Festival of Lights

We all need a little magic in our lives. And the Festival of Light is what will bring you to a mysterious world full of light, adventures, and magic. You’ll have the chance to stroll along the narrow streets inside the Peter and Paul Fortress, get acquainted with the history of our country's navy, experience Night of Museums, and take a virtual tour of the city’s exhibition halls. You will meet the nightly “inhabitants” of the fortress, the artifacts of the Kunstkamera, revived sculptures from the Hermitage, and unusual characters from the art galleries of the Russian Museum. And you can even watch live performances online on their VK page or on this website.

Communal St. Petersburg Exhibition by Tatiana Anisimova

  • November 7 - December 1, 11 am - 10 pm daily
  • Artmuza Museum
  • Free entrance

Artmuza is a place where you can plunge into art: painting exhibitions, showrooms, art workshops, and modern gallery halls. But this time, we want you to experience a unique phenomenon of the Soviet times – communal apartments – and do it in an artistic way. The Communal St. Petersburg exhibition will let you take a fresh look at the city from the inside, see its power and complex history, feel the mood and aesthetics that are in each hidden corner. The artist’s techniques perfectly convey the spirit of the rainy city for you to see it in different ways.

Message to Man International Film Festival

  • November 3-8
  • St. Petersburg’s venues
  • Prices for each movie are available on the cinemas’ websites

The most reputable film festival of St. Petersburg will unravel on November 3-8. Every year, the Festival presents over 50 Russian premieres and more than 300 films from around the world for the competition and special programs. It’s not just a film festival – its layouts, the participants, and the competition, which combines documentary, animated, and short feature films make Message to Man (a film festival with a mission) different. Don’t miss your chance to not only see state-of-the-art masterpieces but also to visit the beautiful cinemas in the city!

Botanical Holidays

Soon, the entire city will be covered in snow (hopefully!) and vivid colors will be hard to find. And even now, when the weather is getting gloomy, it’s nice to sometimes catch the slipping away summer moments. And where can you get back to days of sun and blossom, if not at the Saint Petersburg Botanical Garden? This weekend, you can take a tour of the greenhouse to enjoy an exhibition of orchids and floral paintings, as well as take part in various botanical quests and events.