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30,000 tourists visited the official residence of Ded Moroz (Russia's Santa Claus) during New Year holidays.
On preliminary data 30,000 tourists visited the official residence of Ded Moroz (Russia's Santa Claus) located in Veliky Ustyug (about 450 km northeast of Vologda, the capital of the Vologda Region).
Veliky Ustyug has much to offer the discerning visitor. It has a remarkable place on Russia's tourist map. With a unique cultural and historical heritage, the city, abundant with architectural monuments and arts, has great tourism potential.
The official residence of Ded Moroz (Russia's Santa Claus) is located in Veliky Ustyug. It is in traditional "terem" style. The residence welcomes visitors all year around, but naturally it is especially popular during the New Year's holiday season.
The estate of Ded Moroz is situated in a pine forest 15 km from one of the most beautiful towns in the Russian North, Veliky Ustyug. It officially opened to visitors in 1998 and sees over 250,000 tourists every year.
The residence of Ded Moroz includes not only the house of Ded Moroz, but also comfortable cottages made of wood, a restaurant, a recreation centre with a sauna, a swimming pool and a billiard room. Here you can find a wide range of sports facilities such as skis, sledges, boats, and fishing-rods. These facilities are spread throughout the territory and include sports to suit every taste. The residence provides a true air of New Year's fairy tale atmosphere and the focus on the pure pleasures of the great outdoors.