Christmas Journey Festival 2017
16.12.2016 – 15.01.2017
For the fourth time already Moscow becomes a site for a Christmas Journey Festival – a colourful celebration of New Year and Christmas, full of bright events, shows, light installations and magical atmosphere. All over the city centre 144 fir trees will be placed to create a true spirit of New Year’s Eve. Muscovites and guests of the city will be able to take part in various quests and competitions: they will get the chance to prove their knowledge of New Year’s traditions and will get special coins to change for real gifts. Below you will find several theme areas to get some new impressions and positive emotions.
Manezhnaya square - «Magical time»
Here you will find the highest fir tree of the festival (17 m). Children will be happy to participate in workshops on cartoon making, gift wrapping and journalism. Adults will be waited for at Christmas fair, where they will be able to buy some New Year’s decorations (even antiquities), unique watches, carnival masks, etc.
Ploshchad Revolyutsii - «Magical ice theater».
Here the visitors will enjoy everyday ice ballet shows: Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Chippolino and Snow White. The theatre performances will include more than 50 professional skating sportsmen. The ice theatre will also work as a skating rink when there will be no shows. Both children and their parents will be excited to get a ride on «Milky way» – 100 metres slope near the Manezhnaya square.
A beautiful summer fountain will turn into curious «Musical forest» installation which will surprise guests with traditional Christmas melodies and light performance.
Pushkinskaya square – «Cozy time»
In Novopushkisky square the visitors will plunge into the world of fairy-tales: they will taste traditional Russian gingerbreads, pumpkin muffins and other sweets. Adults and children will get the chance to take part in free English lessons and robotic engineering workshops.
Novopuskinsky Square – «The Gingerbread village»
Kuznetsky Most will turn into some sort of fashion house and stylish place, where the clothes by famous Russian designers will be sold. Professional actors will conduct master classes on acting and theatrical performance for children. Moreover, you will see an exhibition of magical fir trees, decorated by hundreds of shining lights.
Kuznetsky Most - «Gallery of magical fir trees»
Gogolevsky boulevard - «Bethlehem star».
The decorations of the place near Christ the Savior cathedral will remind the visitors of the Nativity. Here you will be able to buy monastery goods, learn some of the religious customs and perceive the calmness and true beauty of Christmas.
Here you will see a real Christmas village with neat little houses, restaurants and a beautiful fir tree. Special goods such as cutlery, ware, Christmas decorations, sweets and various gifts will be brought from all over the Europe: France, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic.
Tverskaya square – «European Christmas fair»
Stoleshnikov Lane - «Warm time»
The visitors will be able to participate in special tea and coffee ceremonies and master classes on handcraft, New Year’s decorations, latte art and making of New Year’s drinks.
Moscow Current Events
28.06.2017 — 28.07.2017
Annual Flower Festival in GUM
A moth-long Flower Festival is to open at GUM Department store on June 28. About 370 000 plants of 17 species will be put on display, among them such beauties as geranium, blue lobelia, marigold, and coleus.
05.04.2017 — 30.07.2017
Zinaida Serebryakova Exhibition
The most complete collection of Zinaida Serebryakovaâ€™s works so far is waiting for visitors in Tretyakovâ€™s gallery on Lavrushinsky Lane, 12
Moscow in miniature
Would you like to see the central part of the largest city model that will enter the Guinness Book of World Records? You have an excellent chance to do it till the end of 2015 in All-Russia Exhibition Centre VDNKh. We belive that an architecture model of Moscow (Moscow in miniature) performed at a scale of 1:400 is really worth seeing.
Russian Impressionism Museum
Art-buffs are welcome to visit the Russian Impressionism Museum, which opened its doors in Moscow on the 28th of May. The exhibition hall is located on the grounds of the former â€śBolshevikâ€ť confectionery factory grounds.
Robostation in VDNH
If you are interested in everything connected with robots you should certainly attend one of the most curious interactive museum called Robostation, situated in All-Russia Exhibition Centre VDNH. Here visitors of all ages have a great chance to get acquainted with modern robots, take part in different activities, enjoy technopark, chemistry show and show of dancing robots.
Archive Of Moscow Events:
01.06.2017 — 12.06.2017
Times and epochs 2017
If you enjoy the beginning of summer days in Moscow, pay close attention to people on the streets â€“ you may come across a Roman legionary having a sweet chat with a fin de siècle poet. And do not to hesitate to believe your eyes, itâ€™s actually happening! â€śTimes & Epochs. The Gatheringâ€ť, one of the most spectacular historic reenactment festivals, is currently on Moscow streets and squares, attracting citizens and visitors of the city.
27.05.2017 — 28.05.2017
The Polytech Festival
End of May will be marked by an outstanding street festival Polytech, devoted to collaboration of science, art and technology. The festival will include various scientific and popular discussions, educational projects, and even modern theatre.
20.05.2017 — 21.05.2017
Moscow museum night 2017
More than 200 art spaces and museums are participating at the Museum Night, which has already become traditional May pastime. This year Moscow festival marks its 11th anniversary and celebrates 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution. Galleries and art centers will receive visitors until midnight and further, most of them â€“ free of charge.
15.04.2017 — 01.06.2017
Flower Festival at Aptekarsky Ogorod
Missing warm sunny days, greenery and flowers? So are we! Fortunately, harsh Russian winter is almost over and Moscow Aptekarsky Ogorod (Apothecaries' garden) is celebrating it with the XVII Spring flower festival.
12.04.2017 — 23.04.2017
Moscow Easter Festival 2017
As the capital is preparing for real spring, the streets begin to fill with curios decorations. They mark a great opening of Moscow Festival Â«Easter giftÂ», that will last from 12 April to 23 April.
15.03.2017 — 26.03.2017
Moscow Irish Week 2017
This year Moscow Irish Week, the largest Irish festival in Russia, marks its 25th anniversary and invites every fan of Irish culture to join the grand celebration. You are welcome to become part of the festival that features various music and dance performances, book presentations, concerts and special film screenings.