How to Spend Holidays in Minsk?
Visiting Minsk around Christmas and New Year’s Eve? We’ve got some cool stuff for you to see and do!
Bars & Parties
Unicorn Christmas Party
Where: vulica Zybickaja, 4
When: Dec 16, 7 p.m. - 2 a.m.
Price: € 21-42
Celebrate the coming New Year at gastro bar Pravda among venture investors, business angels and startups! Festive mood, music, drinks, and snacks.
Where: Berlin Club (zavulak Tučynski, 2)
When: Dec 28, 11 p.m.
Price: € 4-6
Canteena XYZ is an alternative contemporary art space. The evening; ll startwith the presentation of "Canteena XYZ: Communities, Spaces, Communication" archive and then we'll dance to Belarusian & Ukranian DJ's.
Evan Braggs Gig
Where: Huligan Bar (vulica Kastryčnickaja, 16)
When: Dec 28, 11.59 p.m.
Price: € 4
Why not start preparing your body for the New Year’s Eve beforehand? Evan Braggs is famous for his marathon DJ sets and has a perfect technique of mixing music styles.
New Year’s Eve
at Vinny Shkaf
Where: vulica Revalucyjnaja, 30
When: Dec 31, 3 p.m. - 6 a.m.
Price: € 65
Pave your way to a luxury New Year. At Vinny Shkaf you’ll get a dinner of 4 courses, and an atmosphere of a real glam party.
New Year 2020
Where: vulica Zybickaja, 9
When: Dec 31, 10 p.m.
This event aims to gather all the jazz lovers under one roof and make their New Year’s Eve really special, with an extra menu, live music, and pleasant presents.
Happy New Year
Where: vulica Prytyckaha, 62
When: Dec 31, 10 p.m.
Price: € 4.30 before 12 a.m., € 6.50 after 12 a.m., with € 9 deposit
The best place to embrace the atmosphere of the ‘80s and ‘90s. And that’s actually what the organizers promise us.
Where: vulica Kalvaryjskaja, 18 (Luch watch factory)
When: Dec 14-15
Price: € 0.5
In some countries, people get rid of old things before the New Year. This is your chance to sell something you don’t want anymore or give a second chance to someone’s vintage apparel, accessories, or even home appliances.
Where: IBB Minsk, vulica Gazety Praŭda, 11
When: Dec 15, 22, 29, start at 12 p.m.
A german-style Christmas market at Johannes Rau International Center of Education and Exchange. Mulled wine, Christmas street food for adults and children, festive music, German Santa (Weihnachtsmann) and other pleasant surprises included.
Where: Metropol shopping mall, vulica Niamiha, 5
When: Dec 21-22, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
More than 130 Belarusian designers are here to show their creations: apparel, accessories, and many more.
Where: vulica Kujbyšava, 45
When: Dec 25-29, 12:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
One of the most authentic places with the ultimate Christmas atmosphere. Warm tents, huge food court, children’s activities, and good music at your service.
Contemporary Designer Gift Market Sarafan
Where: Galileo shopping mall, vulica Babrujskaja, 6
When: Dec 1-31, 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
A great place to grab some cool handmade presents for your loved ones.
Minsk Christmas Festival
Where: praspiekt Pieramožcaŭ, 4
When: Dec 14 - Jan 15, 2 p.m. - 11 p.m. on weekdays, 12 p.m. - 11 p.m. on weekends, 11 p.m. - 4 a.m. on New Year’s Night
A hipster-excluded Pesochnica with a craftsmen market, national cuisine food tents, a samovar show (well, ok), and a ton of other fun things to see and do.
Where: Kamaroŭski market (vulica Very Charužaj, 8)
When: Dec 21 - Jan 1, 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. (all New Year’s night)
Kamaroŭka is a legendary place in Minsk. Freshest fruits and vegetables, rare Asian spice, and raggle-taggle vinyl records are carefully passed from hand to hand in this place. A Christmas market here is definitely a must-see!
Cover photo by palasatka