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Christmas Journey Festival 2017


16.12.2016 – 15.01.2017
 For the fourth time already Moscow becomes a site for a Christmas Journey Festival – a colourful celebration of New Year and Christmas, full of bright events, shows, light installations and magical atmosphere. All over the city centre 144 fir trees will be placed to create a true spirit of New Year’s Eve. Muscovites and guests of the city will be able to take part in various quests and competitions: they will get the chance to prove their knowledge of New Year’s traditions and will get special coins to change for real gifts. Below you will find several theme areas to get some new impressions and positive emotions.

 Manezhnaya square - «Magical time»
 

Here you will find the highest fir tree of the festival (17 m). Children will be happy to participate in workshops on cartoon making, gift wrapping and journalism. Adults will be waited for at Christmas fair, where they will be able to buy some New Year’s decorations (even antiquities), unique watches, carnival masks, etc.

Ploshchad Revolyutsii - «Magical ice theater».
 

Here the visitors will enjoy everyday ice ballet shows: Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Chippolino and Snow White. The theatre performances will include more than 50 professional skating sportsmen. The ice theatre will also work as a skating rink when there will be no shows. Both children and their parents will be excited to get a ride on «Milky way» – 100 metres slope near the Manezhnaya square.


Pushkinskaya square – «Cozy time»
 

A beautiful summer fountain will turn into curious «Musical forest» installation which will surprise guests with traditional Christmas melodies and light performance.


Novopuskinsky Square – «The Gingerbread village»
 

In Novopushkisky square the visitors will plunge into the world of fairy-tales: they will taste traditional Russian gingerbreads, pumpkin muffins and other sweets. Adults and children will get the chance to take part in free English lessons and robotic engineering workshops.


Kuznetsky Most - «Gallery of magical fir trees»
 

Kuznetsky Most will turn into some sort of fashion house and stylish place, where the clothes by famous Russian designers will be sold. Professional actors will conduct master classes on acting and theatrical performance for children. Moreover, you will see an exhibition of magical fir trees, decorated by hundreds of shining lights. 

Gogolevsky boulevard - «Bethlehem star».
 

The decorations of the place near Christ the Savior cathedral will remind the visitors of the Nativity. Here you will be able to buy monastery goods, learn some of the religious customs and perceive the calmness and true beauty of Christmas.   


Tverskaya square – «European Christmas fair»
 

Here you will see a real Christmas village with neat little houses, restaurants and a beautiful fir tree. Special goods such as cutlery, ware, Christmas decorations, sweets and various gifts will be brought from all over the Europe: France, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic.  

Stoleshnikov Lane -  «Warm time»
 

The visitors will be able to participate in special tea and coffee ceremonies and master classes on handcraft, New Year’s decorations, latte art and making of New Year’s drinks. 

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