Christmas and New Year are just around the corner and winter holiday season is also under way. Winter in Ukraine is a perfect time to discover new places and enjoy every moment of numerous days off. Whether you are an extreme winter sports fan, would like to be sipping mulled wine at various Christmas markets or go to the mountains for spectacular winter scenery, our web destinations.com.ua guarantees that winter in Ukraine caters to all your holiday cravings.
First things first, if winter equals to skiing and snowboarding for you, destinations.com.ua strongly suggests to book a nice hotel or lodge in the Carpathian mountains for a couple of days and enjoy the ultimate active winter sports frenzy. Many of us think of Bukovel, when talking about skiing in Ukraine, however there is a decent number of other skiing and snowboard resorts in the Carpathians with lower prices and number of visitors (as none of us want to spend hours in ski-lift lines, right?). Check out Slavske, Izki, Play or Dragobrat ski areas for a good alternative.
Now that quite a number of our ski/snowboard fans among our readers drifted away checking out new slope opportunities, let destinations.com.ua take you through other winter attractions in Ukraine for travelers. Lviv, being a tourist mecca of Ukraine, offers endless selection of festive events this winter. Check out Christmas market on Rynok square for all the holiday gifts you can possibly need. This fair is perfect to shop for authentic souvenirs, holiday gifts offered by young Ukrainian brands and spend some quality time with your friends and family listening to good music and Christmas carols, enjoying delicious seasonal dishes and drinks at the food-court.
Speaking of Christmas carols, check out «Shchedryk» (Carol of the Bells) Festival in Vinnytsya taking place near famous Vinnytsya fountains on December 25th, 2016. This year Ukrainian «Shchedryk» celebrates 100 year anniversary, so «Shchedryk» Festival invites visitors to explore over 100 variations of this Christmas carol as well as other authentic Ukrainian Christmas songs.
In case you are among those who tend to experience the bad case of winter blues and all that, there’s no better remedy than unwind and throw the cares away at a spa hotel. Our web destinations.com.ua suggests to have a look at Verholy Relax Park in Poltava Region, Edem Resort and Spa near Lviv or Grand Admiral Resort & SPA just a short drive away from Kyiv. Almost all of them have some special holiday offers, which will help you to survive severe Ukrainian winter.
For those who would like to discover vernacular architecture and authentic Ukrainian traditions destinations.com.ua suggests to visit historical themed parks such as Pyrohovo or Kyjivska Rus’ in Kyiv, Shevchenkivsky Gai in Lviv, Museum of History of Zaporizhski Cossacks on Khortytsia Isand. All these venues offer Christmas-themed events aiming at showing authentic Ukrainian Christmas traditions rituals.
As you can see the opportunities for spending fun and exciting winter in Ukraine are pretty vast. Our web destinations.com.ua wishes you a pleasant winter holidays in Ukraine no matter where you go.
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