2 December 2013, 11:02

Some 23 fabulously toy houses appeared on December 1st by the Kremlin walls.There are counters with traditional winter treat: traditional Russian hot drink with honey named sbiten, pancakes with butter, sour cream, caviar, baked potato with mushrooms and cucumbers. And in the tradition of the Old World, there is mulled wine, grilled sausages, Viennese waffles, roasted chestnuts.

There also also a lot of vending kiosks with souvenirs: Zhostovo trays, Khokhloma toys, Orenburg shawls, printed gingerbread and other traditional specialties, which tourists from all over the world admire so much in Russia. All these symbols can be seen and purchased at the Christmas fair next to GUM, including modern art gifts, Christmas decorations and Christmas gifts. It is also possible to buy a freshly cut Christmas tree. 

Children and adults can ride the horses on the carved double-deck merry-go-round for the first time on Red Square.

From Thursday to Sunday musicians and dancers will be performing on two stages at the Fair of GUM, and clowns and jugglers will perform for children. Every weekend Russian Santa Claus and the Snow Maiden will come round to the fair to see the guests.

Voice of Russia, GUM press service

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