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
31.10.2018 — 20.01.2019
East: Another Beauty Exhibition
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the State Museum of the Oriental Art. The State Museum of the Oriental Art is the only cultural center in Russia specializing in the storage, study and popularization of the eastern peoples' culture and art.
06.10.2018 — 17.02.2019
Arkhip Kuindzhi exhibition
More than 180 Kuindzhi's works from the collections of the Tretyakov Gallery, State Russian Museum and several regional museums are on display in the Engineering Building of the Tretyakov Gallery.
19.09.2018 — 20.01.2019
Mikhail Larionov exhibition
The New Tretyakov Gallery prepared a large retrospective exhibition of Mikhail Fedorovich Larionov who is one of the founders of the Russian avant-garde and its recognized leader.
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 “Bolshevik” 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:
13.10.2018 — 14.10.2018
Moscow is behind us 1941. The military-historical festival
Did you know that Borodino Field was not only the location of the Battle of Borodino during Napoleoinic Wars but also the place of a severe clash between the Soviet and German forces in 1941? Join the festival of military reconstruction where the events of the WW II will come to life.
21.09.2018 — 25.09.2018
Moscow International Festival 'Сircle of Light' 2018
Moscow International Festival "Circle of Light" is an annual event where light designers and experts in the field of audiovisual art from all over the world transform the architectural appearance of the Russian capital. For a few autumn days, Moscow will once again become a center of colorful large-scale video projections, fantastic multimedia shows with light, fire, lasers and fireworks. The entrance to all the festival venues is free.
24.08.2018 — 02.09.2018
Spasskaya Tower festival 2018
International Military Music Festival "Spasskaya Tower" is an annual tremendous show in the heart of Russia - on Red Square. A breathtaking musical and theatrical performance combines different musical styles, parade defile of military orchestras, dance and show performances, unique light and pyrotechnic shows
10.08.2018 — 22.08.2018
Times and Epochs 2018
The annual festival "Times and Epochs" will be held in the capital from 10 to 22 August. Its main sites will be located on Tverskaya Square, Nikitsky, Passion and Tver Boulevards, in Kamergersky Lane and on Profsoyuznaya Street.
20.07.2018 — 05.08.2018
Inspiration Interrnational arts festival
From July 20 to August 5, 2018 VDNKh for the fourth time will host Inspiration Interrnational arts festival. Each year its program is dedicated to one genre or one important topic of art from recognized classics to amazing experiments. This year the theme of the festival is theater.
19.05.2018 — 20.05.2018
Mousem Night 2018
On the night from Saturday to Sunday 19 and 20 May the museums of Moscow will be open from six in the evening until midnight, and in some museums guests will be allowed to stay until the morning.