Lovers of winter sports can enjoy the Russian ski resorts of the Caucasus or the Urals. The most popular are Krasnaya Polyana, Dombay and Elbrus. Of course, winter recreation is in the suburbs and the Leningrad region. In addition to the traditional skiing, snowboarding or skating, having fun riding the ice slides on cheesecakes, or engaging in snow fights.
Trip to visit Santa Claus in the ancient Russian town of Veliky Ustyug will impress not only the youngest travelers and their parents. Here you can visit the residence of the Grandfather Frost, to admire the beauty of the winter snow region, to visit the Museum of Christmas toys, take part in the festivities or take a ride on three horses.
To visit the main tree of the country in the Kremlin, and then enjoy a walk through the beautifully decorated streets of Moscow. To visit the tree in the present Royal Palace in the Northern capital, which also hosts various costume balls for children. In Saint-Petersburg is worth visiting the famous museums, who often work for free during the Christmas holidays.
If you want to truly relax body and soul - visit the fairy Karelia. There you can admire the amazing scenery, go fishing in pristine lakes, hike in the beautiful pine forest, and the long winter evenings warm up by the fireplace with a glass of mulled wine.
Keep in mind that Christmas and new year period traditionally is considered the high season in tourism, so purchase package tours in Russia.
Of course, travel is always better in the company of his family or friends, because new year's day is a time when especially much want to be with their family and loved ones.