17 Moscow parks will host grand opening of the winter season on November 21. There will be theatrical performances and concerts, fairs and master classes. In addition, skating rinks with artificial ice will start working this weekend. All the festive programs will begin at 13:00.
MUZEON ARTS PARK
The winter season here will open with Pololo Street Theater performance. It will take place in front of the Tretyakov Gallery. Using the circus techniques, actors will show mini-shows, luring visitors into the action. Children will be entertained by Ritmosfera – one day an impromptu orchestra with. At 17:00, a pageantry of stills-walkers and jumpers will start. A Gift Fair will run all day in front of the Tretyakov Gallery. There you will be able to choose gifts for friends and pack them beautifully.
THE HERMITAGE GARDEN
The theme of the winter season opening in the Hermitage Garden will be the Imaginarium. There will be optical illusions and Quite the Contrary art object – a Christmas tree in a Christmas ball. Ice Theatre artists will show The Dances of the World Imaginarium: Spanish tango, traditional Irish dance, theater of the Wild West. A skating rink with artificial ice will also open for visitors that day. Giant nets and airbags show will complete the festive program.
KRASNAYA PRESNYA PARK
Here visitors will enjoy all the winter fun. Coaches and instructors will tell you about figure skating, hockey and running classes. At 18:00, a concert and an ice show with characters from Snow Wite and the Seven Dwarfs will begin. Fairy tale heroes will entertain guests of the park during the whole winter: they will teach skating and hold tournaments. At 20:30, a disco on ice will begin. Launching white balloons into the sky will be the final chord of the winter season opening.
The Park’s stage will host theatrical cabaret show with dancers and jugglers. Throughout the evening guests will be able to take photos in tantamareskas and participate in culinary master classes. Ice disco will start at 20:30.
Ismaylovsky Park will host musical performances by cover-bands Manhattan and the Boston Band. They will play Russian and foreign musical hits. Brass band BRASS’OK will perform at 19:00: the park guests will hear popular melodies played on trumpets, trombones, French horns and percussion. Fireworks will be launched in the sky at 20.30 and at 20:45, the concert of the Brothers Grim band will start.
The park will host performance of the Freak Factories Theatre. Artists will teach visitors to juggle with alarm clocks, pillows, shoes and show stunts on a circus canvas. At the end of the celebration, there will be a theatrical fire show by Fire People Theatre.
On the opening of the winter season, everyone is welcome to participate in a drum show on ice, attend master classes in figure skating and to watch an ice show. Moreover, visitors will be able to take part in lessons on fine arts and master classes on creation of interesting objects from unusual materials, as dough, wool, millet and even buttons. Organizers also promise active games, competitions and dance battles.
On November 21, Vorontsovo Estate will host numerous master classes. Decorative arts experts will show visitors how to make Christmas decorations and lovely felted gifts. Children will be entertained by snowman Olaf from Cold Heart cartoon. The fairy hero will come to the holiday in a vintage car and will announce a competition for the best gift for the snowman. Visitors will read poems, sing songs, show pictures or decorative object. Performance The Secret of the Magic Flower will pass near the main stage of the park. Then ice rink will open with Fairy Tale on Ice Show.