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Moscow Christmas bazars

12.12.2014 – 11.01.2015
Winter holidays in Moscow is the time for colorful fairs, merrymaking and entertainment. If you want to learn more about Russian traditional crafts, buy handmade presents and taste different sorts of delicious food, don't miss the festival called “Journey to Christmas”. It will take place in the center of Moscow – from December 12th up to January 11th.

The most interesting sites of this festival are connected by a special pedestrian route. Every paticipant might get a special passport of a traveller and meet the most famous characters of Russian tales.

In the very heart of Moscow at Red Square Christmas travellers can enjoy folk-music and traditional dance concerts. Here you can meet Father Frost, see his sledge and even sit on his throne.

Near Christ the Saviour cathedral you can attend a charity fair, buy goods made with love and prayer and see some beautiful ice sculptures, taking part in the international contest.

 The fair at Kuznetsky Most is dedicated to tasty food. Here you can drink tea from Rostov's samovar, taste hot kvas, sbiten ( century-old Russian beverage), tea coctails, pastries and visit gingerbread workshop.

During winter holidays Chistoprudnyi Boulevard will turn into Artistic Boulevard. Here you can take part in different workshops dedicated to knitting, embroidery and felting. Visitors of the fair can buy handmade clothes, jewelery, ceramics and different accessories. 
On Arbat, Vozdvizhenka and Nikolskaya streets you can buy goods, produced in Golden Ring towns. Near Arbat you can visit Petrushka's theater, buy Pavlovo-Posad shawls, samovars and  pryank (gingerbread) from Tula, valenki ( felted boots) and ceramics.

On Vozdvizhenka you can find a lot of interesting things – from china dolls, Yelets lace, birch bark products to Orenburg shawls, Khokhloma and  pastila. On Nikolskaya street you can meet the characters of Samuil Marshak's fairy tale “Twelve months” and buy goods from Torzhok, Gzhel, Tver, Yaroslavl and Kirov regions.

Tsvetnoy Bulevard will offer a wide range of national products. Gourmets from all over the world are invited to taste meat, caviar, fish, balyk, honey and jam.

The special fair for young people will take place on Stoleshnikov lane. Here you can buy clothes and accessories from modern designers, see fascinating diode installations, Father Frost parkour, fire and stilts' shows.

The bazaar on Tverskaya Square is one of the most interesting. Here you can ring the bells, admire real ice clock, buy ceramics, ironwork and Christmas-tree decorations. You can also taste handmade hard-boiled confectionery and have a cup of tea in the samovar-bar.

On Novopushkinsky square the most sweet Christmas bazaar will take place. Lollipops, chocolates, sweet presents for children and painted gingerbread are waiting for the sweet tooth at any time.

During New Year holidays you can buy not only Russian produce, but also goods from other countries. On Pushkin Square the Christmas bazaar of Vienna and Salzburg will be held. New Year postcards, plaids, textiles, pumpkin-seed oil, marchpane and chocolate, famous Viennese carousel and Christmas-tree bazaar – here are the main attractions of this fair. Products from Denmark, Belgium, Austria, France, Czech Republic, Latvia and Switzerland can be purchased on Manezhnaya Square. Don't miss the opportunity to see the gingerbread house, the train with fried chestnut and unique wooden New-Year decorations.
Geneva Fair will be organized on Petrovka Street. If you visit this place, don't forget to taste traditional  raclette, Swiss tea, chocolate and marchpane. Pay special attention to candles, ceramics, leather belts and children toys.

On Kamergersky lane you can buy different goods from Prague - famous Murano glass, soft toys, textiles and national charbroiled sweets. Here you can also see a wonderful puppet show.

At Teatralnaya Square you can listen to street musicians playing the accordion and the violin, enjoy the show play and singing fountain. Wooden toys, gingerbread, honey, jams and Christmas angels also deserve your attention. 

Before going to the festival, our team of Moscow tour guides advises you to become familiar with the pedestrian route on the official web-site of this New Year project - http://festmoscow.ru/

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