How to spend the New Year in St. Petersburg. Part II

22 December 2020

Every resident of Russia will be able to celebrate the New Year in the Northern capital, moreover, without even leaving his home. In the second part of our material, we will tell you what kind of St. Petersburg online events everyone can watch.


On January 7, St. Petersburg will host one of the brightest events - the Christmas Star Fire Festival. This year's event will take on an online format. It will be possible to watch it as part of the broadcast on the official tourist portal of the city, in social networks and on the resources of the event partners.

One of the most anticipated events for children is called the "Holiday of the New Year Tree". According to the program for celebrating the New Year in St. Petersburg, it should take place on December 26. In previous years, junior schoolchildren were invited to a big performance at the Ice Palace. This year, children will be able to watch the Snow Queen ice show on the «Санкт-Петербург» TV channel. However, the good tradition of presenting New Year's gifts to all schoolchildren in grades 1-4 will continue. This year 238,000 children will receive coloring books based on the Snow Queen show. The New Year's gift set will consist of a book and a set of colored pencils. On the last page of the coloring book there will be a link to a QR code, which can be scanned to watch the performance at any time.

The grand arrival of Santa Claus to Palace Square will not take place this time, but it will be replaced by a large-scale festive New Year's program with the participation of creative teams and Russian pop stars on December 31. You will be able to see the performances on the city TV channel "Санкт-Петербург".

As a reminder, the citywide celebration plan included more than 180 regional events. They will be held both offline and online. A complete list can be found on the website of the St. Petersburg Administration.