"The estate of Belarusian Father Frost" is the most famous tourist brand of the country. It is visited annually by about 150 thousand people.
An animated fairy tale of Belovezhskaya Pushcha is the "Estate of Belarusian Father Frost", where you can plunge into the magical fascinating world created by skillful woodcarvers’ hands. The estate is a continuation of the enchanting magic of the ancient forest, a fairy tale created by human hands, which naturally fits into its color.
The estate was opened on December 16, 2003. By this time, the wood carvers' brigade under the guidance of the well-known master of his craft A.L. Maslo made numerous wooden sculptures, decorated buildings and fences with intricate carvings, created almost all the main sculptural compositions. Then in the future, the Estate exposition was replenished with the works of masters I.E. Mikulko, I.A. Kushneruk and V.N. Koshman.
The estate occupies almost 15 hectares. This is one of the most beautiful places of Father Frost "residence", which is now not a few in the world. Decorated with fretwork carvings, lovely sculptures of fairy-tale characters put in execution, a dressed Christmas tree, garlands of colorful lights shining with thousands of lights, create the atmosphere of a lasting holiday, a feeling of magic.
The house of Father Frost looks especially beautiful with wooden columns, decorated with intricate carvings and frosty paintings on the windows, twined with garlands of miniature light bulbs. Smoke above the chimney, flowers and greenery near the house emphasize its residential appearance in summer.
Father Frost welcomes guests all year round in his Estate, reads letters sent to him and answers them, maintains order in his possessions. He has different clothes prepared for each season.
Many objects of the Estate – The small tower of Snow-maiden, Magic Mill, turning bad deeds into dust and sand, the glade of the Twelve Months, the living New Year tree, the alley of the Eastern Calendar symbols and others have their legends, stories and beliefs. In the Estate you can make the most secret wishes, ask Father Frost to help them come true. Helpers of a good wizard will always give a gift to his guests. At the Estate entrance you can ride on the New Year's train, buy souvenirs in the shopping malls near the bus stop, go to the cozy equipped "House of Father Frost" to eat pancakes and try a variety of Belarusian cuisine dishes. Numerous gazebos, tables covered under fence roofs and under the shadow of huge trees are equipped for rest.
Nowadays "The estate of Belarusian Father Frost" is the most famous tourist brand of the country. It is visited annually by about 150 thousand people.
Photo: Dmitry Bernatsky