Christmas celebrations at ‘Kyiv Rus’ amusement park
The biggest history-themed amusement park in Ukraine ‘Kyiv Rus Park’ invites you to its huge Ukrainian Christmas celebration events. Those include equestrian stunts, fireworks, and special effects. Fairy-tale heroes will make up a real Ukrainian ‘vertep’ (Christmas movable theatre), and some fortune teller will be able to predict your future. Learn a few words from ancient Kyiv Rus language, try traditional kutya, grilled sausages, mulled wine and horse-reddish vodka. If this doesn’t warm you up enough, you can participate in traditional group round dancing.
WHEN: January 6-8
WHERE: ‘Kyiv Rus Park,’ Kopachiv village
HOW MUCH: 50 – 150 UAH
’A4, ballpoint pen’ exhibit in ‘Karas’ gallery
The exhibit was established in 2006 as a one-time fun experiment. However, it got so popular, that managed to grow to one of the most waited annual art projects in the city. During the 12 years of its existence, it gathered 4000 ballpoint pen drawings and had ten catalogs of works issued.
WHEN: Until February 28th, works Monday -Saturday 11 am to 7 pm
WHERE: ‘Karas’ gallery, Andriivskiy descent, 22-A
HOW MUCH: Free
‘Yummy food fair’ at Manufactura Outlet Village
Professional confectioners will gather in one place to please the guest with their best handmade sweets and even teach them how to make ones. Ukrainian Christmas carols, twisting show, bubble show, sand animation, and handmade goods market – there never can be too much fun when it comes to Ukrainian Christmas fair. Join it!
WHEN: January 6-8th, 12 pm – 6 pm
WHERE: Manufactura Outlet Village, Obukhiv highway, 2. Khodosivka village
HOW MUCH: Free
Christmas program at St. Sophia
An ongoing market near the country’s leading Christmas tree will have its enlarged plan this weekend. You will be able to observe a traditional ‘star keepers walk’ and enjoy the Ukrainian Christmas concerts on the stage in the evenings.
WHEN: January 6-7th
WHERE: St. Sophia square
HOW MUCH: Free
‘Pyrohiv museum’ Chrismas
An open-air ethnographical museum always runs a Christmas mass in its 270 years old st. Paraskeva’s church. If masses are not your thing, you can visit a huge carol singing and ‘vertep’ Chrismas theatre party. That also involves traditional Ukrainian Christmas ‘goat leading’ if you ever wondered what that is.
WHEN: January 7th
WHERE: ‘Pyrohiv’ ethnographic museum, Akademika Tronka str.
HOW MUCH: 40 UAH
‘All Star Jazz’ Ray Charles music concert
‘HIT THE ROAD JACK!’ And many more favorite songs of the 50th musician, who changed the history of many genres of music. Ray Charles life path is an excellent example of struggles and overcoming, and his music is full of passion that never ages. Played by Ruslan Egorov quartet.
WHEN: January 7th, 19.00
WHERE: The Architect House, Boris Grinchenko str., 7
HOW MUCH: 225-400 UAH
Bachata Party #1 Christmas edition
If you feel like switching your cold winter mood to the rhythms of hot Dominican bachata, make sure to visit the second floor of the Bessarabskiy market on Sunday. Organized by Bachata Blanca, and partnered with Mambo dance Class, Bachata DC, Ravado Dance Studio, this evening promises a hot Christmas night!
WHEN: January 7th, 7 PM – 11 PM
WHERE: Jamoon, Bessarabska square, 2
HOW MUCH: To be confirmed