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Over 47,000 people visited Vologda during New Year and Christmas holidays

From December 30, 2019 to January 8, 2020 large-scale New Year and Christmas celebrations took place in the cities and towns of the Vologda Region.

Celebrating this wonderful holiday is one of the most heartwarming traditions. It is passed on from generation to generation, bringing people together. 47,300 people visited Vologda during New Year and Christmas holidays (that is 4% more than last year).

The main celebrations were held on December 30, when Russia’s Ded Moroz arrived in Vologda. At night the celebrations wound up with lighting up the first Christmas tree at the Revolution Square and stunning fireworks in the heart of Vologda.

Vologda has much to offer the discerning visitor. The city has a remarkable place on Russia's tourist map. With a unique cultural and historical heritage, Vologda City, abundant with architectural monuments and arts, has great tourism potential.

Most of the guests came from Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Arkhangelsk and Vologda region. About 38.5 thousand tourists visited local museums and cultural programs. The Vologda State Museum-Reserve was very popular with the tourists.

New Year celebrations in Vologda City entered Russia’s top 10 Christmas festivals. The celebrations in Vologda included an annual lighting up of the first New Year’s tree in the heart of Vologda, fireworks, live music, master-classes and holiday dishes. Lots of artist groups brought the best of their music and dance to Vologda to create the spirit of Christmas and make the holidays brighter.

Vologda Oblast official website