The festival «Best City of Winter» is a large-scale event throughout Moscow, with a lot of lights, fun and magic to make you have a great festive mood! It will start on December 15 on the main streets, squares and parks, as well as all cultural institutions of the city.
One of the most important features of the festival is winter decoration of the city. You will be able to see all its beauty from December 15, when all decorative works will be completed. Thus, in front of the main entrance to the Gorky Park, a Christmas tree looking like an inverted ice cream horn will appear, and the light-tree maze and glowing swing will be installed in Muzeon.
Chistoprudny Boulevard will become a home for Ded Moroz (Santa Claus) on Tsvetnoy Boulevard will obtain a five-meter ice slide and a big tent «New Year’s entertainments» with an interactive program where everyone can make a wish. Sretensky Boulevard will be a stage for street performances «White Show» «Wonderland» and «City Mysteries».
To crown it all, there will be more than 40 New Year’s performances in cultural centers, theaters, museums and estates during the holidays. The festival will present dance flash mobs with 150 Santa Clauses and street theater performances on the boulevards. Moreover, admission to most of the Moscow museums will be free from 2 to 11 January.
Christmas celebrations (recall that the orthodox Christmas is celebrated on January 7) will take place in Moscow churches, parks, squares, on pedestrian streets of the capital, including the Patriarch’s Ponds and the park near the Novodevichy Monastery.
There will be about 1500 events during the New Year and Christmas holidays. You can find full program on the festival’s website (only in Russian).