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New Year 2012 in Kiev

Mysterious wonders, colorful lights of garlands, sweet aroma of tangerines and the smell of pine needles all this returns us to the childhood and to the atmosphere of magic. Some people consider New Year a home holiday, but if you do not want to spend New Year's Eve in front of the TV, Kiev city welcomes you to celebrate New Year. For those who is wondering "How to celebrate the New Year 2012 in Kiev" we offer several options for celebrating New Year Eve in the capital of Ukraine. The list was created by UA-traveling.

Protasov Yar

Protasov Yar New Year 2012

Those who love ski don’t need to travel to the Carpathian Mountains to enjoy winter skiing and mountain slopes. Protasov Yar ski resort is located close to the center of Kiev, not far from the metro Olympiyska. It will certainly give you some snow drifts in the New Year Eve. Every year the ski resort welcomes snowboarders and skiers to celebrate New Year in full regalia on the mountainside. Night skiing, sled riding competitions, DJ performances, fireworks, all this is included in the holiday program.

Independence Square

New Year 2012 at Independance square

If you like a massive folk festivals, Christmas adventures and acquaintances, celebration of New Year 2012 at the Independence Square will certainly fit you. The concert will start at 8pm 12.31 and will finish after midnight on January 1. New Year party at the main square of Kiev will be in the style of Euro 2012. The scene will be made as a huge football goal with a giant ball. The main firtree of the Ukraine will be the main decoration of Maidan Nezalezhnosti. At the New Year Eve you will find here a colorful folklore program, performances of popular Ukrainian singers, Christmas attractions and great fireworks.

New Year 2012 at a Balloon

New Year 2012 at a Balloon

If so happened that Santa Claus didn’t have time for you in recent years, you can finally grab a gift from Santa right in the sky, thanks to several Kiev companies. You will be lifted at a balloon in a special location. But your holiday dinner you will have to arrange yourself. A Balloon can lift maximum of 4 persons and a pilot. Flying at night time is strictly prohibited, so the balloon will be tied with ropes to the ground. Lifting at a balloon in the New Year's Eve with expenses for a dinner will take - 3500-4000 hrivnas (335-400USD) per person. You can also book the flight over the capital of Ukraine without a banquet in the morning of January 1. It will cost you 4000-5000 UAH. (400-515USD) per person.

Mamaeva Sloboda

New Year 2012 in Mamaeva Sloboda

Cossack village Mamaeva Sloboda in Otradnoe park welcomes you into the real Ukrainian Christmas fairytale. The guests will walk along the paths of traditional Ukrainian village, stay in Ukrainian houses, they also will ride a sleigh pulled by horses through the streets of the village. The beginning of New Year 2012 will be met in the village by shooting from the Cossack guns. Ukrainian folk amusement, humor show of Cossack dancing with live folk music, New Year's dinner with games and competitions all this is waiting for you in Mamaeva Sloboda at the New Year Eve. Holiday menu will include: stuffed pikeperch, duck with apples, roasted pig and other Ukrainian dishes. The cost is 1700 hryvnas (215USD) per person.

New Year in a sauna

New Year 2012 in Sauna

Kiev saunas offers to celebrate New Year 2012 with a bunch of green birch twigs and a towel. If you are a fan of the Soviet film "The Irony of Fate, or Enjoy Your Bath", you can go with friends to the bath. The average rent of a New Hall is 300 hryvnias (40USD) per hour.

Skating-rink at Podol

Skating-rink Podol

For those who enjoy outdoor activities, there is an option to celebrate New Year 2012 at the skating-rink. Till New Year celebration Kiev city administration will open skating-rink at Podol the historic district of Kiev. It will be located near the metro station Kontraktova plosha. This is a great option to have an active unusual New Year celebration in the atmosphere of the winter holiday with champagne splashes under the night sky and fireworks.

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