Photo: shutterstock.com German Kirche in Odessa is hosting its annual Christmas Fair on December 13 -15th, 2016. Looking for gift inspiration? A last-minute bauble? Look no further than this most anticipated Christmas market in Odessa.
Photo: shutterstock.com Winter holidays in Lviv is a merry affair. Every year this city in the Western Ukraine attracts thousands of visitors, who are looking to experience the magical winter fairy tale in the heart of the medieval town filled with European Christmas atmosphere.
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: shutterstock.com Winter in Lviv starts with jazz. This good tradition was started by the oldest jazz festival in Lviv, Jazz Bez. Great live gigs, popular Lviv venues and late-night jam sessions, Jazz Bez festival got Lviv jazz fans covered in December.
Photo: shutterstock.com Most popular and beloved winter holiday in the Western Ukraine has been conquering the attention in other regions of Ukraine recently. St. Nicholas, the Ukrainian version of Santa Clause, brings something more than just presents for kids, St. Nicholas day marks the beginning of the winter holiday season in Ukraine.
Photo: Pinterest.com Candle Festival which marks the start of the winter festive season in the capital of Western Ukraine is one of the newest and most beautiful festivals in Ukraine. Lviv has seen many festivals, however this one is somehow special, locals say. Come and see for yourself the magic of medieval city being revealed in the blinking lights of hundreds candles.
Photo: British Council web page What do a 2016 Cannes prize-winning selection, a David Bowie tribute and the British Academy of Film and Television Arts’ short film series have in common? These and more fill the card of the 16th New British Film Festival, which will open on 10 November in Kyiv, and travel on to five other cities in Ukraine by the year’s end.
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: pinterest.com Annie Hall or Bananas? Blue Jasmine or Sleeper? What’s your favorite Woody Allen movie? In case you will be in Lviv over the next week don’t miss a chance to re-watch all time cinema classics at «Woody Allen Movie Festival».
Photo: kurazh bazar facebook page Early fall is a great time to attend various festivals in Kyiv: The festival calendar ramps up after the summer music festivals, but the days are still long and the evenings light. Explore our picks for the best autumn 2016 Kyiv festivals to catch.
Photo: pinterest.com GOGOLFEST is a multi-disciplinary contemporary art festival held annually in Kyiv. It’s named after Ukrainian-born writer Nikolai Gogol and is one of the city’s most spectacular art events of the year. The festival features various sections: theater, music, cinema, education, visual art, dance art, performance, literature and fashion art.
Photo: shutterstock.com Be mesmerized by the exhilarating jet demonstrations, world-renowned aerobatic performers, warbirds, vintage aircraft and an endless variety of interactive displays at the annual Avia Fest in Kyiv.
Photo: Manhattan Short Ukraine Facebook Page Manhattan Short is the world's most 'People Powered' Film Festival. During the week of Friday September 22 to Sunday October the 1, 2016 over 100,000 film lovers in over 300 Cinemas across 6 Continents will unite to view & vote on the Finalists Films' in the 17th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival. Manhattan Short is coming to Ukraine as well.
Photo: shutterstock.com Lviv gets exceptionally busy in fall. With all the bookworm crowd leaving the city after the biggest Ukrainian Book Forum in September, it’s the foodies who will take the stage in Lviv. «Destinations» brings the list of top gastro festivals in Lviv happening this fall.
Photo: pinterest «Jazz on Dnipro» is a major music event that will be held in Dnipro (formerly «Dnipropetrovst») during the upcoming weekend. The headliner of the festival is a world famous trumpeter and Grammy award winner Randy Brecker.
Valerie Stulikova, the president of IWCK (International Women's Club in Kyiv) and one of the organizers of the Charity Bazar in Kyiv, shares her impressions about Ukraine, expat community in Kyiv and her expectations about the future of this country.