Each city has its own unique image. Especially such a vivid and bright city as Lviv. And most likely it is revealed at its best on the eve of New Year and Christmas holidays. Shining lights only emphasize the beauty of ancient buildings and streets. And local temples preserved the most fascinating holiday traditions which might be interesting for not religious people to join.
It is enough to see the new-year Lviv once so as not to forget it anymore. You will find festive shopping, gifts, bright fireworks and illumination.
The main celebration takes place in the Central square. An elegant festive Christmas tree is annually set near the Opera house, and guests are greeted by favorite cartoon characters.
City shopping windows turn into a real open-air museum. Coffee houses, restaurants and shops seem to compete in elegancy and originality of decorations and in their own unique interpretations of the classic Christmas storyline.
Lviv Christmas fair
One more peculiarity is a famous Christmas fair, one of the longest in Europe. It lasts more than a month: from the second decade of December to mid-January. Trade is in full spate from morning till evening and seven days a week. Liters of coffee drinks and wine are pouring out. And you can refresh yourself with hot and delicious street food.
The fair takes place in two locations at the same time: Svobody Avenue and Rynok Square. Here you can try Christmas treats and traditional dishes, buy gifts and souvenirs, enjoy the play of street musicians. There are numerous photo booths everywhere.
Active New Year
There are a lot of options in Lviv for active leisure lovers. A large skating rink with supporting festive music on it is filled annually on Rynok Square. It is in great demand among citizens and tourists.
Also you can always rent a car from us and go skiing. The nearest ski resort to the city is situated in Zhovkva district in the village of Maidan. It is about 20 minutes from Lviv. There are only one trail and one lift but it is enough for beginners.
There is Bukovytsia resort on the outskirts of Boryslav. It is relatively new but already popular among winter sports lovers. There are three trails for beginners, two trails for experienced skiers and one trail for professionals. The length of the main slope is more than kilometer. There is also 250-meters flat descent for children.
Poliana is one more popular resort among Lviv residents in the village of the same name and it is half an hour drive from Lviv. The longest trail is 900 m. There are three of them in total. In addition to skiing, you can go snow tubing. There are also a draglift and a children’s lift. You can ski here even in the evening.
What to consider before starting a trip?
There is always a tourist hype in Lviv on the eve of the New Year. Consider this in advance. Book tours and restaurants. Look for excursions in advance. And most important, do not forget about housing. The city has a lot of options: hotels, hostels, apartments and flats for every taste and budget and different number of people. But it is time to deal with this issue now.
To make the trip comfortable and convenient for you, your family and friends, the company “Ukr-Prokat” provides car rental in Lviv of different capacities, brands and models!