Moscow's New Year's Eve party is huge and centers on Red Square. Celebrating the Russian New Year on Red Square, though, is not for the faint of heart. With the freezing temperatures of the Russian winter and the amount of time it can take to get in and out of Red Square, only the very dedicated - or very inebriated - will want to celebrate New Year's Eve out-of-doors.
Tips for New Year's Eve in Moscow:
Get tickets for a private party and listen to the chiming of the Kremlin clock on television instead of braving the cold weather on New Year's Eve. Better yet, spend New Year's Eve with friends and enjoy good food, champagne, and other drinks in an intimate atmosphere.