Santa Claus with fairy-tale characters lit the lights on the New Year tree in Putyatin
On November 19, lights were lit on the New Year tree in the central square of the village of Putyatino. An entertainment program was arranged for everyone with songs, dances, contests and gifts. Snowmen, grandmother-hedgehogs, the postman Pechkin, “three winter months”, Santa Claus and the Snow Maiden did not let the audience stand still. The audience danced round dances, played snowballs and guessed riddles. Irina Davydova, deputy head of the district for social issues, congratulated the residents on the upcoming holidays. From that day on, New Year’s events in the region started.
Elena Bondarenko, local resident:
“They came to the opening of the Christmas tree with their daughter Masha, she is not yet three years old. It was her first time at such holidays, but she watched with interest what was happening. We enjoyed the event, although we were a bit cold. The artificial Christmas tree is beautiful, with lit lights visible from afar. But, forgive me the defenders of nature, I like the living better.