Tverskaya, Mokhovaya and Okhotny Ryad streets to become pedestrianised during the Journey to Christmas Festival

Tverskaya, Mokhovaya and Okhotny Ryad streets to become pedestrianised during the Journey to Christmas Festival
Traffic will be partly restricted on the section between the Mayakovskaya and Okhotny Ryad metro stations on Tverskaya Street and also on the section from Vozdvizhenka Street to Tverskaya Street on Mokhovaya Street, and Okhotny Ryad Street will be completely closed off to traffic.

From 12:01 am on 30 December to 3 pm on 3 January, traffic will be restricted on Tverskaya, Mokhovaya and Okhotny Ryad streets due to the Journey to Christmas Festival. https://newyear2018.moscow/en.

Traffic will be partly restricted on the section between the Mayakovskaya and Okhotny Ryad metro stations on Tverskaya Street and on the section from Vozdvizhenka Street to Tverskaya Street on Mokhovaya Street, and Okhotny Ryad Street will be completely closed off to traffic.

Also, traffic will be restricted on the following streets during these days:

— section of Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street from Mokhovaya Street to Romanov Pereulok;

— section of Nikitsky Pereulok from Tverskaya Street to building 4/1;

— section of Gazetny Pereulok from Tverskaya Street to building 6;

— section of Bryusov Pereulok from Tverskaya street to building 12;

— section of Leontyev Pereulok from Tverskaya Street to Bolshoi Gnezdnikovsky Pereulok;

— section of Maly Gnezdnikovsky Pereulok from Tverskaya Street to Bolshoi Gnezdnikovsky Pereulok;

— section of Bolshoi Gnezdnikovsky Pereulok (70 metres from Tverskaya Street) ;

— Tverskoi Boulevard from Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street to Tverskaya Street;

— section of Tverskoi Boulevard from Tverskaya Street to Sytinsky Pereulok;

— section of Sytinsky Pereulok from Tverskoi Boulevard to Bolshaya Bronnaya Street;

— section of Maly Palashyovsky Pereulok from Tverskaya Street to building 6;

— section of Mamonovsky Pereulok (70 metres from Tverskaya Street) ;

— section of Blagoveshchensky Pereulok (70 metres from Tverskaya Street) ;

— section of Staropimenovsky Pereulok from Tverskaya Street to building 8;

— section of Degtyarny Pereulok from Tverskaya Street to Vorotnikovsky Pereulok;

— section of Malaya Dmitrovka Street from Degtyarny Pereulok to Strastnoi Boulevard;

— section of Strastnoi Boulevard from Tverskaya Street to Bolshaya Dmitrovka Street.

From 6 am on 31 December until 3 pm on 3 January traffic will be restricted on the following streets:

— Petrovka Street from Dmitrovsky Pereulok to Okhotny Ryad Street;

— Petrovskiye Linii Street;

— Rakhmanovsky Pereulok;

— Neglinnaya Street from Petrovsky Boulevard to Rakhmanovsky Pereulok;

— Krapivinsky Pereulok;

— Maly Cherkassky Pereulok;

— Ilyinka Street;

— Varvarka Street;

— Moskvoretskaya Street;

— Bolshoi Moskvoretsky Bridge.

The Moscow Metro will work all through New Year’s Eve and into the hours of 2018 as well, which will let people quickly get to the Journey to Christmas Festival venues.

Ten venues of the festival on Tverskaya Street will be equipped with stages, where concerts and performances will be held non-stop, and 12 sports facilities, including a bowling alley, Russian swings and a climbing wall. Under the guidance of coaches, people will be able to try their hand at different sports.

The Journey to Christmas Festival will be held in Moscow from 22 December to 14 January. The city’s boulevards, squares and lanes will turn into theatrical stages, where performances, concerts and workshops will take place every single day. On New Year's Eve, the festive programme will last until 3 am.

Over 70 festive venues, including 21 in the city centre, will open in Moscow. The main events will be held on Tverskaya Street and Red Square, as well as on Manezhnaya, Tverskaya and Revolution squares, Rozhdestvenka, Novy Arbat and Arbat streets, Kamergersky Pereulok, Tverskoi and Gogolevsky boulevards, Klimentovsky Pereulok and Novopushkinsky Public Garden.

At each venue, there will be restaurant chalets, where people can sample food from all around the world. For example, there will be Japanese gyoza dumplings on Revolution Square and Tatar puff cakes (gubadiya) in Kamergersky Pereulok.