Ukrainian cities celebrate New Year and Christmas: List of events

Author : Polina Davydova

Source : 112 Ukraine

We will tell you what events will take place in the regions, and where concerts were canceled due to coronavirus
23:04, 28 December 2021

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Although Ukraine will not strengthen quarantine measures on New Year's Eve, the Ministry of Health still recommended staying alert for the threat of the Omicron strain: get a course of vaccination, wear protective masks, keep social distance, avoid closed spaces, crowds.

The Ministry of Health recommended, whenever possible, holding meetings and festive events with no constant contact between people in the open air. In connection with the adaptive quarantine in the Volyn and Zaporizhia regions, there are "red zone" restrictions for the unvaccinated. In addition, a number of cities have refused to host major events for New Years or Christmas. We will tell you what events will still be held and what you need to pay attention to.

Festive program in Kyiv

According to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, this year the celebration will be held without festival events, big stages and concerts.

During New Year's Eve on Sofiivska Square, it will be possible to view or leave online greetings that will be projected on the bell tower.

Souvenirs, hot drinks and snacks can also be bought at one of the holiday locations, which will operate in compliance with safety rules.

On December 30, there will be an excursion for children around the St. Sophia Cathedral.

Mykolaiv: No concerts and a skating rink only for the vaccinated

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There will be no mass festivities, fireworks and the solemn opening of Christmas trees for the New Year in large cities of the region (including Mykolaiv), the Regional State Administration said.

At the same time, certain events will still be held. Only people with green or yellow certificates will be allowed on them. In case of non-compliance, the organizers will pay a large fine.

What will be present in Mykolaiv? Food courts, an ice rink and shopping pavilions will operate on Cathedral Square.

Concert in Odesa

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But in Odesa, unlike Mykolaiv, there will be a holiday for the New Year. The group TiK will perform on Dumska Square. The New Year's program starts on December 31 at 22:00 on Dumska and will end no earlier than 02:00.

Also, animators will will give away prizes and gifts, an orchestra of Santa Clauses, musical and dance groups of Odesa will appear on stage. The concert will be interrupted by congratulations from the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky and Mayor Gennady Trukhanov. After that, the residents of Odesa will watch fireworks.

On the square there is a City of Sweets with a carousel, on which children from boarding schools, socially unprotected and large families can ride for free.


In Cherkasy, ​​from December 25 to December 27, from 14:00 to 19:00, a concert and entertainment program will be held on Cathedral Square.

    On New Year's Eve, from 23:00 to 02:00, city residents will be waiting for entertainment with musical accompaniment and holiday greetings.

    On January 1, from 12:00 to 12:30, a race will take place on Cathedral Square.

Celebration in Lviv

The main tree of the city is located near the Opera House. The celebration program is divided into three categories. In particular, the following events will take place in the city center:

    December 23, 24, 30, January 13, 27 at 19:00 - Nativity scene based on Zhadan's poems at the Lviv Academic Theater "Both People and Dolls";

    January 8 - Flash of the Christmas Star festival at the Square in front of the opera;

    December 16-19 14: 00-20: 00 - Residence of St. Nicholas;

    January 6 12:00 - installation of the Christmas didukh on Yavorskogo square, 7;

    January 13 - New Year's party at the Lviv Academic Youth Theater named after Les Kurbas;

    January 7-19 - the Velyka Kolyada festival, Church of the Holy Eucharist (Museum Square).

All these events will take place in compliance with quarantine standards.


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There are four New Year's locations in Zaporizhia: on Mayakovsky Square, on the Rainbow fountain cascade, Shevchenko Boulevard and on Khortytsya island, on the Cossack Circle.

The main Christmas tree is located on Mayakovsky Square. The main festivities on the Rainbow fountain cascade will begin on December 31, artists will perform and an ice rink will operate. Also, festive events are organized on Khortytsya.

On the night from 31.12.2021 to 01.01.2022, public transport will work until 02:00.


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In Kharkiv, on December 31, residents are invited to celebrate the New Year on Svobody Square. Events here start at 23:00. The program includes a disco, carnival show and performances.

Also, during the winter holidays, a traditional musical for children will be held at the Kharkiv Municipal Cultural Center (77 Plekhanovska Street).


Until January 14, concerts, festivals, competitions, discos, as well as karaoke shows, online events will be held near the main Christmas tree:

On December 25, at 18:00, a concert by the participants of the Christmas voice television talent show will begin near the main Christmas tree. The participants of the Voice of the Country will perform. Also DJ / MC disco will be waiting for the guests of the holiday.


On January 1, at 14:00, a program for children "The Christmas tree calls friends" will be held on Cathedral Square.

On January 7, the Soborna Square will host festive programs for the city's religious communities.

January 8 at 13:00 the Shevchenko park will host a festive program "For a cheerful kolyada to bring joy to the house", at 14:00 the Cathedral Square will host the concert program "A star has risen - the kolyada has come".

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