Festival activities end at 5 pm, but Hillwood's estate remains open until 7 pm for self-guided touring on Saturday, December 13.
Celebrate Sviatki, the festive winter season, in traditional Russian style!
- 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 to dress in the style of boyars (old Russian nobles).
- Enjoy the playful antics of mummers parading in animal costumes and discover what the New Year has in store from fortunetellers strolling the estate, presented by Happenstance Theater.
- Enjoy lively music performed by Samovar Russian Folk Music Ensemble and other festive entertainment.
All of Hillwood's 2014 festivals are supported by a grant from the Sally Foss and James Scott Hill Foundation. All exhibitions and programs are funded in part by the U.S. Commission on the Fine Arts through the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs program.