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Other festival venues will continue until January 12.

Completed the Central venue of the festival “Journey to Christmas” located on Tverskaya street. It was attended by around six million people. This was reported Sergei Sobyanin on his page in the social network “In contact”.

The mayor noted that other festival venues will continue until January 12.

This year’s Christmas program of the festival “Journey to Christmas” lasted for six days — from December 31 to January 5. His main theme was space. So, the festival ground on the Tver and moss street area have been decorated in the style of the space. For visitors was organized by the program “Moscow. Dreams of space” and “Moscow. The first time”. Three sites — “dreams of earth and sky. 1920-1930-ies”, “the Conquest of space. 1950-1960-ies” and “Space mission. 1970-1980-ies” — were dedicated to different periods of space development, from fantasies to exploration of space beyond earth’s atmosphere.

Over 75 hours of holiday on Tverskaya has been more than four thousand street performances and entertainment programs, including 300 performances and concerts, as well as about 290 street performances and carnival procession from the project “Golden Mask in the city.”

In addition, the main site of the festival was organized by 2100 master classes. The most popular were classes in “robotics Workshop” and “Workshop of Christmas decorations”, more than six thousand children participated in the construction of the spaceport part of the designer and almost four thousand visitors attended “a Futuristic design workshop”.

One of the main heroes of the celebration were Russian cosmonauts. Alexander Skvortsov and Oleg skripochka congratulated the guests on New year aboard the International space station (ISS). A video of their greetings can be seen on the stages of venues on Tverskaya street, all the days of celebration.

In addition, the screen installed on the building of the Telegraph, broadcast the congratulations and best wishes from the Mayor of Moscow, famous actors, musicians and athletes.

January 2 at “Planetarium”, located on moss street, meetings were held with the cosmonauts, heroes of the Russian Federation Oleg Artemyev and Fyedor urchihin, who shared their knowledge about space and answered questions about what will be the future of space exploration and that the astronaut experiences, going into outer space.

Only the “Planetarium” was held at 76 lectures and meetings. In them, as well as in workshops on astronomy, was attended by about 3,500 guests.

For the most active visitors to the Central festival events was organized by the 750 sports programs.

Among the main sports of the novelties of this winter — skiing and tubing demonstrations snowboarders using reversible winch. In addition, the Tverskaya was possible to see performances of athletes Chilingarov walking on slings, tie level of roofs, tricks from famous snowboarders and shows professional motorcyclists.

Space theme chosen by chance. In 2020 marks the 55th anniversary of the first man’s exit into space. Besides, 60 years will be executed since the founding of the mission control Center and the cosmonaut training Center.

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