Dec 15 – Dec 31: Top 10 Events in Moscow

Here is our Moscow Events Calendar 2019 with the main food and cultural events, shows for kids, free days and street and film festivals!

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Here are the most interesting events to attend this month in Moscow!

Big English Stand Up in Moscow

Dec 15

The comedians – mostly expats bring funny chat about life in modern-day Moscow and beyond to the stage and cater to the international audience. It’s a fun way to spend time after work right in the heart of Moscow!


“Mercatino Di Natale”

Dec 15 – Dec 17

The Italian “Mercatino Di Natale” fair  will be held at the Hlebzavod art space  from December 15 – December 17. It will encompass traditional food corners,  handmade items, souvenirs, as well as vintage items.  The entrance is free. Operating hours from 11.00 – 21.00.

Christmas Fairs in Moscow 2017-2018

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Free Museum Day

Dec 16

The best museums of Moscow offer free admission on December 16 – 2018.

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“Journey into Christmas” 

Dec 21 – Jan 13

The annual Christmas festival “Journey Into Christmas” will take place steps from Red Square with dozens of special stalls and tents, playgrounds and stages.

Christmas Fairs in Moscow 2017-2018

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 10 am – 11 pm. The entrance is free.

Bach’s Cosmic Concert at the Moscow Planetarium

Dec 19


The Moscow Virtuosi State Chamber Orchestra is holding a concert as part of the project “Classical Music for Night Owls”, at the Moscow Planetarium.

Under its starry cupola, the musicians will play Bach’s cosmic music. Johann Sebastian Bach composed more than 300 mesmerising cantatas full of light and hope.

Christmas Garage Sale

Dec 22 – Dec 23

The “Eskimo Festival” garage sale will be held  in the city centre at Artplay. Its organizers are never tired to entartain all visitors. This time christmas gifts will be presented all over the place, along with fancy accesories, stylish clothes and a large selection of antiques.

You can enjoy the unique atmosphere of the festival  with good for 2 days! The event will kick off at 12.00.Address is here.

International Party – (Pre)NYE 2019

Dec 29

International Party, the biggest FREE gathering in Moscow for expats, tourists, students and locals internationally minded, gets ready for New Year’s eve!!! Saturday, Dec. 29th, straight after last working day of 2018 is the right moment to meet, enjoy our international atmosphere and discuss the best plans for spending new year’s eve together! For more information, please, click, here

Artflection Needlework Fair

Dec 29 – Dec 30

The needlework “ArtFlection” fair is  taking place at ID Telegraph . Craftsmen from the biggest Russian cities will take part in the event. Operating hours are from 11.0 – 21.00. Entrance is free.

Legendary shows on ice with world-renowned Olympic champions

Nutcracker on Ice 

Dec 27 – Jan 7


As midnight strikes on a magical Christmas Eve, a toy Nutcracker comes to life, sweeping young Marie to a world of enchantment where she meets the Mouse King, the Nutcracker Prince and, of course, the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Set against a backdrop of projections, opulent costumes, magic tricks and special effects, the cast of World Level Championship level skaters dance to Tchaikovsky’s glorious score.

The Swan Lake on Ice with Evgeniy Plushenko

Dec 20 – Dec 31


This winter season the VTB Arena in Moscow will host a truly unique ice show based on the legendary fairy tale: the Swan Lake.

Two world-renowned Olympic-level figure skaters, Adelina Sotnikova and Yevgeny Plushenko, will present the Swan Lake as an ice show, a classical story brought to the stage with modern visual effects and technologies. The event is expected to be one of the most expensive shows of this season.

Comic Con in Moscow

Dec 22 – Dec 23

The International Comic – Con exhibition at the Sokolniki Exhibition Centre is a unique opportunity to be the first to see exclusive TV show and film premieres, learn of latest board games, comics and meet foreign and local film stars and special guests!

From the beginning the showcasing primarily comic books and science fiction/fantasy related film, television, and similar popular arts, the convention includes a larger range of pop culture and entertainment elements across virtually all genres, including horror, animation, anime, manga, toys, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels in the country.

Big English Stand Up in Moscow

Dec 29

The comedians – mostly expats bring funny chat about life in modern-day Moscow and beyond to the stage and cater to the international audience. It’s a fun way to spend time after work right in the heart of Moscow!


Russian New Year Ball

Dec 31 


The Kremlin’s New Year Ball is a beautiful end-of-year tradition – to recall the year with melodies, dances and fun.Among special guests are artists from Moscow theaters, the Cantadelamore Retro Jazz directed by Oksana Petrichenko and the Valery Show Ballet


New Year’s Eve Celebration with the Highest View

Dec 31

Enjoy the breathtaking New Year celebration with a spectacular view from the 90th floor of the highest building in Europe! See the New Year’s fireworks, meet Ded Moroz, who is Russian Santa Claus, and take part in an unforgettable New Year’s Eve with champagne and fireworks.


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