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Over 160,000 people visited Vologda Oblast during New Year holidays.
In 2017 the honour to become New Year’s Capital of Russia’s North fell upon Vologda again. The New Year was celebrated in a special way, because every Russian city has its own traditions of celebrating. Vologda’s authorities planned a number of major festive actions and events not only in Vologda, but also in Veliky Ustyug, the hometown of Ded Moroz, Russia’s equivalent of Santa Claus.
From December 27, 2016 to January 8, 2017 large-scale New Year and Christmas celebrations took place in the city of Vologda and nearby tourist sites. Celebrating this wonderful holiday is one of the most heartwarming traditions.
The main celebrations were held on December 27, when Russia’s Ded Moroz arrived in Vologda. The celebrations wound up with lighting up the first Christmas tree at the Revolution Square in the heart of Vologda.
Vologda has much to offer the discerning visitor. The Vologda Region has a remarkable place on Russia's tourist map. With a unique cultural and historical heritage, the region, abundant with architectural monuments and arts, has great tourism potential.
Thousands of tourists headed to the residence of Ded Moroz in Veliky Ustyug during New Year holidays. Ded Moroz lives in his wooden palace in the pine forests at Votchina 15 km off the town of Veliky Ustyug on the bank of the Sukhona River.
The residence of Ded Moroz includes not only the house of Ded Moroz, but also comfortable cottages made of wood, a restaurant, a recreation centre with a sauna, a swimming pool and a billiard room. Here you can find a wide range of sports facilities. These facilities are spread throughout the territory and include sports to suit every taste.
The residence provides a true air of New Year's fairy tale atmosphere and the focus on the pure pleasures of the great outdoors.