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If you are planning to spend holidays in St. Petersburg, be sure to see how Palace Square looks like in the New Year 2023. In this place, the main Christmas tree of the city is traditionally set - a living beauty of at least 25 meters in height. Since thousands of people come here every year, they develop an extensive program for folk festivals, which includes:

    • Concerts featuring folk artists, pop stars and Olympic champions. Performances begin a few hours before midnight and continue until the morning.
    • Live broadcasts. A teleconference is set up, and congratulations from different parts of the country are heard throughout the night. Petersburgers can also hear the president's New Year's speech and say hello to their relatives from other cities.
    • Show program with light and laser special effects.
    • New Year's fireworks planned in the Neva waters.

    Detailed program can be found on the official website of the city administration.

    For the convenience of vacationers from the evening of December 31, Nevsky prospekt will be blocked for vehicles, and pedestrians will be able to walk freely from Sadovaya Street to the Palace Bridge. Entrances to Palace Square will be open from Pevcheskybridge and Millionnaya Street, from the opposite side and from the side of the General Staff Building. To ensure order and safety, vacationers will not be allowed to bring alcoholic beverages to the square. This will be monitored by patrols. Usually the celebrations end at 3-4 am, but most people prefer to stay until dawn.

    Where to eat on New Year's Eve

    If you plan to celebrate the New Year 2023 on Palace Square, then entertainment events and positive emotions are guaranteed to you. If you want to have a bite to eat, there are restaurants and cafes within walking distance, which will be open throughout New Year's Eve. Depending on your preferences, you can choose an institution with Italian, Oriental, French cuisine or try national Russian dishes. To do this, it is advisable to familiarize yourself in advance with restaurants that can be reached on foot:

    • Restaurant Gogol on Malaya Morskaya Street. The menu features classic Russian and Caucasian dishes. The interior is decorated in the style of the 19th century: carved oak tables, bookcases and a stove convey the atmosphere of that time.
    • Café Hermitage. Visitors are offered delicious coffee and fresh pastries.
    • IQ Laboratory Of Coffee. The range includes freshly squeezed juices, as well as dishes and snacks prepared according to the principle of "he althy eating".
    • Cafe "Trinity Bridge". Chain of vegetarian cafes. The menu contains oriental, European, Georgian, Russian, Japanese dishes prepared withoutmeat.
    • Gastropub BM 4. The institution has a wide selection of beer drinks and various snacks for them. Large selection of grilled meats, fast food and sauces.
    The average entry price for one person can vary from 3 to 25 thousand rubles. This difference depends on the menu, the availability of an entertainment program, the level of the restaurant and the service. In any cafe, places should be booked in advance.

    Hotels and hostels near Palace Square

    To save time on the road, you can stay at one of the many hotels and hostels located near the Palace Square. Here you will find a suitable option for lovers of luxury and for those who want to save money:

    • Red Stars Hotel. The hotel is located in the historical center of St. Petersburg. The convenient location allows you to get to the Mariinsky Theater, Nevsky Prospekt, St. Isaac's Cathedral, Yusupov Palace and other attractions in a few minutes.
    • Kempinski Hotel Moika 22. Excellent value for money, comfort and convenience. Within walking distance are the General Staff Building, Palace Square, the Winter Palace of Peter I and other historical monuments.
    • Hotel Altburg. Ideal for lovers of peace and quiet, as the windows of the historic building of the 19th century overlook a cozy courtyard. Located 300 meters from the Moscow railway station. Convenient transport interchange allows you to get to any part of St. Petersburg. A short walk from the hotel is the Russian Museum, Mikhailovsky Castle,Kazan Cathedral, embankments of the Fontanka and Neva rivers.
    • Hotel "Pushka INN". The place is famous for its romantic atmosphere and proximity to famous restaurants.
    • "Talion Imperial Hotel". The fact that the hotel is located in the Eliseev Palace, which was built in the 18th century, already makes it a landmark. Palace Square, the Hermitage, the Admir alty, the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood are within a 5-7 minute walk.

    To avoid the hustle and bustle of the city center, you can book a hostel on the outskirts. This will save money and will not cause much inconvenience, since the metro will work all night on New Year's Eve.

    After Palace Square, you can visit Nevsky Prospekt and Sennaya Square. Theatrical performances with the participation of spectators, remote trade, and various lotteries will be organized there. Snowmen, hares and chanterelles will treat everyone with free tea, gingerbread and bagels. Skiing and skating sites will be prepared for outdoor enthusiasts in different parts of the city.

    See also:

    • New Year 2023 on Red Square
    • New Year 2023 in Kazan
    • New Year 2023 in Sochi

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