New Year in Veliky Ustyug – 2023. Prices for recreation

Tours and prices in Veliky Ustyug

  • Birthday of Ded Moroz 3 days/2 nights
  • 17.11.2022 – 19.11.2022
  • Birthday of Ded Moroz at the Votchina 3 days/2 nights
  • 18.11.2022 – 20.11.2022
  • Father Frost’s Birthday at the Christmas Hotel 3 days/2 nights
  • Santa Claus Birthday at the Sukhona Hotel 3 days/2 nights

Tours for the New Year 2022-2023

  • New Year with Ded Moroz 3 days/2 nights
  • 31.12.2022 – 02.01.2023
  • New Year in the Visit of Santa Claus 4 days / 3 nights
  • 31.12.2022 – 03.01.2023
  • “New Year Tale” 2023 4 days/3 nights
  • 31.12.2022 – 03.01.2023

Tours of Veliky Ustyug on New Year Holidays 2023

  • At Christmas by Ded Moroz 2023 3 days/2 nights
  • 05.01.2023 – 07.01.2023
  • To visit Ded Moroz January 2023
  • Visiting Santa Claus January 2023 3 days/2 nights
  • January 2023: 02-04, 03-05, 07-09
  • The tour “Santa Claus’ Fun” 2 days/1 night
  • “A Christmas Tale” 2023 3 days/2 nights
  • Winter Express to Santa Claus on New Year Holidays 3 days/2 nights
  • To the Fairy Town on the North of Russia” 3 days/2 nights
  • 03.01.2023 – 05.01.2023, 05.01.2023-07.01.2023
  • “New Year Tale” January 2023 in the hotel “Dvina” 3 days/2 nights
  • Christmas 2023 at the Father Frost’s Country 3 days/2 nights
  • Going to see Ded Moroz 2 days/1 night
  • 02.01.2023 – 03.01.2023

Day offs December 2022


  • Going to Ded Moroz 2 days/1 night
  • December 2022: 03-04, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25
  • Shrovetide at Santa Claus’s 3 days/2 nights
  • Tour “To visit Santa Claus” on the direct train 2 days/1 night
  • Tour “To visit Santa Claus and Snow Maiden” by train 3 days/2 nights

Tours to Velyky Ustyug in Spring-Summer 2022

Tours for school and combined groups

Theme tours

Business tourism Veliky Ustyug

Our sales offices are open in Moscow, Voronezh, Rostov-on-Don, Sochi and Essentuki.

But the tour can be ordered without leaving home, just call the toll-free number 8-800-770-05-84

On holidays almost all hotels are sold only as part of tours with excellent excursions and meal packages. This is quite convenient and profitable. And to find a free hotel at this time will be extremely difficult.

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In addition, local guides like no other will tell you about all the secrets and customs of this magical land. Economy and excessive cunning in such trips is not your best friend.

New Year’s Day and Santa Claus’s Birthday tours are best booked in the summer – then there are the lowest prices, interesting promotions and good discounts. His request can be done even earlier – then you’ll get on a waiting list and be among the first to get offers and the opportunity to book on the best terms.

It is worth noting that you can get a low price a day or two before the tour. This does happen. But not often. So this option for those who “take risks and drink champagne afterwards,” but certainly not for a quiet family vacation.

New Year in Veliky Ustyug 2022-2023

In the northern woods among the snow-covered pines stands a carved tower. Already looks like the beginning of a fairy tale, doesn’t it? Veliky Ustyug is indeed a place of magic. Even those, who never believed in miracles, fall in childhood here. It is here that the residence of the country’s main Santa Claus is located, to which there is a pilgrimage in winter.

New Year in Veliky Ustyug is a holiday that feels special. The very atmosphere is different: a northern town, big snowdrifts, bright illumination, fairy-tale characters… Perfect for parents with children.

The winter wizard prepares a special festive program for his guests on New Year’s Eve. Photo: Mikhail Frolov

People usually come here for a few days to see the residence and the old town, to take a ride on a troika, to pet reindeer, to have a race on the ice slides right on the frozen river, to take a steam bath.

On the New Year in Veliky Ustyug, on the night of December 31, 2022 on January 1, 2023 a bright three-hour show with contests, gifts and fireworks is planned. A fun holiday is guaranteed for everyone.

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How to write and where to send a letter to Santa Claus

Every year, shortly before the holiday, children around the world begin to write to the main wizard. They tell him how they behave during the year, share secrets and tell him what they want to get as a New Year present. Here are a few simple rules for children and parents. Fulfill them, and the letter will surely reach, and Santa Claus will read it and make the wish come true.

