The largest international forum of culture beyond the Urals. The program includes a variety of arts: drama, ballet, music, painting, applied arts. Over the years, the festival has strengthened the status of international and gained permanent participants and fans in different countries.
The festival was first held in Novosibirsk in December 1995. Since then, the festival of culture and art, without a competitive basis, is held every two years. It is based on a wide program that includes a variety of arts: drama, music, dance, painting, applied art. Over the years of its existence, the Christmas forum has strengthened the status of international and gained permanent participants and fans in different countries. Over time, the concept of the festival is changing, significantly expanding its boundaries.In 2003, for the first time the festival was held not only in Novosibirsk, but also in the districts of the Novosibirsk region, since then the regional program has become an integral part of the MRFI. With every festival there is a growing number of the participants of creative collectives of Novosibirsk.
Today, the international Christmas festival of arts in Novosibirsk includes: tours of Russian and foreign professional creative teams and performers (drama and music programs); display of achievements of professional creative teams of Novosibirsk on their stationary sites; organization of exhibition activities; events of creative unions; creative meetings of leading actors, Directors, musicians of Russia and abroad with the creative intelligentsia, media representatives, students of educational institutions of the city; interregional seminars on the development of the modern theater of Siberia; invitation of representatives of the leading mass media of Moscow, St. Petersburg and the regions of the Siberian Federal district.