Best 2017 New Year’s Eve Events in Moscow

What are the secret ingredients of an unforgettable New Year celebration? Surely, snow, glistening decorations, and that magic moment when you’re stepping into the new year. If you are going to spend this New Year in Moscow, here are the top-7 events of the New Year’s Eve.

 

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Christmas Tree in downtown Moscow

New Year’s Eve 2017 Moscow guide

  • New Year’s Eve 2017 on ice rink, Red Square

This must be an unforgettable experience indeed! Just imagine: as the chimes of the Spasskaya Tower sing out midnight, unknown people start congratulating each other, snowflakes glittering, fireworks going off all over the city, lighting up the sky.  Make a wish while the clock is striking twelve, and your dreams will come true! For all the Christmas and New Year ideas check out this https://www.mos.ru/en/

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Red Square at Christmas

  • Harry Potter style party, Tagansky Park

Everybody who’s read Harry Potter books must remember the cozy atmosphere of Christmas in Hogwarts: Hagrid would bring a huge Christmas tree from the Forbidden forest, elves would cook even more delicious dishes and Missis Wesley would knot another sweater. If you want to immerse yourself into the magical world of J.K. Rowling, you definitely should come.

  • 90’s Russian style party in Sokolniki Park

Miracles do happen on the New Year’s Eve: don’t miss the chance to go back to the good old days and enjoy nostalgic atmosphere of the 90s. The festive activities and events promise to be many and various, among them pop stars of the 90s with their hit songs and covers of popular Christmas songs, special targets for snowballs and ice rink in the forest.

  • Journey to Christmas

400 fabulous light installations by artists from Russia, Italy and France. Journey o Christmas is a series of charming little fairs, where you can buy unique gifts, see street theater performances, circus and ballet on ice from professional skaters at the Revolution Square.
Kuznetsky Most, for example, will surprise you with a wide selection of accessories, clothing and original toys from the young Russian designers. Here you can see a wonderful exhibition of Christmas trees designed by a Russian fashion designers: Valentin Yudashkin and Igor Chapurin, Alexander Terekhov, Anastasia Romantsova, Alice and Julia Ruban.
Festival “Journey to Christmas” will last until 15 January, all the events and activities are free of charge.

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Christmas and 2017 New Year in Moscow

  • New Year’s Grand Ball, Hotel Metropol

The essential part of every New Year celebration in Imperial Russia were balls. On the New Year’s Eve you will have a unique chance to experience this long-standing tradition and spin around the ballroom in waltz and polka!

Dress Code: Black tie. Tickets can be purchased here: http://www.venskibal.ru/#booktickets-ny

  • Ice slide, Revolution Square – Manehznaya square. Oh what fun!.

Attraction for children and adults! A gigantic ice slide – 7 m high, 100 m long  – has been installed between Revolution Square (Ploshad Revolutsii) square and Manezhnaya Square. Being a part of annual festival “Journey to Christmas” the slide is open everyday until January 15.

  • The Nutcracker, the Bolshoi Theatre

These words – ‘nutcracker’, Bolshoi, Chaikovsky simply speak for themselves, don’t

they?  Chaikovsky’s immortal ballet has been on stage since the premiere in the Mariinsky theatre, St. Petersburg in 1890. Challenging choreography, world top orchestra, and the renown story, which is much more than just a fairytale for children, will make this New Year unforgettable!

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Christmas balls

 

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