Lviv Christmas and New Year – Event schedule 2017/2018

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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!

12th – 19th December
“St. Nicholas’s Palace” Hnat Khotkevych City Palace of Culture

15th – 24th December
St. Nicholas hut – Svoboda Avenue, near Opera House (daily 12:00 – 20:00)

16th – 17th December
16:00, 19:00 – Musical fairy tale “The adventure of St. Nicholas” performed by Dudaryk choir in Lviv regional philharmonic

17th December
18:00 – ceremony of placing City’s Christmas tree on the Svoboda Avenue near Opera House

18th – 19th December
19:00 – Project “Gift child the holiday”. Musical fairy tale “The adventure of St. Nicholas” performed by Dudaryk choir in Cultural and Educational Centre of Dovzhenko (Chervona Kalyna Avenue, 81)

18th December
18:00 – Play “Don’t forget us, St. Nicholas” at Folk House of Levandivka (Shyroka street, 1)

18th December
19:00 Legendary NAONI Orchestra in Lviv at Maria Zankovetska Theater (next to the Opera)

19th December
16:00 – “Secret of Christmas” at Folk House of Levandivka (Shyroka street, 1)

19th December
Opening of the winter park – The Park of Culture and Rest of Bogdan Khmelnytskii

19th – 20th December
17:00 – Play “ Path to St. Nicholas” (Rynok Square 6, Italian courtyard)

22th – 24th December
Ballet “The Nutcracker” Hnat Khotkevych City Palace of Culture

23th December
18:00 – Opening of City’s nativity scene, Rynok Square 1

24th December
18:00 – Christmas Concert LvivMozArt at Opera House

24th December
20:00 – Musical performance “Melodies of Christmas” Church of St. Peter and St. Paul

25th December
“Christmas at Musejna” at Lviv Candle Manufacture (Musejna Square 1)

25th December
19:00 – Street play “Christmas Feerie” by Lviv academic theatre Voskresinnia (Yavorskogo Square)

26th December
12:00 – Child Operetta “Koza-dereza”. Dudaryk Choir, solo singers, rock group, orchestra at Lviv Opera House

28th December
14:40 – 15:00 – Musical flashmob by wind orchestra “Lvivski fanfary” at Lviv Danylo Halytskyi International Airport

28th -29th December
New Year feerie “Letters to Santa” at Hnat Khotkevych City Palace of Culture

30th December
“Music from the balconies” at Rynok Square

31st December
Celebration of New Year at The Park of Culture and Rest of Bogdan Khmelnytskii

31st December
23:00-00:15 – Video-mapping at the facade of Lviv Opera House and new music project of music bands “Kurbasy” and “ Lirvak”

1st January
16:00 – Jazz at the balcony of the city mayor (Rynok square 1)

2nd January
New Year evening at Opera. Oleksandr Bozhyk. – Lviv Opera House

3rd-6th January
Exchange bazaar “Christmas book courtyard” and “Gift book for a child” – charity collecting of books for kids at Rynok square 6 (Italian Courtyard)

6th January
12:00 – Placing of Xmas didukh at Yavorskogo square

6th January
14:00-19:00 –Christmas Eve together at Italian courtyard – Rynok Square 6 (Italian courtyard)

7-8th January
13:00 – 21:00 – Internation Christmas festival – Svoboda Avenue

7-8th January
Theatre performance at City Hall courtyard – Rynok Square 1

7-9th January
Christmas at the Museum of Folk Architecture Shevchenkivskiy Hai

8th January
12:00 – 14:00 – Holiday parade of Christmas star carriers – starts near Dominican church , finishes at the Opera House

9th January
17:00 –Christmas at Opera. Taras Chubai, Dudaryk Choir, “Plach Yeremii” at the Opera House

9th January
Melodies of Christmas at – Organ music House

19th January
12:00 Epiphany, Blessing of the water with participation of all churches in Lviv at the Lviv Town Hall at Rynok Square

19th January
19:00 –Christmas with Dudaryk Choir and orchestra – Lviv regional philharmonic

20th January
17:00 –Christmas with Dudaryk Choir and orchestra – Lviv regional philharmonic

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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