Moscow Christmas and New Year Markets
sees Christmas markets open their doors in Moscow. Here you can
complete your Christmas shopping and enjoy custom holiday treats
like mulled wine and gingerbreads. Although such markets are less
popular in Russia than in Europe, they remain an essential part of
celebrating Christmas and New Year in Russian cities.
Here are some of the more interesting Christmas markets in Moscow:
Christmas Market at the Central House of Artist
More than 150 art studios, galleries, art shops and artists have been preparing all year to present their unique works at the Central House of Artists. You will be able to choose from a great variety of handicrafts, jewelry, clothes, accessories, Christmas toys and other gifts made of silver, leather, beads and stone.
Christmas Market at Crocus City
The first European style Christmas Market in Russia starts December 16. It brings to Moscow the best traditions of French, German and Austrian fairs.
Buy unique craft persons items and New Year gifts. Around 200 stalls, selling different products. There is a funfair for families. Special New Year performances and puppet shows. Visit one of the open cafes and taste traditional Christmas food and drinks.
Christmas Market “The Other Things”
This Christmas market is organized by a well
known Russian art project, “The Other Things”, which unites
craftsmen and presents their works to public. The first fair was
held in 2006 and aroused great interest among people. Since that
moment the project has started to organize various handmade craft
fairs and city festivals.
There are various workshops which cover; New Year
New Year Art Fair in Sokolniki Park
Another great winter festival called, “The Wonderful Garden” will take place in Moscow’s Sokolniki Park. It will contain a mix of art, music, original gifts, handicrafts, workshops and games.
Christmas Market at the Art Centre “Vetoshny”
The main theme of this Christmas fair is dolls, toys and childhood. The art centre will be transformed into a wonderful market, offering souvenirs, original gifts, toys and trinkets for Christmas.
Soviet New Year Tree
Christmas market at the Art Centre “Vetoshny” will be working every weekend during December and this place is worth visiting during your winter travels. An added attraction is the nearby GUM shopping centre with its great mix of famous stores, cafés and restaurants.