MOSCOW, November 12 (Itar-Tass) — The first Christmas Village will open at Moscow’s All-Russian Exhibition Centre (VDNKh) on November 24, the VDNKh press service reported on Monday.
Over 10 days of New Year and Christmas holidays visitors of the grandiose fair, which will be situated in little houses, will be able to buy different fancy articles and practical home items: Christmas-tree hand-made decorations, aromatic candles of natural wax, gingerbreads, Christmassy candies, cosy mittens and many other things.
In addition, one of the biggest free ice rinks will work on the territory of the Christmas Village. This year the ice rink will be installed near the Stone Flower Fountain and round the Friendship of Peoples Fountain. Visitors will be able to hire skates or snow saucers.
For the first time a 10-kilometer illuminated snow skiing run will be laid at the All-Russian Exhibition Centre. It will run long the VDNKh forest-park area and connect with the Ostankino Park. Every family will be able to go skiing from morning to evening: the skiing run will be illuminated. Skis can be hired.
Everyone will be able to take hot tea and traditional Christmas mulled wine at cosy cafes. People will be also able to take hot chocolate, mulled wine, granny’s cakes, which are cooked by ancient receipts, muffins and breads.
Santa Claus’ mail will start working for the smallest guests. They will be able to send a letter to congratulate their relatives, to get Santa Claus’ autograph and photo as a souvenir. Husky are expected to be brought for holidays by the New Year Eve. Experienced trainers will teach to handle a team of dogs and conduct real sled dogs racing. Master classes will be given to make Christmas-tree balls and presents, to draw gingerbreads, decorate the New Year table etc.