Where to go for New Year's holidays in Moscow?

Where to go for New Year's holidays in Moscow?

Where to go for New Year's holidays in Moscow?


In the beginning, let's define the restrictions in force today:


All shops and cafes visitors, public transport passengers, as well as other crowded places are required to wear personal protective equipment - a mask and gloves

⭕️ The self-isolation regime is maintained for pensioners, citizens with chronic diseases, and pregnant women

⭕️ Until the 15th of January, children's leisure facilities are closed and all activities for children are suspended

⭕️ Bars, discos, and other entertainment venues are closed for visitors at night until January, 15

⭕️ Also, until the 15th of January, the work of exhibition and cultural events with the participation of spectators is suspended

⭕️ Temporarily suspended the work of museums and galleries in Moscow


So, where, then, should you go for the New Year's mood?


Despite the seemingly impressive set of restrictions in the capital, the authorities have prepared enough free events for a bright New Year celebration.

It is not known yet whether to expect a traditional fair and fireworks in the capital, so we have collected several interesting places that can be visited on New Year's Eve.

Pavilion "Smart City"
VDNKh, pavilion No. 461
A collection of Moscow technologies that help create a comfortable and safe city. The pavilion is divided into thematic zones with unique interactive displays. Zone "Intelligent Transport", "Digital Medicine", "Active Moscow" and many others. The entrance is free.
Opening hours: Tue-Sun from 11: 00-20: 00

RAS Observation Deck
Prosp. Leninsky, 32, lit. A, p. 1
A little-known observation deck, next to the new building of the Russian Academy of Sciences, located at a height of 60 meters. The site is open around the clock, and the entrance to it is free and there are relatively few visitors. From it you can look at the Academy of Sciences, the monument to Yuri Gagarin, the embankments of the Moskva River, the skyscrapers of the Moscow City business center and the spire of Moscow State University.
Opening hours: every day all day

Main department store - GUM
The passage of the Upper Trading Rows was the name of GUM at the beginning and played a significant role in the development of the country's trade. Today, the country's main store hosts many events. This is not just a store, it is a department store, a leisure center and an art space that is constantly being improved.
Opening hours: daily from 10: 00-20: 00

Central streets
Light arches on Tverskoy and Pushkinskaya, streets, the lighting design of which imitates the starry sky, a tree on Manezhnaya Square, 12 meters high. Throughout the capital, parks and streets are already decorating for the new year and this should not be missed!