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“THE SNOW QUEEN, SPACE PIRATES AND KILLER WHALE SHOWS: WHERE TO GO WITH KIDS IN DECEMBER”

What: a musical on the water “Around the World for the New Year”

For the first time, sea animals, trapeze artists, acrobats, dancers, musicians, synchronized swimmers and figure skaters meet on one site. So the advertising phrases that this “show has no analogues in the world” is not an exaggeration in this case.

More than 100 artists take part in the show. The main stars are dolphins, sea lions, walrus and beautiful killer whales. During the performance, real miracles happen in the water, in the air, on stage and even on ice. The International Council of Wizards will also appear in the hall: Santa Claus (Russia), Santa Claus (USA, Australia, Brazil, Canada), Oji-san (Japan), Papa Noel (Spain) and Joulupukki (Finland). An incredible performance of animals, bright show numbers, musical hits, colorful decorations, designer costumes, 5D-effects and large-scale video projections – all this makes the musical one of the main events of New Year’s Moscow.

Where: Moskvarium at VDNKh

When: from December 12 to January 17

What: the play “The Snow Queen”

The production uses a pre-Soviet version of the fairy tale, not edited by censorship: thanks to it, Christmas psalms and angels returned to the performance. However, for modern children, who are more friends with gadgets than with books, are spoiled by the spectacularity of cinema and the availability of all the wonders of the world on a computer monitor, this performance is ideal.

Because it is here that the old fairy tale takes on a second wind with the latest technologies, stunning costumes, and music. Fairy-tale convention is so subtly combined with realism that it is easy to forget where you are – in the auditorium, or – in the Fairy’s garden, in the snow-covered tundra, in the palaces of the Snow Queen …

Where: Moscow Art Theater named after Gorky

When: December 26 and 27 at 11:00 and 13:00, December 28, 29, 30 and 31 at 12:00

What: children’s dance performance “See you in a fairy tale”

Fascinating music and magic of light, fantastic costumes and splendor of dance – all this is the premiere of a new fairy tale performance at the Todes Theater. All viewers will experience incredible adventures together with the heroes of Russian fairy tales on the pages of a magic book. A new amazing story with high-tech, virtual travel to a fairy-tale world.

Where: Alla Dukhova Dance Theater TODES

When: 19, 27, 30 December

What: stunt tree “Space Pirate Academy”


The plot of this stunt tale is not trivial. Of course, there is a Snow Maiden and Santa Claus in it. But you are sure that Santa Claus is a good grandfather, not an interstellar Terminator. After all, he is fighting the leader of the space pirates Karra Abbas, who directs his cruiser to a peaceful blue planet and captures the Snow Maiden.

This show is fully interactive: you can take part in fun contests and attractions and get prizes for it (all for free!). You can also ride a Pirate cruiser and Super Big Foot, a dragon and Santa Claus’s space mosque, and at the same time throw snowballs at pirates.

Where: Adventure Park

When: December 26 and January 3-6