New Year 2014 in Saint-Petersburg. The program of celebration.
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New Year 2013-2014

New Year 2014 in Saint-Petersburg. The program of Celebration.

New Year 2014

Big Christmas Fair on Pionerskaya Square: Dec 19, 2013 - Jan 12, 2014

In mid-December at Pionerskaya Square in the center of the city, will unfold a grand Christmas Fair where citizens and guests of our city will be able to feel the spirit of the upcoming holidays. They'll discover the Christmas traditions of many foreign countries, including the UK, Germany, Spain, China and the United States.

The St. Petersburg Christmas Fair will open its doors to visitors on December 19, 2013. Here for 25 days, until January 12, representatives of foreign countries will build their small houses, where they will introduce St. Petersburg to their Christmas traditions and culture. Under the roof of each house will be a different country with its own unique atmosphere filled with the unique spirit of Christmas.

Representatives of the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, China , USA and many other countries will show the public their own cultural program to entertain guests and festive dishes of their national cuisines.

VIII St. Petersburg Christmas Fair will be held with the support of the Government of St. Petersburg and consulates from foreign countries.


Ded Moroz

Ded Moroz will come to St. Petersburg! Hohohohoho! - Dec 22, 2013.

On December 22, there will be an official opening ceremony of the New Year celebrations in St. Petersburg. On this occasion, there will be a parade on Nevsky Prospect. Ded Moroz (Russian Santa Claus) will visit Saint-Petersburg with his entourage and light up the main tree of the city.

The parade will start at 18:00 on Nevsky Prospect, and already at 19:00 on Palace Square will be a big celebration for St. Petersburg.

Later Ded Moroz will visit the Christmas fair at Pioneer Square.

The Christmas Fair on Pioneer Square will start on December 19. Here for 25 days, until January 12, the representatives of foreign countries will build their own set ups, where they will introduce St. Petersburg to their Christmas traditions and culture.


New Year\'s Eve 2014

New Year's Program on Palace Square: Dec 31, 2013.

On the night of New years, on the main square in the city will be a huge celebration for all residents and visitors of St. Petersburg. The theme of the celebration this year will be the Olympic games in Sochi. 

The event will feature festivities at Gostiniy Dvor and Malaya Konyushennaya Street. There will be mobile cafes where everyone can eat, drink hot tea or flavored coffee all night long. The celebration will be divided into three stages and end exactly at 4 am. At this time, the subway lines will resume their operations.  

Date: December 31

Free admission

Places: Palace Square, Gositiny Dvor, and Malaya Konyushennaya Street.

And  on January 1st at 3.30 am at Strelka of Vasilevsky Island, there will be a fireworks display, which will last for 10 minutes.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: New Year Fireworks Display has been cancelled


Ice City Saint-Petersburg

St. Petersburg will build a Christmas ice city: Jan 7, 2014.

By Christmas, the vast beach of Peter and Paul Fortress will be taken up by a huge Christmas city and everyone is invited to come and see it!

The construction will begin on January 6 and people can come and see the fascinating building process. In addition, professional sculptors will show guests some interesting parts of the ice city.

Everyone will be able to show their creative talent on how to build a real snow castle or paint a small house in a winter-like style. After construction, the castle and city will be a beautiful place for everyone to come and see!


New Year 2013

Metro will be open at night on New Year's: Dem 31, 2013 - Jan 1st, 2014.

This New Year celebration will have a bonus. Now you won’t have to worry about making the last train at midnight in the metro. The metro will be open for almost 24 hours! 

On the night of December 31 to January 1, the center of St. Petersburg will be flooded with people celebrating New Year's! The metro will close at 2 am and then it will open again at 4:10. This will make the celebration even better because now you won’t have to worry about running to catch the last train and can enjoy the festivities even longer at night!

Ground transport such as buses, trolleybuses, and trams will stop working around 9 pm and will resume working around 5 or 6 am. Nevsky Prospect will be blocked off at 9 pm, so you can take a walk on Nevsky Prospect and enjoy the celebration!


Christmas tree 2013-2014

Why is the city's main Christmas tree on Palace Square artificial this year?

St. Petersburg residents chose whether the tree should be a natural one or an artificial one by an online vote. The vote was in favor of the artificial tree. The collected data allowed the municipal authorities to decide to "change" the tradition of Christmas trees on Palace Square. This will happen for the first time in 20 years. The tree  is already set up on Palace Square and is expected to be decorated by Demeber 20, two days prior to the visit of Ded Moroz


Snowball Fight 2014

Grand Snowball Fight 2014 - January 12, 2014

Mid-January in St. Petersburg will be a large-scale snow battle in which each person is armed with snowballs.

It will be a huge snow battle, where everyone who came, will be divided into two teams and will be throwing their snowy bombs at each other. The action will take place in the park, near the metro station "Polytechnicheskaya". The limit of snow is not a problem, so feel free to bring your sled, sporting attitude, cheesecakes and, of course, a good mood! ;)

All participants will be met by the organizers at the exit of the subway station "Polytechnicheskaya" from 15:20 to 16:00.

Starting at 15:20

Venue: Metro station "Polytechnicheskaya"


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