New Year and Christmas Festival this year, has already become one of the most beautiful and bright, not only in Moscow but also among many European capitals. The celebrations lasted for a month December 18 – January 18, and the organizing committee informed, that “Journey to Christmas” area in Moscow was visited by more than 10 million people from Russia and abroad. Not only the capital, but the whole Russia traditionally live with a festive mood for a month. This can be explained very simple – part of Russia starts celebrating Christmas on December 25, then Russians enjoy the most popular holiday – New Year, then Orthodox Christmas on January 7, and finally, the old New Year, which is specifically Russian tradition. Festival “Journey to Christmas” launched December 18, 2015 has become the largest project of its kind in Europe.
The closing ceremony of III Moscow International Fair Festival “Journey to Christmas” was held at the site of “The Island of the Enchanted Forest” at the Revolution Square. This year the festival was visited by more than 10 million people, including 2.5 million children. And all the New Year celebrations, which took place in the capital, were attended by 20 million people.
“New Year’s holidays were surprisingly happy, cheerful, bright, and Moscow did everything possible to make them so. This is the result of extensive work in the city to create a completely new and modern parks, squares, streets, public spaces comfortable. Festival “Journey to Christmas” was launched December 18, 2015 and became the largest project of its kind in Europe.
Christmas ball – nominated for entry in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest multimedia Christmas toy in the world. Its height – 17 meters, weight – 10 tons, and in the manufacture of construction used 23,000 dynamic diode lamps!
A festival of arts and a time of holiday partying largely in Moscow, Russia, and in other cities. In Moscow, there are circuses, performances of Russian fables for children, and other special theatrical presentations as well as traditional outdoor parties with troika (sled) rides, folk games, and dancing around fir trees. On New Year’s Eve, children wait for gifts from
‘‘Grandfather Frost’’—who wears a red robe and black boots and has a white beard—and his helper, Snow Girl.