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On December 18, the annual New Year’s Market will open its doors on New Holland Island. Throughout the winter holidays, in 22 kiosks located in the courtyard of the Bottle House and at the main entrance to the Foundry building, the guests of the Island will be offered a variety of gifts, such as plates and house utensils, books, New Year’s decorations, mittens and hats, children’s toys and vinyl records, as well as a wide selection of street food, from Indian samosas and Roman pizza to trdelniks, raclette and Israeli donuts. A New Year’s Tree Market with Fraser firs, Danish fir trees and trees from the Leningrad region will also open at the main entrance to the Bottle House.
The courtyard of the Bottle House will be decorated by an eight-meter New Year tree and street fire heaths, and the whole island will be adorned with spruce garlands, Moravian stars, and red New Year’s baubles.
Traditionally, a new, sixth in a row, officer will appear in the Nutcracker army: in a black uniform and a dragoon helmet with the Roman numeral X on the cockade to commemorate the decade of New Holland Island’s new history.
An Ice Rink will continue to operate in the center of the Island, and Pirozhkovaya, created by the founders of the Georgian cafe Dzamiko will open in the main alley.
A collection of new winter souvenirs will be offered in the Infocenter: sweatshirts with festive prints, candles, stickers, and badges.
For children, festive master classes will be held in My School throughout winter holidays as well as festive New Year parties in the Children Talk space in the Commandant’s House.
This year, the charity kiosk at the New Year’s Market will again launch the New Year’s Mail, where anyone can bring gifts for the wards of seven St. Petersburg foundations: Nochlezhka, AdVita, Anton’s Right Here, Starost v Radost, Teply Dom, Poteryashka and Bright Life. More information on how to help those who need it is on our website in the Events section.
ALSO ON THE ISLAND
Ice Rink: from November 13 to March 13, an ice rink will be opened on New Holland Island. It covers an area of over 2,000 m² and is located directly in front of the stage. The Ice rink works daily and is equipped with a cooling system that allows you to skate even in warm weather. newhollandsp.ru/rink
Pirozhkovaya: will be located on the main alley, closer to the entrance to the island. Meat belyashi and pies with cabbage or cherries are baked right here and served with hot broth, spicy punch, tea and coffee. (Fri-Sun: 10:00–22:00)
Kuznyahouse Winter Terrace: On weekends and holidays, Kuznyahouse restaurant will open a winter terrace with hearths, blankets, samovar and mulled wine. (Sat–Sun, public holidays: 12:00–21:00)