New Year holidays in Saint Petersburg!
Dear friends, Happy New Year 2017!
To make your New Year holidays in Saint Petersburg unforgettable, we suggest you to see some of the following events!
1. New Year’s festival “North light”
In the center of Saint Petersburg on Malaya Konushennaya street during the month there will be a New Year festival “North light” where you can buy several souvenirs and soak into the New Year’s atmosphere of magic.
Date: December 10th 2016
Location: Malaya Konushennaya street
2. New year and Christmas fair on Elaghin island
Central park of culture and rest on Elaghin Island will do a New Year and Christmas fair from December 16th. Here you may find the open-air entertainments, an ice rink and much more. Everyone will have an opportunity to visit the fair because it is only closed to the end of January.
Date: December 16th 2016 – January 29th 2017
Location: Central park of culture and rest, Elaghin Island
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3. Winter festival at Moskovskaya square
There will be a grand winter festival on Moskovskaya square. For all inhabitants and guests of the city there will be show programs, ice sculptures’ park, icerink, winter attractions and Christmas fair. In the same place from December 24th to January 8th there will be also a “Russia – winter traceries” ethnographic program that allows to learn all the traditions of our ancestry and several nations of our country. A special event of the “Ethno Park” will be a festival of Santa Clauses of Russia. Here the winter wizards from several nations of our country will meet each other.
Date: December 22nd 2016 to January 10th 2017 at 12PM-10PM
Location: Moskovskaya square
4. Laser show on Palace square
From December 25th to January 7th there will be a laser show on palace square. The show is an incredible, breathtaking performance being demonstrated on one of the oldest building in Saint-Petersburg – the General staff on the central square. The light show 2017 on Palace square is definitely the main event of the New Year holidays with its immensity and spectacularity.
Date: December 25th – January 7th, 6PM-11PM
Location: Palace square
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5. Ice sculptures exhibition - “Snowy city”
The ice sculptures festival has already been opening on the Peter and Paul Fortress’s area for 10 years. This year the festival starts on December 26th and it will be opened until March 2017. There will be the famous characters from the fairytales and cartoons and an ice city with a symbol of the coming year – a big ice cockerel.
Date: December 26th 2016 – March 1st 2017
Location: Peter and Paul Fortress’ beach
Entrance: 0 – 500 rubles
6. New Year aqua show “Recipe of magic”
Olympic champions Maria Kiseleva and Olga Kuzhela have been presenting a New Year program “Recipe of magic” for 6 years. This year there will be the awesome performances of the stars of synchronized swimming, plunger’s tricks, aerialists, theatre and circus artists.
Date: December 28st 2016 to January 8th 2017
Location: Center of watersports “Nevsky wave”
Entrance: 600-1800 rubles
7. New Year saxophone show
On December 31st, in New Year’s eve, in the Georgian hall of Mikhailovsky Castle there will be a concert headed by a fabulous maestro Federico Mondelci. Thirteen Italian saxophone virtuosos will perform the best and the most popular hits of all time – jazz, folkloric, rock and classic.
Date: December 31st at 3PM
Location: Mikhailovsky Palace
Entrance: 2500 – 5000 rubles
New Year Eve in Saint Petersburg should be memorable!
8. New Year on Palace square
Palace square is a traditional place to celebrate New Year in Saint-Petersburg. As in the previous years, here will be the main Christmas tree of the city and an ice rink. On December 31st at 10PM there will be a performance from the famous artists, several dance crews and also a fair and President’s speech! In 2017 in Saint-Petersburg you may see a grand light show on the screen stretched on the Exchange building. The guests of the city will have an opportunity to see an awesome firework!
Date: December 31st 2016 at 10PM
Location: Palace square
We suggest to our small guest something special during New Year holidays in Russia!
9. Show – fairytale “the Nutcracker”
From January 2nd to January 7th 2017 in Saint-Petersburg’s Ice Palace will be a unique ice show, “the Nutcracker”. This show-fairytale is for all family, from baby to adult. A sponsor of the show is a figure skating star – Evgeny Pluschenko. It is expected to be the most spectacular show not only in Europe but in the world! The show has been created based on “the Nutcracker and the Mouse King” fairytale by German romantic novelist E.T.A. Hoffmann with P.I. Chaikovsky’s music. As the ice performance’s actors there will be the iconic figure-skaters who are the participants and the winners of the championships of different level.
Date: January 2nd – 7th 2017
Location: Ice Palace
Entrance: 450 – 4500 rubles
If you want to spend your New Year holidays in Saint-Petersburg in comfort home atmosphere, we advise you to reserve rooms at Nevsky Forum Hotel beforehand