So for many years under the Soviet Union, Grandfather Frost and the Snow Maiden would come to children’s New Year parties to hand out gifts.
Some families in Russia exchange gifts at Christmas, and some choose to continue the tradition of doing so on New Year’s Day instead.
Then once the New Year arrives, the party really gets going.
Russian cities are lit up with amazing firework displays.
If you’re headed to Russia for the Christmas and New Year period, you’re going to have a great time.