Say farewell to busy department stores and swap stressful Christmas shopping for something a little more laid back. Whether you're searching for a last-minute bauble or desperately seeking inspiration for the perfect gift, in 2018 Kyiv will host some loveliest Christmas markets and festive fairs. Kontraktova, Sofiyivska and Mykhaylivska squares will host the capital’s biggest Christmas market. Here you’ll find foodie treats, creative crafts, arty offerings and everything else you'll need to get your festive shopping done and dusted this year.
In 2018 Khreshchatyy Park will host «Carol-fest» with it’s «New Year DJ Bazar».
All the Christmas markers will start functioning on December 16, 2017.
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Lviv is another popular travel destination for winter holidays in Ukraine. Many Ukrainians from all over the country as well as guests from other countries come to Lviv in order to experience a truly magical winter fairy tale, which Lviv is creating every year. Lviv downtown is the perfect place to enjoy the New Year 2018 celebrations with twinkling lights, snow covered (if lucky) narrow streets and holiday events and activities to entertain the whole family.
Traditional Christmas Market will be opened on Svobody Avenue and Rynok Square on December 19, 2017 on St. Nicholas Day. Despite the fact, that Christmas celebrations are much more popular in Lviv comparing to the New Year celebrations, the city being the tourist center of Ukraine fully caters to numerous guests’ expectations. If you are looking for Christmas presents and dream of the lovely smell of a Christmas tree or the lovely sound of Christmas carols Lviv downtown is the place to be on the New Year’s Eve.
Visit Design Market One Day Shop Christmas Edition (happening on December 16, 2017) for all the holiday gifts you can possibly need. This fair is perfect to shop for authentic souvenirs, designer clothes, holiday gifts offered by young Ukrainian brands and spend some quality time with your friends and family listening to good music and enjoying delicious seasonal dishes and drinks at the food-courts.
This year Lviv also presents a new festive fair location - «Magical Christmas Town» in Pototsky Palace courtyard. The opening of the fair will take place on December 28, 2017. Hosts promise to turn the venue into a magical and whimsical world, genuine Christmas fairy-tale for both parents and children.
German Kirche in Odesa is hosting its annual Christmas Fair on December 22 -25, 2017. German Kirche on 68, Novoselskoho street started a good tradition of hosting an authentic European Christmas Fair in Odesa. Guests will have a chance to enjoy all the conventional attributes of European Christmas market such as Christmas carols, sweet punch, fragrant mulled wine, grilled German sausages and great variety of souvenirs and gifts.
The Fair is organized by St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran community. Among a hamper full of special festive events you'll find foodie gifts, hand-crafted things and usually a bit of glühwein to help you get into that merry spirit. The detailed schedule of the events and the list of vendors are available at the Kirche. Kirche Christmas Fair is the best place to wrap up your festive shopping in Odesa.
Read: December 2017 Best Festivals in Ukraine
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