City Reveals Father Frost’s Plans For Petersburg
Published: December 19, 2012 (Issue # 1740)
Ded Moroz (Father Frost), Russia’s version of Santa Claus, will switch on the lights of the city’s Christmas trees on Dec. 22, the press service of the city’s Culture Committee announced earlier this month.
This year Ded Moroz will not parade along the city’s main street, Nevsky Prospekt, but will instead arrive by sled, riding along the Neva River to the spit of Vasilyevsky Island, where he will switch on the lights on the Christmas tree. He will then cross over to the Bronze Horseman monument on the other side of the river.
In the evening Ded Moroz will arrive at the city’s Palace Square, where a traditional public event dedicated to the fairytale character annually takes place, Interfax reported.