Calendar of Main Events
December - Minsk International Christmas Opera Forum
The program of the Minsk International Christmas Opera Forum includes the best opera performances of famous theaters, as well as the premiere performances of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Venue: The National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre, 1 Parizhskaya Communa Square
Contact Information: www.bolshoibelarus.by
23 December – Kalyady (Christmas)
Christmas used to rank first in the annual round of folk rituals and celebrations of the ancient Slavs. The program includes folk songs, dances, traditional music. Everyone will be able to taste ancient Belarusian dishes – kutiya (boiled rice with raisins and honey) and "Uzvar”.
Venue: Belarusian State Museum of Folk Architecture and Life, the village of Ozertso, Minsk District
Contact Information: www.etna.by
25 December - Festive Christmas and New Year events
Mass events - traditional folk festivals, concerts, fireworks, matinees will be held throughout the city. The New Year and Christmas week begins with a festive procession of Santa Clauses and Snow Maidens, ceremonial lighting of the New Year’s tree in the center of Minsk - in Octyabrskaya Square.
Venue: concert halls, stadiums, parks of Minsk
Contact Information: https://minsk.gov.by/ru/freepage/other/new_year_2018/