New Year at the Palace Square

12 December 2017

New Year is considered as family holiday. It is quite common to celebrate this red-letter day at home, in the circle of relatives and friends. But sometimes there is a need to make some changes in usual order of things. Visiting thematic fairs and festive events, participation in mass festivities, songs, dances and competitions - all of these will help you to fully experience the New Year atmosphere.


New Year’s celebrations will begin at 23:00 on December 31. Traffic on Nevsky Prospekt will be suspended at 21:00 in view of this schedule. Underground will work until 5 am, so people can easily find their way to home.

The stage in a shape of an ice palace will be set up at the main city square. Ordinary citizens and guests will be able to sing karaoke by sharing the stage with invited artists. Accompaniment for them will provide guest stage-wind band.  Choirs battle between teams of people celebrating New Year although included. All of these are organized under the program called "Mass Orchestra".

Live inclusions from all over the country will be conducted during the celebration. It will be possible to exchange congratulations with residents of different Russian cities on this mass video chat.

And of course one of the most notable moments of festive night: fireworks show in honor of coming new 2018 year. Official festivities will end an hour later.