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Ukrainians like to celebrate the New Year’s Eve with friends and family. And in spite of freezing temperatures, they often toast the New Year outdoors, when the sky lights up by fireworks.

With the holiday season under way and Christmas and the New Year just around the corner, December is the perfect time to discover new places and enjoy every moment of holiday season. Whether you’d like to be sipping mulled wine at Lviv’s iconic Christmas market on Rynok Square or go to the mountains for spectacular winter scenery and skiing, here are some ideas for where to go in December in Ukraine.

Wonderful and feel-good experience for all ages, attending opera or ballet in Kyiv National Opera House is a great idea for spending winter-holiday evening. Guests will have a chance to enjoy all-time classic performances and Christmas-themed concerts. «Destinations» narrows down top December 2017 performances in Kyiv Opera House.

Our favorite winter holidays are on the way, and the spirit of celebration and fun is already in the air.  Undoubtedly, showy weeks of December are the right time for partying, dancing and listening to energizing music to keep the holiday mood. Check out the best December 2017 concerts in Kyiv, where you will enjoy the most exciting music vibes.

Lviv gets exceptionally magical in winter. To set you in that special Christmas mood, "Destinations" rounded up a list of Interesting December 2017 events in Lviv.

This year, the National Opera of Ukraine in Kyiv celebrates its 150th anniversary. Just imagine – 150 years of excellent ballet and opera performances, that touched hearts of thousands grateful visitors! On occasion of this important jubilee, the new season in Kyiv Opera is going to be exceptionally bright and exciting. Check out the main upcoming opera and ballet performances at the National Opera of Ukraine in November 2017.

Thanksgiving Day is a traditional holiday, celebrated in the USA and in Canada. According to an old tradition, on Thanksgiving Day all generations of a family gather at one table, and each person expresses gratitude for all the good things that have happened to him/her during this year. Thanksgiving Day is a favorite event for many people, including those who live far from home, for example, in Kyiv. So how to celebrate Thanksgiving 2017 in Ukrainian capital?

November can be fairly called the gloomiest month of the year. However, those who know how to have fun do not feel blue even in these chilly days. We are sure: going to an inspiring music show is one of the best ways to escape somberness of November days. Visit the best November 2017 concerts in Kyiv and let soul-touching melodies warm up your heart.

Trick or treat! All Saints` Eve, better known in Ukraine as Halloween, is on the way. This unusual American holiday, traditionally celebrated on October 31, became popular in our country only a few years ago. However, it is already highly appreciated by young people, who just love to dance all night in the costumes of zombies and vampires. Let us check the best thematic events for upcoming Halloween in Kyiv 2017.

On October 14, Ukrainians celebrate Defender Day in order to honor heroism and courage of brave warriors, who protect independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and to consolidate the spirit of patriotism in society. In 2017, Ukrainian Defender Day falls on Saturday, so the official holiday will be shifted to Monday, October 16. In such a way, Ukrainians are going to have three days off in a row. Let`s check out how Ukrainian cities will celebrate Ukrainian Defender Day 2017.

Festival calendar in Ukraine gets exceptionally busy in fall. Lviv is flooded with the bookworm crowd arriving to the city for the biggest Ukrainian Book Forum in September, Kyiv attracts many visitors for the major art festival of the year Gogol Fest, that’s just to name a few. «Destinations» gathers together a list of the most interesting autumn 2017 festivals in Ukraine.

Lviv is considered to be a festival capital of Ukraine. It seems like Lviv dwellers have a festival of almost everything these days: coffee festival, beer festival, Pampukh (traditional Christmas donut) festival, «Nalyvka» and «Nastoyanka» traditional strong liquors festival, cheese and wine festival and many more. However, one of the oldest and most beloved festival in Lviv is festival of Chocolate also known as National Chocolate Holiday.

As usually, in autumn Kiev becomes the capital of festivals. This beautiful season inspires people to create and attend the most exciting events. Let`s taste delicious food, wine and beer, listen and dance to vivid music, watch fancy retro cars and costumes and just enjoy life to the fullest at autumn festivals in Kiev.

In October, autumn begins to manifest itself with full measure, bringing cold weather, gray sky and pouring rain. The warm days are gone until next year, so we all feel the need for something that will cheer us up. Attending a bright music show is one of the best ways to stay positive and inspired, so let`s check out the list of October 2017 concerts in Kyiv.

"Golden Lion" theater festival was founded in 1992 in Lviv. Now Golden Lion is one of the most prestigious theater forums of Ukraine. Every year this theater festival transforms Lviv into a huge theatrical scene, where spectacular performances from the leading European theatrical troops take place right on the streets and squares of the city.

Nino Katamadze, a famous Georgian singer and composer, is one of the most talented and emotional artists of modern jazz music. Performances of Nino have already won hearts of music fans not only in her homeland Georgia, but all over the world. Nino Katamadze performs and makes records together with Insight jazz band, headed by Gocha Kacheishvili. After their fantastical show on Atlas Weekend festival in Kyiv, Nino Katamadze & Insight are returning to Ukrainian capital with a big solo concert on September 28.

On September 13 -17 special guests from over 15 foreign countries are to come to the Lviv Book Forum, the single most important event for literature and publishing business in Ukraine. If you are serious about books, Lviv in September is a place to be.

Kyiv iconic street food festival «Ulichnaya Eda» celebrates its 4th birthday. From August 18th to August 20th, 2017 «Ulichnaya Eda» is getting ready fro the record breaking number of visitors. All the guests will be generously entertained by numerous surprises, presents, contests, raffles and quests, cake fights, alley of stars grand opening ceremony and festive treats from the food court participants.

Summer is coming to its end, but it’s not a reason to get upset. Time to party in overdrive to have this summer engraved with unforgettable emotions, vivid impressions and rich feelings. Best end of August 2017 parties in Kyiv will make it possible to have indelible mark on your summer party experience.

Very soon the vibrant blue and yellow colors of Ukrainian flag will adorn the streets of every city to commemorate the important national event of our Ukrainian Independence Day. All region capitals will celebrate this event. Meanwhile, Kyiv had begun preparing for this day a couple of weeks in advance.

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