Joy (2015) in English: Oscar Nominated Cinema in Ukraine

Another Oscar nominee in Ukrainian cinemas in English! JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who founds a business dynasty and becomes a matriarch in her own right. 

Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Isabella Rossellini, and Bradley Cooper

Director: David O. Russel


Zhovten Cinema

26 Kostyantynivska street, Kyiv



Christmas Trees Recycling in Kyiv

Recycling centers for Christmas trees have been opened in Kyiv. Donate the trees for environmentally friendly recycling - crushed wood and needles become fertilizer for other conifers. Also, the substance can be used as food or bedding for animals - such as bison.

Addresses of the stations receiving the Christmas trees:

"The Revenant" in English

“The Revenant,” a gritty story of survival and vengeance, is leading the Oscar ceremony with 12 nominations! Watch stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy in English in Kyiv cinemas.


Multiplex in Sky Mall

2-T Generala Vatutina prospekt, Kyiv



19:00 – Friday, January 15

16:00 - Saturday, January 16

16:00 – Sunday, January 17


Multiplex in Atmosfera Mall

103 Stolychne Shosse, Kyiv

Kiev Best Fest

30 January, starting 11.00

Lavra Gallery

1 Lavrska street, Kyiv

Entrance: free

The festival program includes a fair of Ukrainian-made goods; Food Restaurant Zone for everyone to try restaurant food for the price of street food; Beauty Zone for girls (Express styling and makeup, as well as advice on the selection of skincare and makeup) and Active Zone for fans of outdoor recreation; a large play area for children, as well as the area of master classes for those who want to learn something new, and photo zone.

Best Ice Skating in Kyiv: Top 7 Rinks

Weather for skating and other winter activities now is perfect — snowy and frosty! Get on ice and test your skating skills if you haven’t already!

1. Snow Country

Entertainment fair "Snow Country" has an impressive ice rink, which is called the largest in the city. Its area - 4000 square meters, designed for beginners and experienced skaters. There are also instructors at an additional cost. Skates rental is included in the ticket.

Where: National Expocenter

When: 10:00 to 23:00 on weekdays, 10:00 to 00:00 on weekends

Harry Potter Christmas at Sky Family Park

Sky Family Park

2-T Generala Vatutina street, Kyiv

December 19, 2015 to February 28, 2016

10:00 to 22:00


Sky Family Park becomes a Harry Potter adventure with various winter entertainment and decorations.

Magic lessons, mail owls, dancing, qiddich and a real Christmas reception in the magic  castle!

Did Moroz will be there too for small kids.


Entrance: 40 UAH, entrance with unlimited entertainment: 150 UAH

Doctor Who Christmas special in cinemas

Good news for Doctor Who fans! Ukrainian cinemas are showing a Christmas special of the long-standing British science fiction series in English with Ukrainian subtitles. Kyiv and Kharkiv are on the list! 

Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song ​(2015)

Star Wars in English: Where and When

New Star Wars film will be shown in three Kyiv cinemas in English. Get your tickets and enjoy!


Zhovten Cinema
26 Kostyantynivska street, Kyiv

3.30 p.m. - Saturday, 19th of December;
3.30 p.m. - Sunday, 20th of December;
9.00 p.m. - Monday, 21st of December;
6.20 p.m. - Tuesday, 22nd of December;
6.20 p.m. - Wednesday, 23rd of December.


Gift Ideas: Ukrainian Christmas Shopping

Ukrainian brands are making more interesting and quality things every day, and the number of shops and fairs where they can be found, is increasing.

For example, this year many Christmas fairs are held all over the city. From clothing to food and Christmas decorations, you can find a lot Ukrainian-made goods there.

The Complete Guide to Winter Holidays in Ukraine: Christmas, New Year and more!

Holidays in Ukraine are the mix of everything – old pagan traditions, Orthodox culture, Catholic and Jewish culture, Soviet traditions and modern international culture. Winter holidays officially start with St. Nicholas day on December 19th and end with Epiphany on January 19th, lasting a month. This period is called “Svyatky” and Ukrainians love it!

Some Ukrainian holidays can be hard to understand for a foreigner: for example, why do they have two Christmases and two New Years? The answer is simple – the more holidays, the better!