Winter holidays with children in St. Petersburg: ideas for an entertainment program

Winter holidays with children in St. Petersburg: ideas for an entertainment program

Winter St. Petersburg is one of the most picturesque cities in the world. Admire its cathedrals and palaces covered with snow, frozen canals and streets decorated with Christmas lights. If you have booked an inexpensive 4-star hotel in the center of St. Petersburg, then you can easily get to all the locations listed in this article.

Of course, a family trip to St. Petersburg can not do without visiting its main attractions: Nevsky Prospekt, the Hermitage, the House of Books, St. Isaac's Cathedral, as well as a couple of warm cozy cafes. But in this article we have selected places to visit with the whole family.


Winter is a good time to slowly get acquainted with the museum collections of St. Petersburg. The State Hermitage Museum is so large that it will take more than one winter trip to carefully explore all its 365 halls. Therefore, you should immediately decide which of the exhibits are most interesting to you. You can purchase a special program for your child in advance. The guide will tell you in detail how the emperors walked through the Ceremonial Halls, help you find the oldest helmet in the Roman Hall and all the heroes of myths in the Greek Hall. Your child will definitely not be bored! 


It is in winter that you can witness one of the brightest theatrical premieres. Tickets for high-profile productions disappear instantly, so it's better to plan a visit to the theater in advance.

The most famous theater in St. Petersburg is the Mariinsky. Tickets to the Mariinsky usually run out a few weeks before the start of the performance. You can also buy tickets for children's performances, they will help develop your child's imagination.

Active leisure

In winter, the open skating rinks of St. Petersburg begin the season, many of which do not close until late at night. This is a unique opportunity to skate surrounded by imperial palaces. By the way, new ice rinks appear in St. Petersburg every year. For convenient access to all popular skating rinks, we recommend booking a hotel at a good price on the official website.

Book a cozy hotel in St. Petersburg Theatre Square Hotel on the official website. Thanks to a good transport interchange, you can easily get to the main locations of the city.