Where to go on New Year’s holidays in Moscow?


Fortunately, there are plenty of entertainment options in Moscow. Choose what you like – a skating rink, an exhibition or a theater. Or maybe a sports competition or a party with cool music? You can choose endlessly and there is a chance to miss all the fun because of the inability to stop at one thing. But we did everything for you and collected the most interesting events for you, so that you definitely won’t regret leaving the warm blanket 🙂 

1. Adastra

A new immersive theater show from the ATMASfera 360 project. is a performance, dances, theatrical productions and a huge spherical screen with a visual show. From January 2 to 8 at the Stas Namin Theater you will be able to spherical projection of the Universe and communicate with it (with the Universe, not a projection). The audience will be accompanied by actors – participants of the Burning Man festival. What will the earthling answer to the Universe when it turns to him?

2. Samskara

A show that has become synonymous with the word “immersive”. During the New Year holidays, you will have the opportunity to visit the Android Jones audiovisual show from 12:20 to 22:00, and at 17:00 or 18:30 – the immersive show of mystical music “Samskara-360”. The spherical dome provides complete immersion in what is happening! Until December 31, tickets are on pre-sale at a special price.

3. Skating rink on Red Square

Where else, if not to Red Square, to go in winter for a sense of celebration! The open GUM skating rink has been operating for ten years, and during this time it has become one of the symbols of winter Moscow. If you want, take your skates and ride along with other Muscovites and tourists; or you can sign up for a hockey master class from Alexei Yashin or figure skating from Yuri Ovchinnikov. In 2019, the ice rink will be open until February 28.

4. Exhibition of ice sculptures

This year, the Ice Moscow festival will again take place on Poklonnaya Hill. In addition to it, ice figures can be seen at VDNKh, in Victory Park, in Sokolniki and Muzeon Park. Great idea to walk with the kids and take cool photos!

5. Snowboard Park on the Arbat

This year, a hundred-meter snowboard park will be built on Novy Arbat. There will be both small slides, for beginners, and more complex ones. Athletes will give lectures and conduct open lessons. In addition, amateur snowboarding competitions will be held, where certified destinies will choose the winners. So, if you can’t get on the track this year, grab a board and go to Novy Arbat!

6. Music and dancing in Gorky Park

On New Year’s Eve, music will sound in the park: famous DJs and artists will perform. You can celebrate the New Year at home or, for example, on Red Square, and then walk to Gorky Park (by the way, Tverskaya Street will become pedestrian during the holidays). The dance floor will be the entire park, decorated with illumination, and they promise to place a horizontal Christmas tree above the entrance. But on other holidays there will also be something to do! Gorky Park traditionally has a skating rink and restaurants.

7. Hogwarts on Taganka

This year, Tagansky Park will turn into Hogwarts during the holidays! A spruce from the Forbidden Forest and magic chess will be installed in the park. Visitors to the park will be able to try the magic potion and those same chocolate frogs (by the way, they are completely vegetarian), as well as participate in quests and contests along with the heroes of the Harry Potter books. Nothing is known about the distribution hat, so it’s better to take your own: you won’t freeze for sure 🙂

8. Water show “The Tale of Tsar Saltan”

If you are thinking about where to go on holidays with children, then think about a theatrical performance based on everyone’s favorite fairy tale. The action will take place on the territory of the Dynamo water stadium, right in the pool. Popular Russian athletes will transform into heroes of Pushkin’s fairy tales and perform a performance combined with tricks on the water. The show will run from December 29 to January 6. 

We wish you active and interesting holidays! 

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