Lviv Christmas and New Year – Event schedule 2019/20

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The Lviv Christmas and New Year season is much longer than in other countries. Ukrainians celebrate Christmas on 6th and 7th of January and even until the middle of January there holidays that are related to Christmas in Lviv. But Lviv also has a long tradition of Roman-Catholic Christmas as well, as the Polish people of Lviv have always celebrated it as well. That’s why many events already start in the middle of December in Lviv. And of course New Year is right in the middle! Come and see some traditional Ukrainian Christmas in the most beautiful city of Ukraine!

Lviv Christmas Market 2019 – 2020 Events

Lviv Christmas Market Dates 2019: December 13th – January 19th

The Lviv Christmas Market is a rather new one. But nevertheless quite a few people come to see it. There are more than 100 huts in 2 different locations: On Rynok Square and in front of the Opera on Prospekt Svobody. Many of them sell local crafts and exhibit products related to the winter period in Ukraine. Also they have some entertainment for kids as well as food stands and places that sell tasty mulled wine for adults. The Lviv Christmas Market in 2019 starts on December 13th 2019 and it runs until after Ukrainian Christmas on January 19th, when the Ukrainian holiday of Vodokreshchyna, when people go ice bathing.

St. Nicolas will be welcoming kids from December 14th to 22nd at his hut at the Christmas Market on Rynok Square (daily from 2pm to 8pm)

From the 9th until the 25th of December there will be a Christmas Packing Shop and Post Office right in front of the Lviv Town Hall on Rynok Square.

Another cozy market worth a visit will be the Lviv Christmas Market in front of the Potocki Palace on Kopernika Street. It will last from December 7th until January 14th.

Other Lviv Christmas events, concerts and performances

7th – 20th December, (daily 10am to 8pm except Monday)
St. Nicholas’s Palace
Kavalier Boutique Hotel, Staroznesenska Street 70, Lviv

14th December, 1pm to 8pm
OneDayShop – Christmas Edition – Unique shopping possibility with things from artists and other small producers that you can’t get anywhere else.
Lviv Art Palace, Kopernika Street 17, Lviv

16th and 19th December, 4pm each
Musical fairy tale “The adventure of St. Nicholas” performed by Dudaryk choir
Maria Zankovetska Theater, Lesy Ukrainky Street 1, Lviv

19th December, 6pm
Ceremony of placing Lviv’s Christmas tree
Svoboda Avenue, in front of the Opera House

19th December, 7pm
Christmas Concert
Lviv Organ Hall, Stepana Bandery Street 8, Lviv

20th -21st December, 11am
Performance – Road to Christmas
Theater for Children and Youth,

21st December, 2pm
Snow Queen – The premiere of the New Year’s performance
Dovzhenko Theater,

21st December, 9pm
Concert – Evening of Christmas Classics
Lviv Organ Hall, Stepana Bandery Street 8, Lviv

22nd December, 6pm
Concert – God is with us! Understand the people
Opera Theater, Svobody Avenue 28, Lviv

22nd December, 6pm
Concert – Christmas Symphony
Lviv Regional Philharmony, Chaikovs’koho Street 7, Lviv

25th December, 7pm
Concert – Christmas in Lviv style
Lviv Regional Philharmony, Chaikovs’koho Street 7, Lviv

25th December, 5pm and 7.30pm
Concert of orchestra Lords Of The Sound – “Grand Christmas”
Maria Zankovetska Theater, Lesy Ukrainky Street 1, Lviv

25th December, 6pm
Concert – NOVAКОЛЯДА
Dovzhenko Center, Chervonoyi Kalyny Avenue 81, Lviv

27th December, 6pm
Music Comedy Christmas Night
Maria Zankovetska Theater, Lesy Ukrainky Street 1, Lviv

27th December, 12pm
Verbal act “Tabernacle of the Golden”
People and Dolls Theater, Oleksandra Fredra 6, Lviv

31st December, 3pm
Concert New Year
Lviv Organ Hall, Stepana Bandery Street 8, Lviv

31st December, 9pm
New Year Film Party
Lviv Film Center, Volodymyra Velykoho Street 14А, Lviv

5th January, 7pm
Smovzh and Baryshevsky – Sonatas for Christmas
Lviv Organ Hall, Stepana Bandery Street 8, Lviv

6th January, 12pm
Putting up of the traditional Lviv Didukh – A Ukrainian Christmas tradition
Rynok Square, Lviv

6th January, 7.30pm
Real Lviv Christmas
Hrushevskyy Cinema Jazz Restaurant, Shevchenka Ave, 28, Lviv

7-8th January
Christmas at the Hai – The houses of the Museum of Folk Architecture will open their doors. There will be serval master classes for several crafts and there will be the Christmas tales presented. Also people will sing traditional Christmas carols.
Museum of Folk Architecture, Shevchenkivskiy Hai, Cherneha Hora Street 1, Lviv

8th January, 4pm
Art Festival “Rhythms of Christmas”
Maria Zankovetska Theater, Lesy Ukrainky Street 1, Lviv

9th January, 5pm
Ukraine carols 2020 – Irina Fedyshyn Concert
Opera Theater, Svobody Avenue 28, Lviv

13th-14th January, 7pm
Concert Christmas story with Tina Karol
Opera Theater, Svobody Avenue 28, Lviv

13th January, 8pm
Concert of Oksana Mukha
Maria Zankovetska Theater, Lesy Ukrainky Street 1, Lviv

15th January, 7pm
Christmas Concert with Tatiana Tikhotska
Dovzhenko Center, Chervonoyi Kalyny Avenue 81, Lviv

16th January, 7pm
New Year and Christmas Concert of the Warta Ensemble
Lviv State Circus, Horodotska Street 83, Lviv

Lviv Christmas events baptism ice bathing
Local people taking a bath in the ice for the holiday of Jordan / Epiphany, celebrating the baptism of Jesus Christ.

18th-19th January
Traditional Donut Festival – Sviata Pampukha – Festival with lots of performances and delicious Ukrainian donuts
Museum of Folk Architecture, Shevchenkivskiy Hai, Cherneha Hora Street 1, Lviv

19th January, morning till afternoon
Ukrainian Epiphany – Vodokreshcha – Ice bathing for the baptism of Jesus Christ with local priests at several locations in Lviv
Horikhoviy Hai, next to Lviv Film Center, Kovaleva Street 22, Lviv
Brukhovychi, Lake at Pid Osovoyu Street

There are also several other locations outside of Lviv

20th January, 7pm
Concert – Christmas of the people of the World
Lviv Regional Philharmony, Chaikovs’koho Street 7, Lviv

You would like to really experience Christmas in Lviv? Please join our Ukrainian Christmas Tour with a traditional dinner to experience the best of Christmas in Ukraine in Lviv!

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