New Year in St Petersburg
The arrival of Santa Claus from Veliky Ustyug
24 Dec 18:00
The New Year's celebration in St. Petersburg will begin on December 24 when the city on the Neva river will welcome a very important guest — Santa Claus from Veliky Ustyug. Rabbits, snowmen and reindeers will tune the citizens to the New Year's wave.
If the foreign Santa Claus lives somewhere in the North Pole, the home of the Russian father Frost is considered to be the Northern city of Veliky Ustyug. On December, 24 a week before the main night of the year, Santa Claus will arrive in Saint Petersburg to give the official start of the Christmas holidays.
The visit of the honorary guest in the city will be prepared thoroughly. Two days before the event special teaser-mobiles with snowmen, rabbits and deer will drive along the streets. They will create a festive mood and take pictures with people.
It will be possible to meet the main New Year's wizard on the Palace square in St Petersburg at about 18:00, Ded Moroz (Santa) has an important mission here — to open the main Christmas tree of the city.