Meeting of the New Year in Veliky Ustyug

Video: House of Santa Claus

New Year’s tours and trips

Since the road to Veliky Ustyug, frankly, not an easy one, it is most convenient to buy a ready-made tour here. If you want to celebrate the New Year here, get ready for high prices. Even a two- or three-day tour will cost at least 25 thousand rubles. However, an independent trip will not be cheap either, the holidays are always in high demand. And then there is a place like this: the north, a fairy palace, the main Santa Claus.

Tour to Veliky Ustyug necessarily includes a visit to the Father Frost’s ancestral home. Photo: Mikhail Frolov

The advantage of a packaged tour is that you’ll be brought, shown and told everything, fed, booked a hotel (and in high season you can’t always find comfortable options at a reasonable price). Such trips are organized in Moscow, St. Petersburg and some other cities.

And one more thing: the New Year’s program will include a banquet. It is clear that in drawing up your own itinerary you will need to decide where to celebrate the holiday.

After January 3-4, 2023 the prices for tours in Veliky Ustyug will fall dramatically. You can buy them in two, and even two and a half times cheaper than on the New Year’s Eve.

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For the most cheerful holiday, arrange an unforgettable trip. Come to Tyumen and make sure that Siberia can be hot in winter! The city is called the thermal capital of Russia, so you have a chance to swim in the hot springs. There is also a chance to get acquainted with the fascinating history of this region. Tyumen region offers the most interesting tourist winter tours.

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What to see

The residence of Santa Claus

Busy for a whole day (or even two) you are assured. Just don’t forget to take a thermos with hot tea and sandwiches, as there are few eating places on the territory of the country estate, and the seats are reserved for groups of tourists. You’ll see how the main New Year’s hero lives, take pictures against the background of a giant hobble, send a letter to a child with the return address “from Santa Claus” and get warmed with a shot of honey sbitnov. Yes, you’d better dress in sport clothes, ski pants and jackets, because in the residence you will want to ride a Snowcat from the ice slide, or ride a deer.

Architecture of the city

A separate day should be devoted to the historical and architectural heritage of the city. The main site is the Sobornoye Dvorshche, a complex of churches and domestic buildings on the central square. There are many monasteries and temples in Veliky Ustyug: before the revolution, the town’s population was very devout. We recommend visiting the Dymkovo Sloboda and the oldest city monastery – Mikhailo-Arkhangelsky.


A trip to museums is a must. Don’t be afraid, children won’t yawn from boredom. Instead of just staring at the exhibits offer them an interactive experience, e.g. a weaving workshop at the Museum of Ethnography or the “All about bears” exposition at the Museum of Nature. Children will surely appreciate the opportunity to sit in a real den.

In Veliky Ustyug the main Russian Father Frost will wish you a Happy New Year. Photo: Mikhail FROLOV What’s the New Year vacations without winter fun? At the residence of Ded Moroz you can go tubing, skiing or sledding. Photo: Meeting with Santa Claus is the best gift for a child on New Year. Photo: Mikhail Frolov

Accommodation Prices

The city is small, but prices for housing for the New Year in Veliky Ustyug in December 2022 and January 2023 can reach 10,000 rubles per day. So book in advance and keep in mind that many rooms will be bought out by travel agencies. The ready-made tours offer different accommodation options, from hotels on the outskirts to overnight stays right in the fiefdom of Santa Claus. The cost also depends on whether it includes only breakfast or full board.

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If you are traveling together, you can rent a cottage. It will cost about 5000 rubles per night.

Choose the best accommodation in Veliky Ustyug

How to get there

The only way to get to Veliky Ustyug is by car. You can go on your own, you can “join” the driver, who goes the same route (or take passengers yourself to recoup the cost of gasoline). By the way, when traveling by car the navigator is very useful – because part of the way passes through the taiga zone. Maps will show you how far you are from the hotels and gas stations.

It is possible to cover the most part of the way by train to “Yadriha” or “Kotlas” stations (by night “Polar arrow” from Moscow – from 2800 rubles for the reserved seats). Then you will get to Ustyug 60-70 km further by bus or by cab.

There is no direct flight, only with connection. The round trip ticket price between Moscow and Ustyug starts from 20 thousand rubles. It is possible to combine the flight to Cherepovets (15 thousand rubles), and then by cab or by car.

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