Discover Moscow’s most decorated Christmas sites - Red Square, Manezhnzya Square, the Bolshoi Theater (from outside), Kuznetskiy bridge, Kamergersky lane, Stoleshnikov Lane, Tverskoi Boulevard and Arbat Street. Shop for handmade crafts, sip on mulled wine, enjoy traditional delicacies at famous Christmas markets (food depends on selected tour option) and learn about Russian Christmas and New Year traditions from your narrative guide.
Red Square’s Christmas and New Year Market
Meet your guide in the hotel lobby. Your tour will start by the #1 Red Square’s Christmas Market nestled between the Kremlin and GUM shopping mall which are tastefully decorated with a big number of lights and garlands. Shop for original handmade gifts, sample the traditional Russian dishes like blini with caviar, baked potatoes or spice cakes and enjoy a glass of mulled wine. And of course, do not miss a fabulous ice-rink nearby.
Continue to the The Fantastic Forest on Manehznaya Square and find yourself in the magic forest decorated with huge led snowflakes, twinkly lights and a huge Christmas ball. Have fun in a gigantic ice slide nearby, the biggest one in the Russia. Be inspired walking through the fashionable Christmas trees gallery. Feast your eyes on quirky and unique trees’ outfits created by the most famous Russian couturiers. Browse the stalls filled with designer toys, gifts and handmade souvenirs.
What’s the time? It’s tea time! Make your way to prominent market in Stoleshnikov Lane for coffee and tea ceremonies. Sample a great variety of tea blends, coffee and hot drinks with herbs, honey and cinnamon while guide will tell you about Russian New Year and Christmas traditions and national specialties.
Venture to Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street where you’ll be wowed by the Magic 3D Sky, the most fabulous high-tech installation in Moscow. Imagine yourself at a party with flashing mirror balls that sparkle and glow in vibrant colors. Try the best mulled wine and enjoy freshly bake gingerbread cookies at one of the coziest cafes before we move on.
Then proceed to Light tunnel on Tverskoy Boulevard literally lit up with the starry sky, created from 32 km of light strings. Continue to adjacent Tverskoy Boulevard and stroll along the magnificent 100 m long decorated light tunnel. By the way, do not forget to post a great selfie on Instagram.
Soak up the festive atmosphere at the neon-lit Arbat Street dotted with stalls and chalets where you can find unusual decorations for Christmas table like tablecloths, napkins, sets of porcelain, souvenirs with the author’s paintings and Christmas decorations.
Finish your Christmas tour at Arbat Street and enjoy the Magic Garden Ring performance taking place on adjacent Smolenskaya Square every day throughout holiday season or warm up with a hot chocolate.