The New Year holidays at New Holland Island
25.12.2018 — 08.01.2019
From 25 December to 8 January there will be a New Year Market in the courtyard of the Bottle on New Holland Island, with 14 stalls selling festive food, treats and gifts located around a central, 8-metre high Christmas Tree.
The Bottle’s ground-floor residents will also be serving seasonal food and drink on two additional temporary stalls. The courtyard will be decked out with patio-heaters and chairs, and from 15 to 31 December there will be a Christmas Tree market open next to the Bottle’s main entrance.
This year there will be a New Year Post service on the charity stall, which will allow anyone to leave a gift for others who have fallen on hard times, and who need just the very basic things in life — care and support. Gifts will be collected for the homeless charity Nochlezhka, for the Anton’s right here foundation, the regional branch of Age and Joy, the Warm Home foundation, the Mother and Child charity project and the Centre for the Social Rehabilitation of Disabled Adults and Children in the Vyborg region. The gifts will be delivered by volunteers.
Also in the New Year events programme are performances by street orchestras in the Bottle courtyard, a screening of The Nutcracker on the main screen.
Once again there will be Father Frost workshops while the New Year Market is open, where children aged 6 and above can learn to make calendars, toys, gifts, garlands and board-games under the supervision of Father Frost’s highly experienced helpers. Participation is free of charge.
For more information about the New Year’s holidays at New Holland Island, please check the site.