Moscow authorities expecting 6 million turnout at New Year, Christmas celebrations

More than 1,400 New Year events will be held in Moscow's pedestrian zones, boulevards, parks and cultural centers before January 11, city culture department head Sergei Kapkov said at a city government meeting on Tuesday.

More than 1,400 New Year events will be held in Moscow's pedestrian zones, boulevards, parks and cultural centers before January 11, city culture department head Sergei Kapkov said at a city government meeting on Tuesday.

"We are expecting approximately 6 million Muscovites to attend our celebrations," Kapkov said.

He invited all Muscovites to visit city parks and Tverskaya Street, which would be closed to vehicle traffic at 10 p.m. on the New Year's Eve. The main road of the city will host "a New Year disco night, which will end at 2 a.m.," he said.

 

A display installed on Tverskaya Street will show New Year's greetings from the Russian president and the Mayor of Moscow.

There will be fireworks on Vasilyevsky Spusk at midnight.

Seven sites in city districts and 18 parks will have fireworks displays as well.

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