Where to go and where to celebrate New Year 2020 in Russia

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To have fun and colorful celebrate New Year 2020, it is not necessary to buy expensive trips abroad. In Russia there are wonderful places to relax, where you can celebrate the New Year holidays. Resorts of our country differ from European ones by low-cost flights and relatively cheap accommodation.

List of the most budget and low-cost places

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New Year is a special time in which you want something unusual. Traveling through the cities of Russia, one can be surprised again and again, and such a vacation will not hit your wallet.

In different parts of our country there is a vision of the holiday and its traditions.


The Northern Republic is perfect for New Year's holidays. In Karelia, stunning nature and a wide selection of excursions to attractions and cultural monuments. Dog and reindeer sledding races are popular here. For lovers of an active lifestyle, skiing and winter fishing are held.

New Year in Karelia can be met in a quiet cozy house in the region or, conversely, in the noisy atmosphere of a restaurant in Petrozavodsk.

The weather in Karelia during the winter holidays is quite comfortable, but sometimes there are severe frosts.


New Year in the westernmost city of Russia will be remembered for a long time. Kaliningrad surprisingly combines European architecture, medieval atmosphere and high standards of service.

Kaliningrad residents traditionally celebrate New Year's Eve at home or in a restaurant. And already on January 1, festive celebrations last all day. Performers are performing at Victory Square, a fair is running, which ends with a firework.

Kaliningrad restaurants look like old castles. New Year's Eve will be bright and unforgettable, with an entertainment program, dishes according to special recipes and even jousting tournaments.

The air temperature in the city on New Year seldom drops below - 5 ° C.


The third capital of Russia will allow you to combine outdoor activities and sightseeing. During the Christmas holidays, Kazan offers a large number of winter activities: skiing, snowboarding, cheesecakes and sledding.

New Year's events in Kazan are concentrated in the Millennium Park. The main tree is set in its very center. In the restaurants and cafes of the city you can warm yourself with traditional Tatar dishes and sweets. For children and adults, the largest water park in Russia is Riviera.

It is better to book a room in a hotel in advance, since during the holidays an influx of tourists from other cities is always expected.

The table shows approximate prices for holidays for the New Year.

The minimum prices in rublesPetrozavodskKaliningradKazan
Airplane from Moscow720070004000
Train from Moscow200024001000
1 day stay200010001500
Tours 2 days7000100003000

Best places to celebrate New Year and Christmas

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New Year in Sochi is ideal for lovers of active winter sports. Ski slopes and cozy hotels await guests for the New Year holidays and vacations. You can meet 2020 in the restaurants of the city, and the next morning go to the resorts of Rosa Khutor and Krasnaya Polyana.

Budget tourists need to book hotels and country houses in advance. The cost of living starts from 2000 rubles per person. Therefore, it is worth renting an apartment on your own and negotiating directly with hotel owners.

Weather on New Year's holidays in Sochi is never cold, and the temperature is kept above 0 ° C.


In the New Year, Moscow turns into a shining garland of lights and entertainment.On Christmas holidays in many parks festivities and concerts, ice rinks are open. Museums offer discounts and special exhibitions, and fairs and bazaars are held at the central metro stations.

The capital is full of entertainments and entertainment venues. The popular Kremlin tree makes children and adults happy, but the demand for tickets is great, so you need to buy them in advance. Throughout the holiday week in the churches of Moscow will be worship.

St. Petersburg

On New Year's Eve, St. Petersburg is especially beautiful. The main events take place on Palace Square and Nevsky Prospect. The gala concert on the square lasts until 4 in the morning, and then ends with a salute.

St. Petersburg is a city of museums, and Peterhof Park is suitable for outdoor walks. In winter, admission is free, however, the famous fountains are turned off.

The weather for the New Year is usually dank, and it is better not to go outside without insulated clothing and hot tea.

Great Ustyug

This is not only the homeland of Santa Claus, but also a popular center of tourism and family recreation. On New Year's Eve, street festivals, fairs and round dances around the Christmas tree take place on the streets. And Santa Claus walks around the city, surrounded by his retinue. A huge number of excursions and entertainment are provided for children.

12 km from Veliky Ustyug between the villages of Lopatnikovo and Serumkino residence of Santa Claus. Everything here is literally saturated with magic, and a fabulous atmosphere reigns in the air.

The cost of a plane ticket starts at 14,000 rubles. It’s much cheaper by train, but you will have to go by bus to Veliky Ustyug for another hour.

The minimum prices in rublesSochiMoscowSt. PetersburgGreat Ustyug
Airplane from Moscow2700-300014000
Train from Moscow2400-10007200
1 day stay1800200015002200
Tours 2 days2500063002300020000

Useful Tips

  1. Before choosing a city for a trip, find out the weather and stock up on warm or waterproof clothing. In some cities of our country, difficult weather conditions.
  2. You need to book hotels and restaurants before the end of autumn. You should not wait for a significant drop in prices, as proposals for the New Year are dismantled quickly. In December, the cost increases significantly.
  3. It is more profitable for a large company to rent a house or a cottage than a hotel. The airbnb and hotellook portals will help you contact the owners directly.
  4. The basic rules for New Year's trips relate to vacation planning in advance. Then there is the opportunity to significantly save on tickets and accommodation.
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New Year's Eve in Russia will be magical. Activities, excursions, trips to ancient places and monuments, as well as excellent restaurants and cafes await guests. Here everyone can choose a holiday for both family and friends.

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