Disney with the support of the Russian Government held a New Year charity event for the children impacted by summer fires. The event took place at Mariinsky theatre in St. Petersburg on December 26, 2010. All the guests personally met Mickey and Minnie Mouse and enjoyed the classic ballet “The Nutcracker”.
More than 1,500 people were invited to the event, including families who suffered from the forest fires during the summer of 2010, children from large and single-parent families, orphans, disabled children and children suffering from severe diseases. All guests received an unforgettable New Year gift: the opportunity to meet their favorite Disney characters, Mickey and Minnie Mouse, and enjoy the classic Russian ballet The Nutcracker.
The audience had a chance to plunge into the bewitching atmosphere of a New Year fairy-tale. At the end of the celebration, all guests received some pleasant surprises from Disney.
“This is the Forth year that The Walt Disney Company Russia & CIS has organized a New Year charity event for those who need care and support. We would like to thank Russian Government and the Administrations of the regions suffered from the summer fires for their invaluable support in organization of this event”, – said Marina Jigalova-Ozkan, Managing Director for The Walt Disney Company Russia & CIS.
The New Year presents for children were provided by the Disney licensees – Confitrade, I-contact, Egmont Russia, SAKS, Step Puzzle and Velt.