Meet Father Frost and play curling: New Year holidays at VDNKh

December 31, 2019

Russia’s chief exhibition offers an eventful program for the New Year holidays. Learn to play curling, figure skating, get trained at the Father Frost's school and participate in fun races.

VDNKh's skating rink will be open 03:00 pm till 11:00 pm on 1 January 2020 and 10:00 am till 11:00 pm on 2 to 8 January, with an upkeep break 03:00 pm till 05:00 pm.

On the first day of the year, 03:30 pm till 04:00 pm, as well as on 3, 5 and 7 January 12:00 pm till 01:30 pm, the rink will host sports exercises. Starting 2 January, figure skating master classes launch. Athletes will tell how to master skating, teach basic movements and some dance combinations. The classes will be held daily at the Sweethearts Alley around the Friendship of Peoples fountain, 12:00 pm till 03:00 pm and 05:00 pm till 08:00 pm until 7 January.

On 3, 5 and 7 January, join fun races on the site in front of Pavilion No. 57 held 12:00 pm till 02:30 pm. Children and adults will become Father Frosts delivering gifts and trying to cope with all the New Year errands.

A sports and entertainment centre is also being arranged near Pavilion No. 57. Children's Snowboard Park welcomes kids aged 3-6 to learn boarding. The pump track site offers to ride the track on your bikes and scooters. The centre will be open 03:00 pm till 07:00 pm on 1 January and 11:00 am till 07:00 pm 2 to 7 January. Besides, Shine tubing slide will be open during New Year holidays, 1 January 03:00 pm till 11:00 pm, and 2 to 8 January, 10:00 am till 11:00 pm.

On 3 January, 12:00 pm till 05:00 pm, Chess Club hosts curling tournaments. On 2, 3 and 7 January, 12:00 pm till 04:00 pm and on 5 January, 03:00 pm till 07:00 pm, a professional artist will conduct skate painting master classes. On 4 January, 12:00 pm till 08:00 pm, Father Frost's school will open on the site. Snowmen postmen will help children write New Year's letters, and the chief wizard of Russia will come from his estate in Kuzminki to wish VDNKh guests a happy New Year.

On 5 January, 11:00 am till 02: 00 pm, VDNKh hosts the Nordic walking festival. Participants will compete with each other and walk through the most picturesque sited of Russia’s chief exhibition.

On 6 January, Chess Club runs rapid chess tournaments. The competition will last from 12:00 pm till 05:00 pm.

5 to 7 January, VDNKh's ice rinks will hold Christmas wish days. Animators dressed in fairy-tale costumes will offer visitors to write greetings to strangers and get a card with kind wishes in return in four skate rental pavilions.

Фото: Максим Денисов

Until 8 January, citizens can visit the New Year's Races Sports Amusement Park located at VDNKh EXPO covering about 14,000 sq m. Besides, during the winter holidays guests are welcome to the Rope Park at Physical Culture and Sport Pavilion No. 27 and to the free skating rink in Ostankino Park.

As soon as there is enough snow, 110 m and 120 m long runs will open next to Pavilion No. 64 to ride on snow racers and 4-wheelers. Ostankino Park will offer ski walking. The southern loop invites to enjoy a dog sled ride.

Museum and exhibition displays are to open on 2 January. During the winter holidays, the Crafts Park Pavilion will turn into a Father Frost's factory. New Year performances will take place at the City Farm, VDNKh's Culture Centre, the Fairy Tale Theatre, Moskvarium and Robostation. Technograd opens a Touring Professions city camp.

On public holidays, a Christmas fair will run behind Agriculture Pavilion No. 58 10:00 am till 09:00 pm. VDNKh visitors will taste foods of various national cuisines and choose gifts for their nearest and dearest.


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