Winter Starts in Yakutia Festival gathers more and more visitors and participants every year. From November 28 to December 4, 2016 a number of interesting events expects the citizens and guests of the capital of Yakutia - exhibitions, competitions, performances, concerts, sporting events.
The Ice Town will host Ice and Snow Sculptures International Competition - Diamonds of Yakutia, where sculptors and artists from Mongolia will take part along with local craftsmen.
The novelty of the Festival is Yakutsk Biennale of Contemporary Art. The Biennale invites Professor Daniel Chartier, University of Quebec and four artists from Moscow. The artists will create unique pieces for Yakutsk Biennale, including master classes and workshops for artists of Yakutia.
The key event of the Festival will take place on December 1 - Lighting Ceremony of the first Christmas tree of the country when Yakut Chyskhaan gives the Symbol of Cold to Russian Father Frost from Veliky Ustyug.