Best Ice Skating in Kyiv: Top 7 Rinks

Weather for skating and other winter activities now is perfect — snowy and frosty! Get on ice and test your skating skills if you haven’t already!

1. Snow Country

Entertainment fair "Snow Country" has an impressive ice rink, which is called the largest in the city. Its area - 4000 square meters, designed for beginners and experienced skaters. There are also instructors at an additional cost. Skates rental is included in the ticket.

Where: National Expocenter

When: 10:00 to 23:00 on weekdays, 10:00 to 00:00 on weekends

Harry Potter Christmas at Sky Family Park

Sky Family Park

2-T Generala Vatutina street, Kyiv

December 19, 2015 to February 28, 2016

10:00 to 22:00


Sky Family Park becomes a Harry Potter adventure with various winter entertainment and decorations.

Magic lessons, mail owls, dancing, qiddich and a real Christmas reception in the magic  castle!

Did Moroz will be there too for small kids.


Entrance: 40 UAH, entrance with unlimited entertainment: 150 UAH

Doctor Who Christmas special in cinemas

Good news for Doctor Who fans! Ukrainian cinemas are showing a Christmas special of the long-standing British science fiction series in English with Ukrainian subtitles. Kyiv and Kharkiv are on the list! 

Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song ​(2015)

Star Wars in English: Where and When

New Star Wars film will be shown in three Kyiv cinemas in English. Get your tickets and enjoy!


Zhovten Cinema
26 Kostyantynivska street, Kyiv

3.30 p.m. - Saturday, 19th of December;
3.30 p.m. - Sunday, 20th of December;
9.00 p.m. - Monday, 21st of December;
6.20 p.m. - Tuesday, 22nd of December;
6.20 p.m. - Wednesday, 23rd of December.


Gift Ideas: Ukrainian Christmas Shopping

Ukrainian brands are making more interesting and quality things every day, and the number of shops and fairs where they can be found, is increasing.

For example, this year many Christmas fairs are held all over the city. From clothing to food and Christmas decorations, you can find a lot Ukrainian-made goods there.

23rd Annual Charity Bazaar - International community of Kyiv helps Ukraine

December 5, 2015

NSC Olympic

55 Velyka Vasylkivska street, Kyiv


Entrance: 70 UAH for adults, 20 UAH for kids and pensioners



VII Kyiv International Blues Festival

5 December 2015, 18:00

Music Hall “Master Class”

16 Lavrska street, Kyiv

Entrance: 100 UAH


The festival can be described as a real blues revue – all the musicians are preparing special programs for the event. Invited musicians and three vocalists, vivid show, musical surprises - and that's not all!

Guests: Stanislav Chumakov & Max Tavrichesky duo (UA), Eugenia Gudkova & Ruki’v’Bruki band (UA), Ivan Blues (UA), Robert Lighthouse (Sweden), Bloom Band (UA).

Artisan Coffee Festival 2.0

28-29 November 2015

Platforma Art Factory

1 Bilomorska street, Kyiv

Entrance: Free


28-29 November Platforma Art Factory invites you to the Artisan Coffee Festival.   

The festival will host a lounge area, a playground, dj-cafe. In the next section you can watch the masters of latte-art and order your own unique pattern on a coffee. And the organizers will open their small coffee plantation and a library where guests can browse and buy books on the history and theory of the preparation of the drink.

Films in English at Kinopanorama

Every Tuesday and Thursday

Kinopanorama cinema

19 Shota Rustaveli street, Kyiv

Entrance: 40 UAH


Want to see movies in English on a big screen? Welcome to Kinopanorama cinema! Every Tuesday you have a chance to see classic movies, every Thursday – new ones from current year.


Upcoming events:

19 November: Youth (2015), 15:00 and 21:00

Movie Performance “Man with a Movie Camera” with a live music

Movie Performance “Man with a Movie Camera” with a live music

21 November 2015б 20:00

Kinopanorama Cinema

19 Shota Rustaveli street, Kyiv

Entrance: 40 UAH


V Festival of Video Poetry CYCLOP holds a unique project - screening of the restored film "Man with a Movie Camera" (1929, Dziga Vertov; 68 min.) with a modern musical soundtrack created by Vitaly Tkachuk’s Quartet from Odessa. In his compositions Tkachuk combines funk, ethnic, classical and modern jazz.


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