The main Christmas tree of Ukraine was lit in the capital on Sofiyska square. This was reported by the correspondent of 112 Ukraine TV channel on the air.
"We look forward to the moment when the main tree of the country will be lightened. Mayor of Kyiv Klitschko just finished his speech. First lady Maryna Poroshenko with children are also present. People are already waiting, the atmosphere is festive. Christmas tree is a meter higher this year. The mood is festive, people listen to a concert and try national dishes and drinks, which are represented here," the reporter said.
As it was reported earlier, on December 19, the lighting of Christmas trees will take place in all areas of Kyiv on St. Nicholas day.
It is noteworthy that this year Christmas town in the center of Kyiv will combine three locations. At Sofiyska square - Christmas tree and a big stage, at Mykhailivska square - slides, mazes and a Ferris wheel, and Holiday Fair on Volodymyrskyi proizd.