Moveover New York, Sydney and London, if anyone knows how to celebrate the New Years its Moscow, Russia! 31st December is one big celebration in Russia as its Christmas and New Years Eve rolled in one and of course the biggest celebrations are in Moscow, Russia’s biggest city.
Its New Years and Christmas celebrations rolled in one! During Soviet time Christmas was cancelled and instead New Years was made a huge holiday. Even today though many celebrate Orthodox Christmas on 7th January the biggest celebrations still happen on 31st December. Besides Fabulous Fireworks in the Red Square at the stroke of midnight other interesting traditions like putting our decorated New Year trees are followed.
The city offers fantastic parties and public transport remains operational till late making it easy to hop from one festivity to another. From big mega events hosted at upscale venues and night clubs to sophisticated ballet performances, Moscow offers a varied variety of celebrations.
Moscow also serves as a great hop off point visit other parts of Russia. There are towns where you can see the Northern lights or Aurora Bouralis, then there is the Trans Siberian train journey considered one of the top train journeys in the world and a chance to see Lake Baikal, the largest freshwater lake in Asia frozen and serving as a glistening surface to skate and drive on alongwith spectacular ice caves to explore.
Temperature in Moscow fluctuates between -10 °C to -4°C and it can get windy. It snows almost 20days in January so if you are looking to see your first snowfall then this is the place for you. Dress right and there is no such thing as bad weather and Moscow is at its most fashionable in January. You will also get about 1 hour of sunlight and 7 -8 hours of daylight in January in Moscow.