Upcoming Lviv

FEEL THE KINGDOM INSIDE

Issue 41, December 2011.
On December 19, will be opened “Central King’s Pub” (9, I. Franka St.) which will be proud to offer excellent British pub food and high quality drinks. With experienced and friendly staff, whether you are a cask ale fan, love a chilled glass of white wine or a freshly ground cup of coffee, we will be glad to serve you.

“Winter in Lviv 2011” Project to Promote City’s Festive Tourist Potential, 16-18 December

Issue 41, December 2011.
A new winter initiative in Lviv introduces the ‘half price weekend’ in the city’s hotels, hostels, restaurants and travel agencies between 16-18 December, giving Leopolitan residents and visitors a very special Christmas present - a 50% discount on selected goods and services!

Return of the Christmas Fair, 10 December -15 January (In front of Opera and Ballet Theatre and Rynok Square)

Issue 41, December 2011.
The spirit of Christmas returns to Lviv once again, bringing festive fun and merriment. So take a break and enjoy a day of shopping and socialising, and eating and drinking at Christmas Fair!

Double Serving of Okean Elzy! 20 December, Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre,

Issue 41, December 2011.
What could be better than an Okean Elzy concert in Lviv? The answer – two Okean Elzy concerts in Lviv!

13th Christmas Festival “Velyka Koliada” ,

Issue 41, December 2011.
Lviv is known as a beacon of traditional Ukrainian culture and its Christmas celebrations in particular have a unique charm. Leopolitans cherish the customs of the past, however, they are also ready to embrace new interpretations of age-old traditions.

Doughnuts Galore at the 5th Pampukh Festival, 7-9 January, Rynok Square, 1 (City Hall Courtyard)

Issue 41, December 2011.
Delicious doughnuts fried and powdered with sugar, are the sweet symbols of Christmas in Ukraine. Come and sample “pampukhy” and “pampushky”, Polish “ponczki”, Russian “ponchiki”, Jewish “sufganiyots”, and of course, American “donuts” …all are unique, but all share one thing – their sensational taste!

Get Creative at Christmas Art Master-classes, 1 December – 24 January

Issue 41, December 2011.
The latest project from the Lviv artistic community, “From Roman to Jordan”, is something of a creative marathon. Leopolitans and visitors to Lviv are invited to try their hand at making their own Christmas gifts and souvenirs at a wide variety of exhibitions and master-classes led by local artists at the Christmas Fair and various galleries and coffe-shops around the city.

Come and be dazzled by the “Christmas Star Shine” Festival!

Issue 41, December 2011.
Continuing more of the countless Ukrainian Christmas traditions, at the ‘Star Shine’ festival visitors can marvel at large hand-made Christmas stars which can be up to two-metres in size!

“Pikkardiyska Tertsia” Welcome the New Year with Double Performance

Issue 41, December 2011.
Lviv Opera and Ballet Theatre’s annual New Year concert (2 January) presents “Pikkardiyska Tertsia”, the much-loved Ukrainian a capella group, who will be performing hits from their legendary “At night” album.

Discover the Old Traditions of Old New Year

Issue 41, December 2011.
The special celebration of Melanka (Pereberia), also known as Old New Year (13 January) is a performance typical of the old Ukrainian style, full of national humour, with much of the comedy improvised.