1 December 2017 → Santa Claus will go along Nezavisimosti Avenue in a tractor
More than a thousand fairy-tale characters will take part in the traditional procession of Santa Claus and Snow-Maiden, the First Deputy Head of the Main Directorate of Ideological Work, Culture and Youth Affairs of the Minsk City Executive Committee Vitalina Rudikova told the "Minsk-Novosti" Agency correspondent.
"The New Year's theatrical procession of Santa Claus and Snow Maiden will be held in Minsk on December 23, beginning at 17:00," V. Rudikova said. "About 1000 fairy-tale characters are going to take part in the procession. In addition to the main characters of the New Year holidays, there will be other fairy-tale heroes."
They will begin their march in Nezavisimosti Square, and then go along Nezavisimosti Avenue and Lenin Street, Pobediteley Avenue to the Sports Palace. Grandfather Frost and his granddaughter will go not in a carriage, as it was last year, but ... in a tractor! They will be accompanied by a motorcade of eight such vehicles. At the final point of the route, a dance flash mob will be arranged, and the audience will also be able to participate in it. In conclusion there will be pneumatic fireworks.