St. Nicholas Day

Rest in Ancient Kiev
Date: 19 December 2019
Park open: 10:00 - 18:00

Place: Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus  |  City: Kopachov, Ukraine

On December, 19 the saint Mykola`s Day will be celebrated in Ancient Kyiv. This saint was loved by children from the ancient times and they waited for this holiday the most of all! He was the one who brought presents to obedient children. For naughty he put twigs under the pillow. But this happened not often.

A grandiose "New Year fairytale" program for children and adults will be waiting for the guests of the Ancient Kyiv. You are awaited by a real festive mood, rides in sledges, harnessed by horses, hot dishes, prepared on fire, drinks and mulled wine, winter amusements and the New year author`s performance.

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The spectators will see a theatrical action on the main tilting-yard. The theatre of Ancient Kyiv has prepared a new author`s performance, which will be interesting and instructive both for children and for adults. You will not only see an original staging but also get a possibility to become a member of the fairytale yourself! Only in Ancient Kyiv you will hear the re-creation of the long-forgotten language - ancient Slavic. This will be the language of the performance.

Unbelievable adventures of Prince Ivan where he will receive help from the Grey Wolf will be accompanied with special effects: the performances of the horse-trick theatre, the use of the medieval weapon and fire effects. Prince Ivan will not only go in search for the gorgeous Firebird for his father-prince but will also pass through different trials, will face betrayal and find love.

Performance days: December, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 25, 28, 29 and from January, 2 till 7, 11-12.

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The Main residence of St. Nicholas will be working on the territory of Ancient Kyiv. A real fairy tale Carnival will take place due to this occasion. Fairy tale and myth characters will gather here: the Angel and the Demon, Wood-goblin and Kelpie, Baba Yaga, Brownie and glorious bohatyrs from the princely troop.

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residens of santa

Saint Nicholas will visit Ancient Kyiv himself.. Despite of the working day, a wide interesting festive program will take place in the Principality. Bring your children! Give them unforgettable emotions, the feeling of a real holiday!

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Also the guests of Ancient Kyiv will get a chance to walk the streets of the re-created city, view the historical costume and armor, the medieval shipbuilding expositions. Visit the shop of Ancient Kyiv where you will be offered a big variety of souvenirs and gifts ( including the symbol of the year 2019 – the pig), which can be presented as to relatives as to colleagues and chief for the New Year holidays.

winter trick ridings

It will be possible to amuse yourself with riding on horseback or in a carriage or sledge, bow shooting in the medieval shooting gallery, reincarnating into the habitants of Ancient Kyiv by putting on the costumes from the historic costume-room.

A win-win lottery of gift certificates for various and useful services: tickets to the shows, restaurants visiting, season tickets to the gym, spa-procedures and much more - will be the pleasant surprise for the guests. Visit the Principality of "Kyivan Rus" and remain always "in the black".

winter fans
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St. Nicholas will receive visitors in his residence at the New Year Fairy Tale from December 15 until January 13. Guests can put a letter in the Magic Box of wish fulfillment and arrange for a vivid photo session with fabulous characters.

Give yourself, your children and relatives thrilling adventures, unforgettable emotions and a real New Year celebration!

A feeling of adrenaline for the guests will be provided by the fascinating zipline Politailo, on which everyone can not only descend from a height, but also fly over the lake.
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And of course, you can taste delicious dishes from princely cooks in the "Cheerful Varangian" tavern and in the open air food points and in arbors.
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Also you can stay for the night in the hotel-type house «4 rooms», which is situated in a five-minutes walk from the Detinetz of Kyiv or in the hostel.

*More information about accommodation: + 38050-385-20-35.

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Gather a big company, because together it's more fun! Come and take photos and be sure to share your impressions and photos in social networks.

You will see:

  • Princely flags parade
  • Photo session with the guests
  • Ancient Kyiv horse theater performance
  • Dance flash mobs
  • Trick riding
  • Tug-of-war
  • The Unique collection of the best historical horse breeds in the world of the Princely Stables Ancient Kyiv Presentation
  • Horseback archery tournament
  • Historical fencing master-class
  • Ancient Rus rituals: "Cup of wishes», «Burning harms and sicknesses in the fire"
  • Round dances with the guests of the Park

Book tickets: +38 044 461-99-37, +38 050 385-20-35

You can also buy tickets in Ancient Kyiv

In connection with unpredictable situations, weather conditions, the administration of the Ancient Kyiv can make changes to the content and timing of the program.

*One entry ticket operates per person for one day of the event!

In case of not holding (cancellation) of the event, the Buyer returns 100% of the nominal value of the ticket. In the case of returning a ticket at the buyer's initiative, a commission of 10% is deducted from its value, which is not subject to return to the buyer. The ticket may be returned, in case of a buyer's appeal no later than one day prior to the day of the event, until 16:00 a.m., except for weekends and holidays.

The cost of an entrance ticket is included

  1. Entrance to Ancient Kyiv.
  2. Participation in gaming programs for children and adults.
  3. Entrance to museum of historical costumes, visiting of expositions.
  4. Parking.
  5. WC.
  6. Other activities on the tilting yard during the program.

*Services are provided by the partners of Ancient Kyiv.

The program may change!


+38044 461-99-37, +38 050 385-20-35
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Theatrical program
13:30 - 17:30
Getting to the Principality will be possible only by public transport. How to get there, see the information in the Contacts section.
Ancient Kyiv in the Principality of Kyivan Rus
Kopachov, Ukraine

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