During this holiday season, St. Petrsburg citizens and visitors will have chance to take a trip to fairy tale. Several trains will connect St. Petersburg with Residence of Ded Moroz (Russian version of Santa Claus). The Residence is located in the town of Veliky Ustyug, which doesn’t have direct rail connection with St. Petersburg during the year. In January 2016, there will be four trains on the route: two of them will take passengers directly to Veliky Ustyug Central Station and the other two will go to Kotlas, located 70 km away from Ded Moroz residence.
Besides St. Petersburg, Veliky Ustyug can also be reached by train from the following cities: Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Perm, Nizhny Novgorod, Kazan, Novorossiysk and Chelyabinsk.
Veliky Ustyug has two structures belonging to Ded Moroz: his Residence is located in the centre of the city and his Patrimony – in a pine forest nearby. The Patrimony of Ded Moroz is quite an impressive complex. It consists of the Workshop ,the Zoo, Blacksmith Shop, Ice Room, House of the Wise Owl, Meadow of the Twelve Brothers-Months, Magic Well, and also the Winter Garden where flowers bloom in winter and a plenty of fairy tale creatures live.