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Holiday Greetings By Russian Railways
December 29, 2013 10:41


Russian Railways puts its passengers in the holiday mood during the Christmas period.

All railway stations in Russia will feature traditional Christmas feasts. Holiday greetings together with cheerful music will sound at stations on 30-31 December 2013 and on January 1, 2014, where festive actions will take place. On some stations children can attend New Year’s performances and matinees featuring fairy tale characters, Ded Moroz and Snegurochka.

During the Christmas holidays Directorate of Railway Terminals of Russian Railways together with "Spread your wings!" Children Social Assistance Charitable Foundation will arrange in Kazansky station's waiting room of enhanced comfort a theatrical Christmas show for children and will present Christmas sweets and surprises.

Children's matinees and theatrical shows featuring Ded Moroz and Snegurochka will also be held in waiting rooms of the train stations in Novokuznetsk, Khabarovsk, Tynda, Kemerovo, Samara, Penza-1 and other cities. The performances will be taking place on Christmas Eve as well. For example, a show titled "Christmas Tree" and "Metelitsa" exhibition-fair will take place at Novosibirsk train station. By tradition, at stations there will be organized New Year’s exhibition of drawings and handicrafts made by kids. So, the exhibitions of children's drawings will be held at Ufa, Penza-1, Ulyanovsk-Central and other train stations. Ice towns, slides, skating-rinks and comic contests for children will be open and held on railroad station forecourts in many Russian cities (Voronezh, Liski, Vyazovaya station etc.).

On December 31 and January 1 all little passengers of "Sapsan" and "Allegro" trains will receive sweet gifts – candy sets inside the "Little Sapsan" backpack. All the kids, who are going on a journey by long-distance trains of "FPC" (Russian Railways subsidiary) on December 31, will also receive candy sets in suitcases.

Little passenger of Central Suburban Passenger Company trains will receive their gifts as well. They will be given bright puzzles and sweets on all seven stations in Moscow on December 28 and 29. As usual, the passengers who will be spending their New Year's Eve on the train will get pleasant surprises that will make their trip funny and memorable. Trains will be decorated with Christmas symbols and many trains will be accompanied by Ded Moroz and Snegurochka.

New Year greetings will be played through public address system. On New Year's Eve conductors will not just perform their professional duties but will organize different competitions and quizzes as well. In dining cars passengers will be offered special holiday menus.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: Russian Railways Ded Moroz Snegurochka Sapsan Allegro 

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