10 Places to Visit in January
I have gathered Moscow’s brightest events in January 2018.
The “Ice Moscow” Festival
Jan 2 – Jan 8
The “Ice Moscow” Festival opened on January 2 at Poklonnaya Hill. The main city monuments, museums, the Kremlin, Bolshoi Theatre and other buildings made from ice, are open to all visitors.
Operating hours 12.00-22.00. Entrance fee is 300 rubles for adults.
Source (Russian) here.
Free Christmas Light Show in Moscow’s Centre
Until Jan 8
A Christmas light show is being projected onto the facade of the Manege Museum on Manezhnaya Square daily until Jan 8. Entrance is free. Operating hours from from 20.00- 22.00.
“Journey into Christmas”
Dec 22 – Jan 14
The annual Christmas festival “Journey Into Christmas” takes place steps from Red Square with dozens of special stalls and tents, playgrounds and stages.
The festival encompasses 38 special zones in the city centre. More than 100 stalls, selling different products, will be within the bounds of the fair. Operating hours from 10 am – 11 pm. The festival will be held until January 14. The entrance is free.
Ice Rink on Red Square
The legendary rink on Red Square offers free admission on Mon-Fri from 10 am until 3.30 pm! On Sat-Sunday – from 10 am until 11.00 am the entrance is available with no ticket required!
On Jan 25 the entrance to the ice rink will be free for all students of Moscow universities. The central Moscow rink opened on November 29. Operating hours: 10 am – 11.30 pm.
For more information, please, click here. (Russian)
The biggest rink of Europe at VDNKh
The biggest rink of Europe at VDNKh has opened this winter in the All-Russia Exhibition Centre . It can hold up to 5,000 people at a time.
This season the area will encompass a new winter observation deck. The final price list will be published here.
Free Museum Days
Jan 2 – Jan 8
The best museums of Moscow offer free admission from Jan 2 until Jan 8. Check the list of the museums here.
The “Diamond Fund” Jubilee Exhibition
Until Jan 15
In honor of the jubilee, the Fund and the State Historical Museum welcome you to share in a unique cultural experience.
The exhibition of jewelry art, called “The National Treasures of Russia” displays legendary masterpieces of Russian gold and silver jewelry of the late 18th – 20th centuries, Different parts of the exhibition illustrate the main stages of the jewelry art development.
The State Fund of Precious Metals and Precious Stones was founded in Russia in 1719 in order to provide the storage of coronation regalia, and later of rare gems and outstanding jewelry.
Ticket prices start at 400 roubles.
The Kremlin Ballet
Until March 1
Seeing a Ballet in Moscow must be every traveller’s dream.Having celebrated its twentieth anniversary, «The Kremlin Ballet» became the leader among choreographic companies of the country. Check the repertoire for January. Ticket online sale starts just a few days before the show.
Christmas Traditions at Moscow’s Museum of Fashion
Until Jan 21
Moscow’s Museum of Fashion opened a new exhibition dedicated to the international traditions and history of celebrating Christmas and the New Year Eve around the world. Entrance is free! Operating hours 12.00-20.00.
The “We Are Stars” Show
Until March 2018
The Moscow Planetarium presents the premiere of the We Are Stars full-dome show, which explores the mysteries of chemistry in space.
During the film, viewers will be able to go back 13.8 billion years to see how the first hydrogen atoms were created and how the synthesis of carbon and the formation of the molecules of life took place. The film’s creators used super computer simulation data on the formation of the early Universe provided by the Institute for Computational Cosmology at Durham University (UK). The film has won several awards at various film festivals.
The film is available in Russian, English, Spanish, French and Chinese languages.The total duration of the film is 25 minutes. Address Sadovaya-Kudrinskaya 5 .Entrance prices start at 450 rubles. For information in English, please,click here.
“Scary Tales of Bosch” and “Peter Bruegel. Inverted World” – 2 exhibitions in one place ONLY in January!
Until 31 Jan 2018
In January 2018 two international exhibitions are open in the ARTPLAY centre. The exhibitions at ARTPLAY are original and integrated shows consisting of short films covering the core works and images of two legendary painters Hieronim Bosch and Pieter Bruegel.
Some say that Hieronim Bosch was a surrealist artist, ‘an honorary professor of nightmares’. Some insist that his paintings contain encrypted secret formulas used by alchemists, astrologers and sorcerers at the time. And some believe he was a heretic, a follower of some banned sects, even though he is known to have been an extremely religious person.
Pieter Bruegel was the greatest member of a large and important southern Netherlandish family of artists in the 16th-17th century. He was an astoundingly inventive painter and draftsman, and, due to the continuity of the fa,ily trade and the industry that developed in prints and his works, Bruegel’s impact was widespread and long lasting. The exhibition at ARTPLAY is an original and integrated show consisting of short films covering the core works and images of the painter.
Ticket prices start at 450 rubles. Operating hours Sun,Mon-Thurs – 11.00-21.00 Fri,Sat – 11.00-22.00
Check the details (Russian) here.
Address: Nizhnyaya Syromyatnicheskaya St, 10
Until Feb 4 2018
The first retrospective of “the Japanese Andy Warhol” Takashi Murakami in Russia is on display at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, offering a completely new perspective on this prolific artist’s output.
Open daily, 11 a.m.–10 p.m. Ticket prices start at 300 rubles. Check the details here