Events this week: 29 December to 4 January SOS New Year’s Eve

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New Year’s Eve is approaching and still no party plans? No worries. Prospekt is here to rescue you and your New Year’s Eve. Whether you are rich or poor, party animal or not, here is a selection of the best events for every taste and budget

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Event: Aeroflot Show
About: The Russian flag carrier Aeroflot lights up the Palace Square buildings this year with a lights show. For 2017, from 6pm to 11pm, the topic of the projections is dedicated to the Russian cinema and as the previous year will be accompanied by music. On 30 December, at 10.30pm before the last show, the fireworks will illuminate the square.
When: From 27 December to 30 December, from 6pm to 11pm
Where: Palace Square, St Petersburg, 198324
Price: Free
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Event: The Bells. Mosaique New Year’s Eve 2017
About: Celebrate the beginning of 2017 at one of the best clubs in St Petersburg. The main guests of the night will be Remain from Paris and Sofia Rodina from Moscow. The entrance policy is 21+ and registration is required at least 1 hour before the event (follow the link here)
When: 31 December, from 11.55pm
Where: Mosaique, 2 Konyushennaya Square, St Petersburg, 191186
Price: 1,000 roubles
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Event: New Year’s Eve at Palace Square
About: Perfect for those who are too lazy to plan something in advance or too broke to buy event tickets. The bright side of celebrating NYE in the city is that you can always count on a group of like-minded individuals who will celebrate New Year’s Eve at Palace Square, with the guaranteed speech from president Putin followed by the countdown.
When: 31 December
Where: Palace Square, St Petersburg, 198324
Price: Free
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Event: New Year’s Eve at ETAGI
About: If you are the artistic type and looking for an alternative way to spend your NYE than ETAGI has a unique (and very cheap) event for you. On the night of the 31, ETAGI will stay open with more than five special exhibitions from different artists and the new urban festival starting on the same day.
When: 31 December, from 9pm to 6am
Where: Loft Project ETAGI, 74 Ligovsky Prospekt, St Petersburg, 191040
Price: 100 roubles
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Event: DOT NYE
About: For the party lovers what better way to spend the last day of the year than dancing? On the line-up at DOT are two special guests from the US: Amir Alexander and Hakin Murphy. Find their music here and here. Buy your tickets here.
When: 31 December, from 11pm
Where: DOT, 30 Kozhevennaya liniya, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: From 500 to 1500 roubles
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Event: New Year’s concert at Erarta
About: On  31 December, Erarta invites you to enjoy the atmosphere of a noble Viennese party with a concert held by the St Petersburg youth symphony orchestra. The programme includes opuses by the Strauss family, as well as music pieces by Johannes Brahms, Pyotr Tchaikovsky and other great composers.
When: 31 December, from 4 pm until 5.30pm
Where: Erarta, 2 29th Line Of Vasilievsky Ostrov, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: From 500 to 1500 roubles
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Event: New Year Concert
About: Mariinsky Theatre’s Concert Hall will host a New Year concert with participants of the International Piano Festival.
When: 31 December at noon
Where: Concert Hall, Mariinsky Theatre, 20 Pisareva Ulitsa (entrance from 37 Dekabristov), St Petersburg, 190121
Price: from 800 to 1,500 roubles
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Event: Queen of the night, New Year’s ball
About: Spend a magical New Year’s Eve in a colorful musical ball arranged by Mozart’s Opera, The Magic Flute. A night full of surprises–from appearance of famous opera characters and musical experts to a chance of winning 20,000 roubles. You will have a countdown with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Bizet, Rossini, Puccini, Franz Lehar and Johann Strauss. Get your ticket here.
When: 31 December
Where: Through the looking glass theatre, 13 Rubinstein, St Petersburg, 191002
Price: From 220 to 3,500 roubles
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(Photo credit: Erarta/ ABC Show)

Event: ABC show. Advertising best collection of 2016
About: Discover the best advertisements of 2016 during the two days of ABC (Advertising Best Collection) at Erarta. The annual show that takes place in more than 50 cities will feature the best of the best of advertisements globally. The show consists of over 100 commercials of total duration of 90 minutes.
When: 3 and 4 January 2017
Where: Erarta, 2 29th Line Of Vasilievsky Ostrov, St Petersburg, 199106
Price: From 300 to 400 roubles
Language: Various languages with Russian translation

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Event: Open Map festival
About: Discover St Petersburg from another angle during the New Year holiday. The first week of January will see different tours organised by locals. Each tour lasts between one and two hours, and will be held by people of different professions and activists. Find and book your tour here.
When: From 3 January to 8 January
Where: Find the locations here
Price: From 300 to 400 roubles
Language: Russian

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