Yoga, horror, and balls – things to do in Kyiv for New Year weekend, December 29-31, besides obvious parties

St. Sophia Countdown And classic. You will never miss it if you do the countdown with basically whole country near …

St. Sophia Countdown

And classic. You will never miss it if you do the countdown with basically whole country near main Ukrainian New Year tree at St. Sophia’s. Warm yourself up with some mulled wine and enjoy the combination of old historic view and modern neon lights.

WHERE: St. Sophia square

WHEN: December 31st,  23:00


Art exhibit: Fragile State

PinchukArtCentre hosts a huge international exhibit, with 10 great world artists participating in it. The show represents the delicate state of vulnerability as a reflection to surrounding world. The meaning of ‘Fragile State’ stretches from the personal vulnerability of body and soul to the wider ideological, cultural and social vulnerabilities. The exhibit has been there since mid-summer, but if you haven’t have had a chance to see in, you still have a week to go.

WHERE: PinchukArtCentre

WHEN: June 17th, 2017 – January 7th, 2018


Kyiv New Year ball

The “Mascam Rad” theatre invites you to a show that represents the New Year celebration in Kyiv Families in 1920th. Here you will find a big roundtable, lights, samovar, original Olivier salad, witchcraft, spiritual séances and other old and fun activities. The ball is a costume party, so its guests are asked to be creative in their outfits. And, of course, make sure you’re dressed comfortably for dancing.

WHERE: Kyiv castle, at Lesya Ukrainka Boulevard 12-14

WHEN: Tonight, December 29th, 19.00


Spectacular New Year Strauss Music

An amazing festive classic concert played by National Presidential Orchestra. ‘Kaiser-Valzer’, Der Zigeunerbaron and Die Fledermaus music will please any true Strauss fan.

WHERE: Kyiv National Philharmonic Theatre, Vladimir Descent 2

WHEN: December 30th, 19.00

HOW MUCH: 80-400 UAH

New year horror day

This horror pre-New Year night is a present of Barvy club owners to its loyal fans. Let’s say bye to 2017 together with metal, instrumental metal and rock. Horror and unique ‘Barvy’ atmosphere guaranteed.

WHERE: Barvy club, Kovalskiy lane, 5

WHEN: December 30th, 18:00



Yoga marathon

If you want to enter the coming year cheerful, 3-hour yoga marathon is one way to do it. Work with your body, release the stress, exercise your stomach to deal with a heavy holiday diet, and fully relax.  Enter 2018 with a peaceful mind and healthy body.

WHERE: SADHANA Yoga studio, Zakrevskogo str., 9

WHEN: December 30th, 12.00 – 15.00

HOW MUCH: Optional donation of 100 UAH

   Très Français

A really French night with a favorite French music and amazing chef-d’oeuvres of French cuisine. Enjoy foie gras, croquet, excellent red wine and the magnificent atmosphere of one of the most romantic countries in the world.

WHERE: 3 Kostyolna str

WHEN: December 30th, 19.00

HOW MUCH: No entrance fee, meal prices according to the menu


If you ever wanted to spend a night in the atmosphere of Alexander Dumas novels, this is a right place to go. A French Royal Ball at Praha restaurant will bring you back to Maria Antoinette epoch. Make sure your outfit matches the theme. Pianoboy, French cuisine and fireworks above the lake will highlight the night.

WHERE: Praha Restaurant, Akademika Hlushkova ave, 1

WHEN: December 31st, 19.00

HOW MUCH: No entrance fee, meal prices according to the menu, reservation required

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