New Year 2016
Let’s meet New Year 2016 and Christmas in Kyiv
This year, Kyiv will astonish everybody with the number of different topical venues for New Year and Christmas events. Enjoy the spirit of the season in 5 city squares - Sofiyska, Mykhailivska, Poshtova, Kontraktova, Troiytska and Spivoche Pole.
The central locations for winter festivities are Sofiyska and Mykhailivska Square, with the biggest Christmas market presented under the project "New Year between Two Bell Towers" (held from 19 Dec 2015 - 16 Jan 2016). The main New Year tree of Kyiv on Sofiyska Square will reach 26 meters high and will come from Ivano-Frankivsk. This brightly decorated New Year symbol will be situated just a 15-minute walk away from Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv.
You can enjoy winter views of 2 of the most famous squares from a viewing platform with slides or visit the skating rink near St. Michael’s Golden-Domed Cathedral on Mykhailivska Square. For children, there will be the children's railway, observation wheel and children's entertainment zone. The main host of the New Year celebrations will be Saint Nicholas. His winter residence will be on the right from St. Michael's Cathedral, where he will meet visitors and give out presents.
For an active and merry stay during holidays, enjoy the interactive scene with dance workshops, walk-around dances, Christmas carols battle, performances of young actors, interactive theater, contests and entertainment. On the main stage, there will be performances, including the symphony orchestra, popular choreographic collectives of Ukraine, folk groups, choirs, young performers, participants of TV talent shows and popular artists.
New Year between Two Bell Towers
Participate in a New Year's Quest "New Year between Two Bell Towers" and a flash mob "Chain of happiness between two bell towers". Fifteen themed days and 15 gala concerts during New Year and Christmas celebrations will provide a memorable experience for Kyiv citizens and guests. Other Christmas areas will be open in Kyiv on December 19.
"European Winter" will be held at the Poshtova Square (19 Dec 2015 - 10 Jan 2016), where guests experience a traditional European holiday atmosphere presented by different countries from Europe. Visitors will be able to get acquainted with festive traditions, taste traditional holiday dishes, buy souvenirs and visit a festive gala concert of children from all over Ukraine, including the area of ATO.
"Olympic Tree" will be held at Troiytska Square (19 Dec 2015 - 16 Jan 2016). This square near the Olympic football stadium will be turned into a big skating rink with ice slides for the entire period. While children will take part in hockey competitions, adults can learn something purely Ukrainian from numerous master classes.
In search of made in Ukraine
Another popular fair and festival "In search of made in Ukraine" (19 Dec 2015 - 19 Jan 2016) will take place at Kontraktova Square and will be obviously dedicated to New Year celebration. Apart from the fair, guests and citizens of Kyiv enjoy theatrical performances with live jazz music, fabulous sculpture park and attractions.
Winter Dream Land
The last venue, "Winter Dream Land" on Spivoche Pole (19-26 Dec 2015) will represent a traditional Christmas Ukrainian market. The guests will enjoy traditional Ukrainian celebrations, nativity plays, holiday Kulish (an age-old Ukrainian dish, popularized by Zaporizhian Cossacks), performances by famous Ukrainian groups and carolers. As usual, there will also be presentations for New Year compositions from all districts of Kyiv.
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