Check-list for New Year trip to Saint-Petersburg

New Year holidays is perhaps the most magical time for travelling to the Northern capital. White blanket of snow envelops Saint-Petersburg. New Year fairs, ice-rinks and slides appear everywhere in the city. City streets, buildings and squares are decorated with garlands, and there is a beautiful green Christmas tree on the main square of the city. Our team Visit Petersburg wishes you a wonderful trip to Saint-Petersburg and offers you to use the check-list for planning your trip.

What to take with you:

  • a warm sweater with deer (the average temperature is -6°C)  
  • a hat which will protect you from the wind (cold wind from the Gulf of Finland and humidity make the winter in Saint-Petersburg colder)
  • a moisturizing cream for face and hands (from dryness and frostbite)
  • festive mood

What is worth to taste:

  • warm mulled wine at the city fair
  • trdelnik desert with different flavors and fillings
  • Spanish delicacy churros
  • «Amazing cacao» chocolate with flavors (for example, mulled wine, baked apple, cloves, dried beets and many others)  

What is interesting to do:

  • Go to the New Year film at the «Rodina» cinema.
  • Skate on an open skating rink near the Gulf Finland in Sevkbel port or in the city center in New Holland.
  • Listen to organ Christmas music in Lutheran Church of Saints Peter and Paul.
  • Visit «The Nutcracker» fairy-ballet at Mikhailovsky theater.
  • Have a look at the main Christmas tree of the city on the Palace square.
  • Become a witness of the festive fireworks.
  • Slide from the ice-slope at the «Nikolskye Ryady» public space. 
  • Visit the exhibition «Serenity and delight» which take place in Manege.
  • Plunge into the world of New Year mood by visiting the fair on the Manezhnaya square.
  • Drop in the Glass art museum on Yelagin island to visit «The exhibition of glass art».

What you can bring as a souvenir:

  • Warm blanket made by local company  «1001 PLED».
  • Hand-made souveniers from New Year market.
  • Aromatic Christmas candles. 
  • Perfect planner for New Year from the main book store of the city «The House of book» («Dom knigi»).
  • Bright impressions and plans of coming back to St. Petersburg in the future.