Beginning on December 18, the whole Moscow becomes a part of a great festival for the following 27 days until January 14 – beautiful art exhibitions, amazing street shows and performances, master classes on many interesting things, like cooking and decoration, delicious food and tons of souvenirs – all of this will be waiting for you on 38 venues. All and sundry can participate in various quests and contests.
“Journey into Christmas” is known as the world’s biggest New Year Festival and one of the most charming festivals in Moscow year-long. Combining traditions of Russian christmas and new contemporary ideas is what makes it fascinating for everyone.
Manezh Square is a start-off place for the festival, where one of the most popular sights of Moscow – huge glowing ball – becomes the largest Christmas bauble in Russia, as a part of the festival. Furthermore, the ball`s dimensions will be much increased and recorded at 17 meters. By the way, LED lights lines make a Guinness Record as their length is 9.5 kilometers long.
Russian map shaped labyrinth with a 17-meter high shining Christmas tree is what will amaze the festival participants after they see the ball. Moreover, there will be exhibitions dedicated to Russian history of various time frames hosted inside the maze – beginning with fashion waves of every century to Soviet placards will be shown to visitors.
Another great way of showing oldest Russian traditions is building a 100-meter high ice slide, which is going to be the biggest one in Russia. People of all ages are able to go through such an experience to remember.
Fun for children
The youngest guests of “Journey into Christmas” will have a ton of interesting things to do during the festival – Tverskaya Square is considered to be the main place of interest for kids. For example, Tverskoy boulevard will become a “Small town of Storytellers” where children are able to ride a carousel, decorate a Christmas tree, or learn to cook candies and sew pretty dolls. Also, they can learn how to skate, snowboard or even play hockey from skilled instructors for free, and the equipment will be provided with no charge too.
Nevertheless, different workshops and animations for the youngest are not limited by the “Town” – multiple other ones will be held in other areas of the “Journey into Christmas”.
Do not forget to dress according to Russian winter and start off your own Christmas adventure!