Christmas tale in Lviv

For many of us, the New Year and Christmas have been the most awaited and enjoyable holidays since our childhood. The streets are in full grace of fairy lights, showcases are decorated in festive garlands, and Christmas songs are everywhere.


With the advent of winter, Lviv is filled with a unique atmosphere and flavor. Traditional Christmas Fair at Svobody Avenue marks the beginning of Christmas Holidays, December 7. The Fair is a place where you can buy local souvenirs, traditional ceramic and wood goods; try delicious Dumplings (traditional Ukrainian cuisine), grilled sausages, and warm up with mulled win. The Christmas Tree of Lviv will be lit on the square near the Opera House on December 19. There will be a Residence of St. Nicholas for little guests of the city, next to the green beauty, where you can meet Santa, make a photo, and get sweet gifts.


There will be an open-air skating rink on the Market Square throughout mid-December and beginning of March. It has been a popular entertainment among locals and tourists for years.


True spirit of Ukrainian Christmas might be felt at the Museum of Folk Architecture and Life "Shevchenkivsky Hai", where the festival "Christmas in Hai" will be held. It will be a place for various master classes, food tasting, theatrical performances and other winter games. Besides, a Christmas Fair organized at the territory of Shevchenkivsky Hai will treat you with traditional Christmas dishes: kutya, Christmas donuts and stewed fruit.


Traditionally Lviv will also host a feast of Christmas Donut, during which guests will have an opportunity to taste delicious donuts with various fillings, take part in competitions for children and adults, and enjoy the performance of local music bands