YAROSLAVL, November 15. /TASS/. This year tourists visiting the city of Yaroslavl will have a chance to see a massive fair on the main city square, Soviet square. Festive events in the capital of the Golden Ring national tourist route will begin on December 28 and run during the Christmas week, Deputy Mayor Ivan Lileyev told TASS on Tuesday.
“This year, the main festive events will take place on Soviet square where a New Year and a Christmas fair will be held, scheduled to open on December 28. Pretty little houses will be set up there as it is done in Europe, where souvenir merchandise, national alcohol free drinks and food including sbiten, pelmeni and bliny will be available. The fair will run until January 7,” Lileyev said.
The deputy mayor noted that such New Year fairs had not been held on Soviet square for a long time. This year a big stage will be established so that singers and bands could entertain the public all day long. A Christmas tree will be installed on the square and a large skating rink will be set out.
According to Lileyev, a massive fair will woo more tourists. “The tourist inflow to the city may double,” he noted.
Yaroslavl, one of the most ancient Russian cities, turned 1006 in 2016. Its city center is inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.