The residence of Father Frost in Belovezhskaya Pushcha is one of Belarus’ most famous tourist attractions. All the year round this fairytale character receives visitors in Europe’s biggest and oldest forest.
Father Frost’s residence in Belovezhskaya Pushcha opened in December 2003. A picturesque nature and a fairytale atmosphere of the primeval forest made it one of the most visited places of Belarus.
The residence is situated in the oldest European forest that boasts one of Europe’s biggest bison populations. It used to have the world’s tallest Christmas tree that was 150 years old. During New Year and Christmas holidays the tree was decorated with a record high number of lights. Unfortunately, in summer 2014 the tree started to fade and was eventually cut down. But in the forest there are still a lot of beautiful fir trees which are older than 200 years.
Skilful craftsmen turned the residence into a fairytale place. Here you will see houses decorated with hand-carved wooden fretwork and sculptures of fairytale characters, discover the captivating world of myths and legends, take part in games and contests and try unusual dishes…
Thousands of tourists visit Father Frost’s abode in Belovezhskaya Pushcha every year. In 2013 the residence welcomed one millionth visitor.
On 13-15 December 2013 the residence of the Belarusian Father Frost marked its 10th anniversary and the 150th anniversary of the world’s tallest New Year tree. The visitors was treated to an eventful program featuring fairytale characters from around the world who were flock to Belovezhskaya Pushcha to take part in the celebrations.
The culmination of the festivities was presentation of the project Fairy Map of Russia and Belarus during which the first international fairytale mile inaugurated in Belarus.
The entrance to the residence is guarded by two wooden knights – Oakley Oak and and Elmy Elm.
They used to be trees that were damaged during a hurricane.
The residence is 15 hectares big.
Here you can find:
A workshop of the Mother Winter and the Ice Museum opened during the festivities timed to the 10th anniversary of the residence.
The workshop of the Mother Winter offers unique fairytale gifts, including handmade New Year decorations and Belarusian traditional amulet dolls. New Year souvenirs are also available in the residence.
Visitors will be offered to take a ride across the residence on a special New Year train.
There will also be belvederes, tables and benches under canopies or trees.
The Belarusian Father Frost and his assistants welcome visitors all the year round.
The festivities and celebrations held at the residence include:
Visitors to Belovezhskaya Pushcha and Father Frost’s residence are offered several mini-tours:
A special tour bus is available for individual visitors. The bus departures from the central gates of Belovezhskaya Pushcha according to a time-table (provided there are at least six passengers).
For more information please call +375-1631-56-3-98
The excursion to Father Frost’s residence costs Br85,000 (adults) and Br70,000 (children).
The residence is open every day from 9:00 to 18:00.
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