About New Year’s fairy tales for tourists big and small
The New Year is traditionally a family holiday, and for the winter holidays, tourists often expect to be with their children “visiting a fairy tale.” For those who are planning a similar trip, TURPROM offers instructions on the fantastic map of Russia: how to visit Santa Claus? where is the Snow Maiden’s tower? And what other New Year’s fun waiting for parents with children in the Russian open spaces?
As you know, for almost twenty years, since 1999, the main New Year wizard of the country lives in the city of Veliky Ustyug. The idea to settle in the Vologda forests of Santa Claus was very successful. It was the efforts of this “brand” that increased the attendance of the region to 300 thousand tourists a year, as a result, the city makes far-reaching plans – right up to the airport reconstruction, and also plans to expand the territory of Father Frost’s Land.
Father Frost’s Demesne But for the time being the practical side is this: You can visit your Demery as an organized tour, mainly with the “delivery” by train, or on your own. It should be borne in mind that due to the popularity and throughput of the Destiny, tour operators warn that places end quickly. At the same time, traveling around the Territory with the finished program as a whole is both easier and less expensive. As a rule, such a tour includes a trip to the Father Frost’s Fabled Land, a tour of the sights of Ustyug, a visit to the House of Santa Claus in the city itself, as well as an entertaining interactive New Year program in the Father’s Fiefdom, 11 km from the city – of course with gifts. By the way, here you can find yourself a professional guide in Veliky Ustyug.
Among the entertainments in the Votchina are contests and winter entertainments on the Fairy Tale Trail, where little tourists will be met in the House for twelve months, entertained by Goblin and the Wise Owl, the fabulous Mihailo Potapych and other familiar fairy tale characters will come out. The ending usually turns out to be the Santa Claus tower and the meeting with the New Year Wizard. In addition, the program includes a winter zoo, Santa Claus workshops, skiing from the mountains and on magical stoves, and the like.
Speaking of adult problems, it is worth saying that programs in the Witchlands continue from November to March, so if you wish, you can avoid New Year’s pandemonium. For tourists who prefer independent travel – an e-ticket can be purchased directly on the Votchiny website. The pleasure, which includes excursions along the path of fairy tales and to the House of Santa Claus, as well as a visit to the carpentry workshop, a New Year’s master class and a couple of game programs, will cost 1 rubles 210.
As for accommodation, there are several options. There are hotels in the heart of the world – the eponymous hotel complex itself includes nine cottages of different comfort, there are hotels in Ustyug itself. In addition, tour operators offer accommodation in boarding houses, located “in the vicinity.” Prices are different, the possible passing entertainment – too. For example, in the Valley of the Grandfather Frost Glacier to the bath. Again, it should be borne in mind that in general, the “hotel capacity” of the city is not so great.
It is worth noting that although the “main” residence of the New Year wizard was “identified” in the Vologda forests, the New Year grandfather opens its representative offices in many cities and does not refuse to call in. You can not go far at all – the estate of the New Year wizard – with the House of Santa Claus, Terem of creativity, the House of ice magic and other amusements are located directly in Moscow, in the territory of Kuzminki Park. And you can go the other way – and visit abroad, for which you do not need a visa, as well as the house of the Belarusian New Year wizard in Belovezhskaya Pushcha.
Terem Snow Maiden
The grandfather of Santa Claus has his own “place of residence”: her tower is located in the city of Kostroma, and she gladly accepts tourists for the New Year holidays. True to those who only thought to visit it – the program will have to be adjusted, because places in the terem, as the creators of the fairy tale warn, are not so many, and for the races from January 1 to 8 all the programs are already planned. However, in any season of professional guides in Kostroma, you will find here.
Terem Snegurochka Among the entertainment that Terem Snegurochka offers is an interactive excursion with “fun homemade and a cat Bayun”, where tourists will learn “Berendey legends and traditions” – the little guests will be shown the doll tale of Snow Maiden, as well as they will acquaint themselves with the winter wizard. Another offer of the tower is an excursion to the Ice Room, where, as the organizers of the tower say.