Domashny Ochag Festival – Warm-Hearted Family Traditions

From December 11 to 13, the Central House of Artists on Krimsky Val will throw open the doors of hospitality for the third annual Domashny Ochag family festival. It promises to become the brightest family event before 2010.

This year, the much-loved Domashny Ochag festival prepared interesting and useful surprises for its guests. The festival offers the best holiday cheer, carefree, beautiful and homey warm feelings during this time before the New Year’s holiday.

As a guest of the magazine, you will not only have the usual opportunity to relax together as a family, but also to meet celebrity guests, participate in very interesting master classes and make creative preparations to celebrate the New Year. How can you make original packaging for holiday gifts, prepare the tastiest New Year’s meal, set the most beautiful table and wow friends and loved ones with the most exquisite baked goods? You’ll find answers to these and other questions at the festival.

The Kleo vintage items salon will gladden guests with priceless gifts for the New Year. Only here can guests purchase antique items, vintage decorations and accessories at affordable prices. They will also receive consultation on appraising antiques and learning the real value of your grandmother’s heirlooms. The Oriflame international cosmetics company will organize a make-up master class especially for guests, invite visitors to test their skin and hair in order to choose the appropriate products for their care, and will present new products and their latest catalogue.

The OBI chain of building supply stores – known to thousands of Russians – is actively participating in the Domashny Ochag festival for the second time, and invites all comers to learn what a real Do-It-Yourself winter is at OBI. The company will also provide interesting amusements, entertaining contests for adults and children and useful consultations from OBI specialists who will help you make your home warmer and cozier. And the OBI beaver will make an appearance at the festival for the first time ever.

The famous French brand Isotoner will present Domashny Ochag festival guests with its new collection of comfortable and beautiful shoes and accessories for the home. Isotoner will conduct an open lottery every day of the festival. The brand will give out 10 pairs of shoes for the home as well as 10 pairs of gloves.

At the Green Country booth, you will find a million curios for the home of your dreams. These are precisely the things that will put you in a holiday mood, distract you from the daily grind and make your apartment or home unique and truly comfortable.

Radio Alla will perk you up with great music and an array of contests. As always, the Domashny television station, not to be outdone, has prepared a host of surprises. Among them, a meeting with the top confectionary champion of Russia, Alexander Seleznev, who will reveal his tastiest secrets.

The Half-a-Teaspoon company will invite Domashny Ochag festival guests to its kitchen to taste the New Year’s Day even before it arrives. They will be treated to fancy grilled cheese sandwiches with chicken and cream, quiches with bleu cheese and champignon mushrooms, onion soup with cognac, hot chocolate with snow-white meringue and orange chutney with a Christmas goose. Guests will also find lollypops for the Christmas tree, gingerbread cookies for decorating as well as little gift bears, horses, people, angels, stars and hearts tied in ribbons or packed in boxes.

And, of course, the magazine did not forget about the littlest guests. They will find loads of games, contests, gifts and surprises. Youth animators will entertain and watch your children at a specially equipped playground.

The Hasbro company is preparing to stage a gripping Monopoly competition. Participants will enjoy a fun and intellectual contest – while the winners will receive memorable prizes. The Novy Disk (New Disk) and Nintendo companies will present Domashny Ochag festival guests with their best assortment of children’s computer programs: educational games, Disney games and useful programs for the whole family. Company specialists will help you choose the most appropriate games for your children and ill offer recommendations for children’s lessons on the computer. Nintendo will organize a recreation zone where everyone will have a chance to try the newest item of the season – the Wii Sports Resort collection of sports games for the whole family – and to have fun getting fit along with the kids with the help of Wii Fit Plus.

The creative workshop “The Wacom World of Bright Colors” – the manufacturer of interactive boards for sketching and creating digital images – is also inviting guests over. At the company’s booth in the Children’s Zone of the exhibition, guests will be able to express their creative abilities and submerge themselves in the world of bright colors by drawing their own masterpieces on the Wacom sketch board. At the English First (EF) display, guests can learn about new English courses in Russia as well as study abroad programs.

During the days of the festival, the Lego company will organize a play area where it will stage entertaining building contests and more. In addition to building individual models, everyone will have the opportunity to help build a gigantic fortress, the like of which you have never seen before. Festival guests will be the first to see unique, giant models assembled from Lego blocks.

Decoretto adhesive applications – bright, festive and elegant – lift anybody’s mood and beautify any space. The New Year’s Decoretto collection includes: the tiger as the symbol of the year, Dyed Moroz (Grandfather Frost) and Snegurochka (The Snow Maiden), and of course, an array of snowflakes – sparkling and lacey, silvery and glittery.

Especially for Domashny Ochag festival guests, the manufacturer of Multi-Tabs vitamins will present new vitamins for the whole family’s health. It will also organize interactive and creative contests and award excellent prizes to the winners.

And that’s not all! Popular Mechanics magazine will organize a special Men’s Zone where fathers and their children can pass the time productively and interestingly while their wives and mothers participate in various master classes. Popular Mechanics and the Nauchnye Razvlechenia (Scientific Pastimes) company will present a booth where festival guests can take part in interesting experiments making concrete tests of scientific laws.

The Domashny Ochag festival will be fun, pleasant and homey. Come visit! Make the festival a true family tradition for you and yours!

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