10 Places to Visit in January

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We have gathered Moscow’s brightest events in January 2019.

The “Ice Moscow” Festival 

Dec 29 – Jan 13

The “Ice Moscow” Festival will open at Poklonnaya Hill. The main city monuments, museums, the Kremlin, Bolshoi Theatre and other buildings made from ice, are open to all visitors.

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Operating hours 12.00-22.00. Entrance fee will be announced shortly.

Free Christmas Light Show in Moscow’s Centre

Dec 11 – Jan 10

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.

Bunker-42 Tour and Cold War Museum

Every Saturday

Welcome to the secret nuclear bunker in the city centre! The tour takes you 18 floors underground, either via an elevator or stairs. The hands-on tour gives you the opportunity to try on old Soviet military uniforms and even play with the AK-47s that are on display. The guided tour will take you 65 m (213 ft) beneath Moscow, through secured tunnels and KGB rooms. See models of weapons and communications equipment of the USSR Armed Forces.The highlights of the tour are a simulated missile launching and a bomb detonation.

For thrill-seekers, this tour will be a fascinating and engaging trip back in time!


The “Scarlet Flower” (“Beauty and the Beast”) on Ice

Dec 27 – Jan 8


The “Scarlet Flower” is a Russian version of the famous fairy tale ‘Beauty and the Beast’ written by  in the 19thcentury. The Olympic champion Tatyana Navka will play the leading role performing along with World Championship Level skaters. Breath-taking high speed leaps, heartstopping throws and awe-inspiring acrobatics combine with sublime ice dance to make the Scarlet Flower a truly stunning show.


“Journey into Christmas” 

Dec 21 – Jan 13

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. The entrance is free.

Ice Rink on Red Square 

In January

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.

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.

High Jewellery in the Kremlin

Nov – Jan 13 2019

For the first time in Russia, the Moscow Kremlin Museums are holding a retrospective exhibition, presenting pieces of high jewellery art by world-known Italian Maison BVLGARI, which history dates back more than a hundred and thirty years. Over four hundred unique pieces of high-end jewellery from the BulgariHeritage Collection, are on display.

The history of the brand is closely related to such legendary women as Anna Magnani, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Ingrid Bergman, Gina Lollobrigida, Monica Vitti and Sophia Loren, reflected in the display which includes a considerable quantity of jewellery that expressed charismatic image and inimitable character of each woman. Entrance fee is 500 rubles. To purchase ticket, please, click here.

The Nutcracker Kremlin Ballet

Jan 18


Seeing a ballet in the heart of Moscow on the Christmas Eve must be every traveller’s dream. Having celebrated its anniversary, «The Kremlin Ballet» became one of the world leading troupe on the international scene performing at one of the world’s best ballet venues.


The Swan Lake in the Kremlin

Jan 19

The “Swan Lake” ballet with brilliant music by Pyotr Tchaikovsky is currently the most famous ballet in the world, and a symbol of the Russian ballet. The base of the story is an old German legend telling about a beautiful princess Odette turned into a swan by the curse of an evil wizard Rothbart.
The “Swan Lake” as performed by the Kremlin Ballet Theatre is an ever young lyrical charm of a classic dance inspired plasticity of pattern, a mysterious harmony of music and choreography.

Book Tickets HERE

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