‘Wonder of the World’ and ‘Christmas Star’ Festivals are the best events in the country

18 November 2019

St. Petersburg has won two major awards at the Russian Event Awards 2019.

The award ceremony of ‘Russian Event Awards 2019’ was held on Sunday in Samara. In the ‘Best tourist event’ nomination, dedicated to the Theatre Year, a victory was awarded to the ‘Wonder of the World’ festival, and the fire festival “Christmas Star” became the winner in the ‘Best Urban Street Theatrical Performance and Carnival’ nomination.

The spring ‘Wonder of the World’ festival, dedicated to theatrical art, took place on April 20-21 at the site of the Bryantsev Youth Theatre on Pionerskaya Square. Various artists, actors and acrobats took part in the plot of the multimedia performance.

‘Christmas Star’ festival revives the traditions of the Petrine era. In 2019, the festival was held on January 7 and 8 on the Spit of Vasilyevsky Island. St. Petersburg citizens and guests of the city could see the performances famous pyrotechnic teams at the festival. The Building of Old Saint Petersburg Stock Exchange turned into a real canvas, where pictures created using virtual reality technologies were replaced. In 2020, the festival will also be held on January 7 and 8.

The national event tourism award ‘Russian Event Awards’ was established in Voronezh and has been held annually since 2012. In 2019, 51 regions participated in the event.