The organizers of winter holidays in Kyiv are expecting around five million guests this year. This was announced by the Folk Ukraine project manager Igor Dobrutskyi, reports 112 Ukraine TV channel.
"During these two years we gained experience and we hope that this year's festival will attract even more attention of Kyiv’s residents and tourists," he said.
The New Year’s area for festivities will consist of three locations: on Sofiyivsky Square, Myhailivskyi Square and Volodymyrskyi driveway.
26-meter Christmas tree will be placed on the Sofiyivsky Square on December 3, the tree is delivered to Kyiv from the Ivano-Frankivsk region.The tree will be decorated with thousands of Yavorivski zabavky (toys) and 3 km of garlands. A big scene will be constructed on this location where 15 concerts will be held. In addition, a large viewing platform with a panorama of the whole city will be build here.
There will be an Entertainment Town on the Myhailivskyi Square, the main "highlight" of which will be a tall Ferris wheel of 16 meters high. The wheel will be located directly opposite to the Christmas tree. Also there will be two slides: for children and for adults with length from 40 to 80 meters. Another place for amusement is a 19-meter tunnel of wishes.
A Christmas Fair will take place on Volodymyrskyi driveway. In the City of craftsmen you will be able to buy the toys made by craftsmen from natural materials - cotton, straw, wood and clay.
Special photo zones will be organized for the guests of the festivities. There will also be a mirrored installation and an exhibition of new illuminations.
A total of 100 little houses will be placed in New Year's town that will sell food, drinks and toys, and gazebo where you can take shelter from rain and snow. It was decided to reduce a number of food courts this year. There were 18 of them last year and there will only be four this year.
Earlier it was reported that the main Christmas tree of the country arrived in Kyiv. The journey of the tree from Ivano-Frankivsk to Kyiv took more than 18 hours.