Workers have begun putting up decorations around Zaryadye Park for the New Year. Very soon the park will have air and geometric fir trees, a sculpture of Snegurochka wearing a kokoshnik, installations with bullfinches, polar bear sculptures and even a three-metre-high iceberg. The New Year’s decorations will all have been put up after 27 December.
“Workers have already made an installation with an illuminated number 2018 next to the stage of the big amphitheatre and to the main entrance. There are also illuminated yellow LED lights around the ponds,” said Zaryadye Park Director Pavel Trekhleb.
The Nature Centre pavilion will have 2.5-metre-high polar bear sculptures and a three-metre-high iceberg. There will also be geometric fir trees: they will have irregular glass and mirror shapes instead of branches.
Anyone going to the Media Centre will also be able to see air fir trees. They will be made out of hundreds of tiny foil-thin pieces of metal in the shape of New Year’s trees. They will be assembled in a certain order on the ceiling and attached with very thin threads, and this will create an illusion of airiness. In addition to this, there will be an almost two-metre-tall sculpture of Snegurochka wearing a kokoshnik and installations with bullfinches. Shop-windows will be adorned with stickers of bullfinches, blue tits plus snowflakes.
“Zaryadye Park will be open every day during the public holidays. On 1 January, the Media Centre and the Nature Centre will be open between noon and 8 pm, and between 10 am – 10 pm on 2–8 January,” Pavel Trekhleb added.
He noted that parking will be available all night long on 31 December to 1 January for those who want to spend New Year’s night in Zaryadye.
The park has prepared a special New Year and Christmas program. There will be New Year performances, workshops and lectures between 17 December and 11 January.
During these lectures, visitors will learn why Father Frost has a red nose, where Snegurochka comes from and how to make molecular caviar. Media Centre pavilion visitors will be able to take part in the interactive performance “Father Frost’s Surprise” and receive season’s greetings from the winter wizard and his granddaughter.
The main symbol of the festivities – a New Year’s tree – was installed in Zaryadye on 19 December. It is a 17-metre-high tree with colorful decorations and garlands. There is a photo zone next to it, where visitors can take pictures with characters from The Nutcracker.