you immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere, where everyone can write a letter to Santa.
- WHERE: VDNH, pavilion №9.
- WHEN: from December 11 to January 9, 2022.
- COST: UAH 290 / person.
Osocor Winter Residence – the best place to slide downhill and skate on the ice rink!
Osocor Winter Village invites you to a magical town based on “Harry Potter” movie.
The following itinerary awaits you:
- Thematic homes and characters, “Slanted Lane”, the atmosphere of a real Hogsmeade;
- Practices and experiments from the main magicians and teachers of Hogwarts;
- Osocor Ice skating ring;
- fun slides and carousels, amusement rides;
- workshops for children;
- a variety of food courts, theme bars;
- evening dj sets.
WHERE: 2 Vinogradna, Street, Kyiv region. Osocor residence.
Admission fee: 350 hryvnias – working days / 500 hryvnias – weekdays.
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Happy Christmas and New Year 2022!