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Russian Festival @Hillwood

December 8, 2012 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Russian Winter Festival at Hillwood (purchase tickets here)

Saturday 8 December 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sunday 9 December 1:00pm – 5:00pm
$18, $15 seniors, $12 members, $10 college students, $5 Children 6-18, free for children under 6

Join us as we take inspiration from Russian celebrations of the festive winter season.


Meet Grandfather Frost, Russia’s Santa Claus, and his granddaughter, the Snow Maiden
Create and wear your own kokoshnik (lady’s headdress) or Russian gentleman’s winter hat
Enjoy lively music performed by Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble
Listen to enchanting winter tales from Russia, told by storyteller Arianna Ross of Story Tapestries

New this year!
Watch Michael Bobbitt, Producing Artistic Director of Adventure Theatre children’s theatre debut a 20-minute one-act play based on traditional Russian stories of Grandfather Frost and the Snow Maiden. After each performance (three on Saturday and three on Sunday), families can meet Grandfather Frost, Russia’s Santa Claus, and his granddaughter the Snow Maiden.

See Happenstance Theater actors stroll the estate in character, enacting the old Russian winter customs of mumming and fortunetelling.

Gather around as Storyteller Arianna Ross of Story Tapestries shares enchanting winter tales from Russia.

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December 8, 2012
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hillwood Museum
4155 Linnean Avenue
Washington, DC 20008 United States
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