Russian Winter Festival

Event Date: 
Saturday, December 14, 2013 - 1:00pm to Sunday, December 15, 2013 - 5:00pm
RSVP Required
Included Items: 
$18, $15 seniors, $12 members, $10 college students, $5 Children 6-18, free for children under 6

Celebrate Sviatki, the festive winter season, in traditional Russian style!

  • Meet Grandfather Frost, Russia’s Santa Claus, and his granddaughter, the Snow Maiden in a fun family play, based on traditional Russian stories, produced by Adventure Theatre.
  • Create and wear your own kokoshnik (lady’s headdress) or Russian gentleman’s winter hat to dress in the style of boyars (old Russian nobels).
  • Enjoy the playful antics of mummers parading in animal costumes and discover what the New Year has in store from fortunetellers strolling the estate, presented by Happenstance Theater
  • Enjoy lively music performed by Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble.
  • Listen to enchanting winter tales from Russia told by storyteller Arianna Ross of Story Tapestries.

Schedule of Activities

Russian Folk Music by Samovar
Visitor Center Second Floor
Saturday: 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm, 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm
Sunday: 1 pm, 2 pm, 3:30 pm

Grandfather Frost & the Snow Maiden: a play for families
Visitor Center Theater
Saturday: 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm
Sunday: 1:30 pm, 3 pm, 4:30 pm

Russian Winter Tales
Visitor Center Theater
Saturday: 12 noon, 2 pm, 4 pm
Sunday: 2:30 pm, 4 pm

New Year's Fortunetelling
Strolling the Estate
Saturday: 10 am-1 pm
Sunday: 3:30-5 pm

Mummers on Parade
Strolling the Estate
Saturday: 2-5 pm
Sunday: 1-2:30 pm

Make a Kokoshnik or Winter Hat:  art workshop
Saturday: 10 am-5 pm
Sunday: 1-5 pm

Explore the Estate

Tickets ($18, $15 seniors, $12 members, $10 college students, $5 Children 6-18, free for children under 6):