12:04 Dec. 20, 2016
Kyiv central park is now transformed into a huge European residence of Santa Claus
The significance of the innovative European residence is its design and architecture. There are several little buildings with rounded vaults, which resemble icehouses [igloo]. There, visitors can find toys workshops, New Year post office, restaurant and Santa's house.
The newly opened Santa's residence is located at Mariinsky park in Kyiv, which is not far from St Nicholas's winter residence.
After the opening ceremony of the main Christmas tree at Sofiyska Ploscha on St Nicholas Day, Santa Claus together with St Nicholas lit the main spruce of Pechersky district.
The European residence is inhabited not just by Santa Claus, but by his entire family, which consists of Mrs Claus, their daughter Sunny and her friends elves.
Festive candy shop, where children together with elves can cook Christmas treats, is working on the territory of the residence.
There is also a special place where visitors can play snow balls and other festive games.
At the opening ceremony of Santa Claus's European residence, guests were amused with fire show.
Read more: Ukraine Today's Christmas special