Tivoli Gardens recently opened Christmas in Tivoli for the 18th time. This year’s theme is a Russian Christmas, showcasing a copy of St. Basil’s Cathedral, which is celebrating its 450th anniversary. There is a Christmas village where there are stalls with towers and onion domes. Many ice crystals and spruce branches also add on to the feel of being at the Red Square in Kremlin.
It took two years for Tivoli’s architects, set designers and gardeners to conceptualize and develop the project. It entailed a lot of traveling, creativity and unique ideas. “The Russian city is inspired by the building style of the Czarist days with opulent onion domes, towers and precious carillons. Inside St. Basil’s Cathedral, visitors can board a miniature version of the Trans-Siberian railway which will take them through Russian landscapes featuring pixies, angelic choirs and extravagant Fabergé eggs“.
This year Father Frost also known as Ded Moroz, Santa Claus’ Russian counterpart, also pays Tivoli a visit in his blue and frosty sleigh. He is joined by his small grandchild ”Snegurochka”, or the Snow Maiden as they both give presents and look after the animals in the woods during the Winter season.
The Russian Christmas in Tivoli will be open until the 30th of December, 2011. During this period, you may visit the park and feel the holiday spirit through the many lights and decorations. Enjoy festivities and a Christmas market with stalls that sell Christmas decors, gift ideas, food and drinks. There will also be a magnificent fireworks display from the 26th – 20th of December.