Upcoming New Year celebrations in Vologda will be special: Vologda is due to become New Year Capital of Russia’s North in 2017
A project called New Year Capital was launched in Russia several years ago. It was initiated by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation in 2013. The All-Russian project “New Year Capital of Russia” is designed to stimulate the development of domestic tourism.
In 2017, the honour to become New Year’s Capital of Russia’s North fell upon Vologda for the third year in a row. Vologda’s authorities have planned a number of major festive actions and events. The celebrations will take place from December 27, 2016 through January 7, 2017.
It is expected that Vologda will become a magnet for tourists from all over Russia, drawing attention to its traditions, sights and cultural events.