Ded Moroz from Veliky Ustyug to open New Year celebrations in St. Petersburg on December 26

Christmas journey of the chief sorcerer will last until January 10
Share 26 November 2015
Vladimir Smirnov/TASS
Ded Moroz from Veliky Ustyug celebrating his birthday party at his residence

Ded Moroz from Veliky Ustyug will arrive in St. Petersburg on December 26, and will open the New Year celebration season in the city, according to Ded Moroz press service.

Traditionally, during his visit to St. Petersburg Ded Moroz will light the main New Year’s tree of the city on the Palace Square, and visit a number of social institutions in the city.

Everyone will be able to follow the movements of Ded Moroz in Russia in real time

New Year’s journey of Ded Moroz, according to the schedule on his official website, began on November 25 and will last for 1.5 months - until January 10. He plans to visit 30 cities in Russia and a number of foreign countries, including Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia and Finland. Ded Moroz will wish Muscovites happy holidays on December 24.

Everyone will be able to follow the movements of Ded Moroz in Russia in real time through a special sensor that is connected to GLONASS navigation system - they can use it on the official website of Ded Moroz.