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Christmas Comes to Khreshchatyk Street

10. December 2012 by Masha 0 Comments

Wooden pavilions popped up on Khreshchatyk Street this past weekend filled with handmade toys, Christmas decorations, souvenirs, traditional crafts, miniature Christmas trees, gifts and sweets. The Christmas Village is a new project proposed by Kyiv's mayor and it will entertain visitors through January 19th.

 

For the grand opening of the fair, the Kyiv Municipal Brass Band dressed up in Santa hats and played some tunes while children dressed in beautiful folk costumes and sang and danced. 

 

 

"I like the idea of a fair... it is always good especially for children. The carousel, animals are real fun," said Daria Silantyeva, a visitor who attended with her young daughter.

 

In addition to a carousel and train, kids and adults alike are fascinated by the petting zoo complete with ponies, goats, rabbit, sheep and ostriches. Vietnamese piglets are expected to join the menagerie. Young and old visitors can also stop by the Ukrainian craftsmen's workshop near the main post office where master classes on straw-knitting and felting toys take place.

 

Are you chatting with Ukrainian girls who live in Kyiv? Ask if they have plans to visit the Christmas Village! 

 

Source, Photos: Kyiv Post