Kiev weather in winter. What to see in Kyiv in the winter?
When winter comes to Kiev, it may be surprising that Kiev weather is so cold, and yet you want to wander more and more with crystal streets amidst a crazy scree of winter silver.
Spring, summer, autumn are, of course, the time for seas, active recreation, all sorts of excursions around Kiev, but winter has its priorities. Winter is skis, skates, Christmas trees, toys, hot chocolate, and romance.
What to do in winter, if you come with the family?
The first thing you must see in Kyiv in winter is the New Year tree.
Usually, the Christmas tree is set on the Sophia Square in early December. There is also the New Year’s Fair, where you can buy unusual gifts for the New Year, taste hot wine and all kinds of delicacies: pies, shish kebab, rolls, pancakes, etc. You can also make a photo with Santa Claus, Snow Maiden, pigeons.
During this, famous artists perform on the stage, despate of the cold Kiev weather, and next to them, the children come down from the slides. Everything around is flickering and shining.
During the holidays, walking in Kyiv, you deserve something more. You will not regret if you hire a private guide who will show and tell about festive sights, traditions of celebrating the New Year and Christmas.
Previously, the whole New Year celebration was held on the Independence Square. However, after the revolution it was decided to change location for Sophia Square.
After this, fascinating Khreshchatyk will capture your attention completely – that is indescribable beauty! You will feel like in a fairy tale, being in the center in the New Year period, and the question what to do in the winter in Kiev will immediately disappear. But to feel the fullness of the splendor, it is better to visit the center in the evening.
Kiev in winter for fans of outdoor activities
Winter activities: tobogganing, skiing
What winter is without sledges, skis and other attributes of winter holidays during snowy Kiev weather! Winter entertainment in Kyiv are available at every step. Metropolis offers the people of Kiev and guests a real winter resort in the heart of the capital – Protasov Yar near the metro station “Palace of Sports”.
Here you will find four routes of different lengths – from 150 to 500 m, including a slope for the smallest. Professionals will enjoy a complex trail with jumps and obstacles. To get to the top of the hill you can use lift. The resort operates daily from 10 am to 10 pm, at weekends you can ride at night. All necessary equipment is available for rent.
If your accommodation is near the Hydropark, then there is no question where to go in Kiev in the winter. In the Hydropark, you can ski and ride on slides. The Holosiivsky forest is also glad to welcome the visitors. It is especially crowded on weekends.
Fans of extreme like the Landscape alley and the park complex near the Motherland Monument. Here you’ll find the steepest descents, a lot of natural obstacles. If you are not yet ready for acrobatic somersaults on a snowboard, just watch others jumping – it’s no less interesting.
You can ride on sleds and plates in the Park of Glory as well. There are many different slopes: steep, and not very, both for adults and children.
Avalanche entertainment center offers fun attractions for both adults and children. Address – 6 D Berkovetska Street. There is a large number of different attractions for different tastes and different level of fear:)). Everything is brand new and reliable. You can spend the whole day here!
Racers can try сarting. Although the winter in Kiev came into its own – fans of fast driving conquer the intricate twists of snow-covered slopes on fast machines.
In Kiev, you can ride carts in the cart-center of Terminal Entertainment Center in Brovary. In the Terminal, there are two interesting tracks – covering is excellent, the quality and condition of the carts is good; acceleration is good and danger is minimal, and you’ll definitely get lots of impressions.
Where to go with a girl in the winter when it’s a really cold Kiev weather? To Blockbuster Carting Club on 34-B Stepan Bandera avenue, close to Petrovka metro station. Here you can ride a double cart – just right for a couple in love. Carting works until late evening – great time for unforgettable date! In addition, here you can go roller-skating, take a girl to the movies, have a delicious dinner, play bowling, etc.
There are dozens of ice stadiums in the capital where you can skate. One of the popular places is a free skating rink on Mikhailovska Square. It is very crowded and fun in the evenings and on weekends.
To diversify your program with active rest, go to the skating rink with the children, and then enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. In Kiev, there are many shopping and entertainment centers where you can skate. One of the biggest and most popular is the Dream Town on Obolon. Dream Town is the solution to the question of what to do in Kiev in winter, if it’s cold and you are not willing to go anywhere. I recommend it to you, because there is everything the heart desires: movies, videos, skates, shops, restaurants, cafes, water park, exciting interior and many more.
There is winter outside, and your heart seeks summer? In Kiev in winter, water parks are working. Go down from the high slide and plunge into the cool water of the pool – what can be better for fans of relaxation on the water. There are several water parks in the capital. The most popular ones are in Dream Town and in Terminal Entertainment Center in Brovary.
What to see in Kiev in winter
Theaters and concerts
In wintertime, Kiev can surprise with its extensive concert program. Both fans of rock and adherents of classical music will be happy. The theaters of the metropolis have a diverse repertoire, which includes long-known performances and premieres of new plays. For small spectators, puppet theaters have prepared a series of performances with funny characters.
Where a fan of art can go in Kiev in winter? Exhibition complexes and art galleries invite to see interesting expositions. Kiev Picture Gallery National Museum or the National Art Museum of Ukraine or the Museum of Ukraine, or the Museum of Kiev or the Pinchuk Art Center – there is more than enough.
In addition, special programs are expected in the open-air museum Pirogovo; it is a museum of folk architecture and life, a kind of Ukrainian village of the 19th century with old Ukrainian huts.
Where to go in Kiev in the winter to remember this exciting adventure for a long time? Try the games in quest rooms. Unusual atmosphere and limited time create an atmosphere of danger. You only have an hour to get out of the locked room. You will need all your savvy, creativity and ability to solve puzzles. Interesting quest rooms, in my opinion, are offered by Vzaperti. All rooms are very well thought out in terms of organization, theme, logic, surprise and interior.
Factory of Christmas-tree toys
In the first half of the day, you and especially the children will be interested in visiting the factory of Christmas toys, where you will see the process of making Christmas tree toys; moreover, you will try to make your own toy by making a unique inscription or pattern on it.
Adults, as well as children, will also be happy to see dolphins in the Nemo Dolphinarium in Kiev. Dolphins make very exciting show for their guests. Both adults and children are happy and excited! Reviews have always been the best!
Where you can walk in Kiev in the winter
You can just wander the festive streets of the metropolis, and you can spend a walk with good results. Go to VDNKh – it is boring neither in winter nor in summer.
The concert hall “Zymova Kraina” (Ukrainian for winter country) on the central alley of VDNKh hosts magic theme shows. For example, this New Year they make a performance with Santa Claus, Snow Maiden and other fairy-tale characters. Your child can become a participant of the show!
Restaurants and cafes
Still think where to take a walk in Kiev in the winter? Go to the restaurants and cafes of the capital. There you can try different cuisines of the world, enjoy a variety of interiors and the entertainment offered.
Children and adults will definitely like brand restaurant “Lvivska maysternya shokoladu” (Ukrainian for Lviv cholate factory). Here, you will not only taste the best coffee in the world but also be treated with incomparable sweets, and be surprised with a variety of chocolate products.
“Lvivsky Plyatsky” offers very special meals – Ukrainian cheesecakes and strudels with a variety of fillings, prepared according to old recipes.
The ancient capital of Ukraine is multifaceted and will not give its guests a slightest chance to get bored. There is always entertainment and interesting places, which are definitely worth a visit. The travel agency is ready to help tourists in compiling the route for the most memorable places in Kiev.
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