Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko and Ukraine’s first lady Maryna Poroshenko led the solemn opening ceremony, lighting the torches on the New Year tree, which is installed at Sofiyska square in the Ukrainian capital.
The 28 meters-high silver fir has paper lights and toys on it. Every day, the tree will change colors; on December 31, it will shine with all colors of the rainbow. The tree will be covered with 3.6 kilometers-long stream of fairy lights.
The holiday campus at Sofiyska square will be open until January 14.