This Weekend in St. Petersburg: November 23-24, 2019

It’s getting chillier outside and it can definitely be said now that winter is coming, which means that it’s time for comforting stay-ins, hot, steaming tea, and tons of spicy made-from-scratch soup! This weekend is all about fun and cozy fairs for you to check out.

Astoria Hotel. Credit: elle.ru

Winter Charity Bazaar

  • November 24, from 11:30 am to 4 pm
  • Astoria Hotel
  • Admission: 50 rubles

This Sunday, November 24, St. Petersburg’s International Women’s Club organizes its annual Winter Charity Bazaar, which will take place in the fabulous interiors of the legendary Astoria Hotel. There’ll be lots of international stalls selling food and traditional products made by local craftspeople, fun workshops for both children and adults, as well as the Lucky Draw and the Grand Raffle where you can win amazing prizes! 

Thai Festival

Tom Yum. Credit: fiesta.city
Tom Yum. Credit: fiesta.city

Head to one of the most unusual museums in St. Pete, the Museum of Spices (the first in Russia and third in the world!) to dive into the delicious and flavoursome world of Thai cuisine, learn about all the ins and outs of how to make a perfect sweet and sour Tom Yum soup, as well as familiarize yourself with the museum’s collection and explore the incredible history of spices and herbs. To book a place at the workshop, please call +7 981 159-84-45. Note that the ticket office only accepts cash.

Cheese Stories Fair

  • November 24, from midday to 6pm
  • Pioneer Club
  • Free admission
Credit: vk.com/cheese_history
Credit: vk.com/cheese_history

Cheddar, Mozzarella, Parmesan, Gouda, Roquefort, Camembert, Feta – if these words make your mouth water, don’t miss the traditional Cheese Stories fair, where you can purchase numerous kinds of cheese produced by local farmers and learn more about the most exquisite and unusual ones!

Handmade Fair

Credit: vk.com/festash_spb
Credit: vk.com/festash_spb

And be sure to check out the monthly Handmade Fair, which will bring together over 200 local artists who will present their most unusual, mesmerizing and unique handmade crafts. The subtle Scandinavian decor and ornate oriental designs, dainty porcelain brooches and mind-blowing lampwork glass beads, exquisite immortelle bouquets and fancy glass florariums – here, you can find it all! You can also participate in a whole range of fun workshops, for example, one where you get to make your own bath salt mix or embroidery brooch, as well as listen to nice music and enjoy a cup of delicious coffee!

Enjoy your weekend!

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