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TOP 10 New Year and Christmas fairs in Moscow this winter


New Year's holidays and Christmas in Russia are the most favorite time for citizens: colorful lights, Christmas music, the scent of magic in the air! Presumably, from December 13, 2024 to January 13, 2025, all the festive venues in Moscow are represented by the Journey to Christmas festival and will work every day seven days a week. We have collected the TOP 10 brightest venues of the festival to enjoy the festive atmosphere.

1. Fair on Red Square – GUM

GUM Square – a fabulous fair near the walls of the Kremlin

The design style of the Christmas fair on Red Square in 2023-2024 is Gzhel. This blue and white painting is a legendary symbol of Russian ceramics and porcelain. There are many gifts in souvenir shops: painted Christmas balls, felt boots, knitted mittens, Pavloposadsky and Orenburg shawls, handicrafts. Treats will be served from all over the world – Viennese waffles, Tula gingerbread, Bavarian sausages, Russian pancakes and hot fragrant mulled wine. You can also have fun skating and carousels here. The GUM skating rink is expected to open on November 30 and will operate until the end of February 2025. Admission to the fair is free, as always.

By the way, we have a list of free skating rinks in Moscow that operate every year in winter.

2. Sokolniki

Ice rink in Sokolniki

The Christmas Fair in Sokolniki Park is one of the venues of the large-scale citywide festival "Journey to Christmas". At the Sokolniki Fair, you can take part in vocal and dance shows and master classes, cook a dish at a cooking show, enjoy delicious treats, drink punch, buy original souvenirs and gifts, clothes, jewelry, listen to music and dance, have fun with family and friends. There is also an ice rink in the park in winter. Admission is free.

3. Tsaritsyno

Christmas market in Tsaritsyno

Bright blue boxes for New Year's mail and messages to Santa Claus have already appeared at the entrance to the park. Tsaritsyno invites young viewers to the New Year's performance "The Snow Queen", follow the schedule. Gingerbread cookies, Kolomna pastille, curly chocolate, Christmas tree toys, original handmade brooches, children's toys and many New Year souvenirs and gifts will be waiting for the guests. Admission to the fair is free.

4. Gorky Park

New Year decoration of Gorky Park, Moscow

Christmas fairs in Moscow will open their doors both in Gorky Park and in the Museum. Visitors will find Christmas souvenirs and gifts, Christmas tree toys, home decorations, knitted mittens and socks, designer clothes and ethnic souvenirs. Strolling through the fair, you can refresh yourself with delicious ruddy pancakes and pretzels with spicy tea. An ice rink is waiting for visitors in the park during the New Year holidays. Admission to the fair is free.


Christmas souvenirs

On the square in front of the exhibition pavilion "Tsentralny" at VDNH there will be a Christmas fair with towers and caskets where you can buy wooden toys, Christmas decorations, woolen shawls, knitted hats and mittens. The organizers promise a lot of culinary delicacies and a rich cultural and entertainment program. Admission to the fair is free.

6. Tverskaya Square

New Year's illumination at the monument to Yuri Dolgoruky in Moscow

Tverskaya Square welcomes guests with incredible light illumination! Santa Claus and Snow Maiden will meet Muscovites and guests of the capital at the festival venues. A fairground will unfold at the monument to Yuri Dolgoruky. Here, guests will be treated to festive national dishes from different parts of the country, you can buy handicrafts and New Year's gifts for relatives and friends. Herbal teas and lavender, Kalmyk leather goods, Yakut bone carvings and much more await guests in the pavilions of the fairground. Folk festivals in the center of Moscow are the most memorable event of the New Year!

7. Futuristic New Year in Veshnyaki

Modern decorations on Veshnyakovskaya street, vl. 16

The Christmas decorations at the Veshnyaki festival site symbolize global digitalization and the eternal movement of the city. Ultramodern design, streamlined shapes, futuristic architecture, bright colors – "Journey to Christmas" in Veshnyaki is one of the unusual and very attractive venues.

8. Kuznetsky Bridge

The Christmas fair on Kuznetsky Most within the framework of the "Journey to Christmas" program is represented by a gallery of designer Christmas trees, each of which will have its own unique decor inspired by the theme of sketches "Great Russia: Science. Culture. Sports". Kandinsky, Lobachevsky, Pushkin, Shostakovich are reflected in the interpretation of Moscow designers and artists and are waiting for Muscovites and guests of the capital.

9. Manezhnaya Square

Christmas decoration of Manezhnaya Square

Traditional Christmas entertainments and folklore heroes will be waiting for guests on Manezhnaya Square in a fabulous design: Grandfather Treskun from the Novgorod region, Yakut cold keeper Chyskhaan, Evenki Santa Claus Amaka Yining from the Krasnoyarsk Territory and Shakhta Baba from the Republic of Dagestan. Historical and fairy-tale characters will gather on the square: Emelya or Tsar Peter. At the New Year's fair, you will be able to treat yourself to festive national delicacies from different parts of the country, as well as buy handicrafts and local products as New Year's gifts for relatives and friends.

10. TSUM

New Year's market in TSUM

TSUM invites guests to the fourth floor, where the traditional New Year's market opens. People come here to buy incredible Christmas toys for the Christmas tree, Nutcracker figurines, fairy-tale characters, snow balls and a Christmas mood. Here you can order the decoration of the Christmas tree from floral designers: professional decorators and decorators will help you create an exclusive New Year's decor for every taste!


March 18, 2024 04:35 am



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December 17, 2023 06:21 pm
Thank you for the article! We are planning a trip to Moscow for the New Year Holidays! 🎄🎄🎄