Orthodox Christmas time in Kyiv offers a great number of different events that will guarantee an atmospheric and interesting celebration. Locals and foreign guests will have a chance to experience authentic Ukrainian Christmas traditions and rituals and even become a part of it.
Photo: shutterstock.com Kyiv is a party capital that is steadily gaining in popularity with foreign visitors. Nightlife in Kyiv is vivid and diverse: you can find a bunch of underground spots for ‘cool kids’ as well as spend lots of money at more sophisticated places. Check out the best clubs in Kyiv to spend some quality time.
A 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.
Looking for the perfect karaoke bar in Kyiv to belt out show tunes or sing pop songs? Check out our favorite Kyiv venues, including lounge bars, night clubs and restaurants all offering fun karaoke singing experience.
Christmas holidays are getting closer. This is a time for kindness and affection, for good deeds and charitable actions. It’s no secret that Christmas holidays are especially awaited by children. Kids love presents, holiday atmosphere and festive mood of Christmas, sadly not all children can enjoy these things.
Photo: shutterstock.com Christmas is a time to disconnect from work, catch up with family, sleep in, watch the season's most anticipated movies, (over)eat good food, hit the slopes or get out of town. But despite these seemingly ideal conditions the holidays are not all reindeers and fruitcake — the stress of holiday gift shopping can take a serious toll.
The best winter events in Kyiv are mostly New Year and Christmas themed. Winter in Ukraine is a time for fun family events, Christmas markets and traditional festive celebrations. «Destinations» rounds up the most interesting and fun events to attend in Kyiv this winter.
Photo: shutterstock.com Kurazh Bazar flea market in Kyiv is perfect event to buy or sell Christmas gifts, enjoy the unique atmosphere of the Christmas party and spend some fun and exciting time with your friends and family.
Photo: shutterstock.com The Embassy of Spain in Ukraine, National Kyiv Opera Theater and Lladró Porcelain present the world ballet classics The Three-Cornered Hat premier and ballet-themed Lladró Porcelain exhibition grand opening.
Photo: shutterstock.com Each year the Jewish Agency organizes fairs. These are the people who are in the middle of the Aliyah process as well as those who have never thought of emigrating from Ukraine to Israel. Others are currently having some doubts or are about to make the final decision to go up for Aliyah.
Photo: shutterstock.com Find festive entertainment for your little ones with «Destinations»’ guide to New Year and Christmas performances for kids in Kyiv. Help make winter holidays even more magical while they're still gullible with a festive theatre show created especially with small people in mind. Treat your kids to a pre-Christmas present with one of Kyiv's excellent variety of shows for your kids.
Photo: shutterstock.com If you haven’t made your plans for this upcoming weekend yet, and the thought of cooking up another huge meal or just staying in makes you feel more weary than excited, you might want to consider spending the weekend elsewhere. «Destinations» rounded up a list of interesting events happening in Kyiv over this November 25-27 weekend.
Photo: shutterstock.com Ukrainians like to celebrate 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.
Photo: svitloconcert.com «Svitlo Concert» art foundation presents the most anticipated classical music event of the year. The legendary violin virtuoso Shlomo Mintz will give his first concert in Ukraine.
Photo: depositphotos.com Summer is over, however it seems like the music festival season in Ukraine keeps spinning. Festive fall in Ukraine offers a diverse program of events with something for everyone. «Destinations» rounded up top music festivals of autumn totally worth visiting.
Photo: depositphotos.com Now that summer music festival season is over, you can go back to seeing musicians as they were originally intended—inside concert halls, clubs and theaters. October brings plenty of high-profile acts to the city.
Before the interview with Ivan Marchuk I was excited. You can read in Wikipedia that this modern Ukrainian painter, People's Artist of Ukraine, laureate of Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine, inventor of his unique pliontanism style, in 2007 was included in the list of top-100 outstanding geniuses of our time according to The Daily Telegraph. All prepared questions seemed to me awkward and primitive when I was thinking of the interview with the genius.
Originally from New Jersey, Helen came to Ukraine in June 1998 to work for a US government funded technical assistance program for one year. She enjoyed the country so much that she found a permanent job as Program Hub Director for the US school exchange program FLEX. However, after the birth of a son, Helen’s career took a back seat and she decided to become a full time mother and an active member of the International Women's Club of Kyiv. Nowadays Helen has a dacha in Pyriatyn rayon, Poltava oblast, where she is actively engaged in an exciting hobby — ecological gardening.