Director: Mariam Odisharia Festival “CHRISTMAS STARS” will be held on the stages of the cultural centers of the city - the resort of Borjomi on December 24 and the ancient capital of Georgia - Mtskheta on December 25. During their stay in Georgia, the groups will have the opportunity not only to participate in the festival, but also to see many interesting and colorful places, get acquainted with Georgian history and culture, as well as relax and spend an unforgettable time in Bakuriani. Bakuriani is considered one of the best ski resorts in Georgia with 4 active pistes: Didveli , Tatra , Kokhta and 25 meters (for beginner skiers). Their total length is 18 kilometers, and the height of the largest slope is 2700 m above sea level. On all slopes there is a rental of the necessary ski equipment and an instructor. The festival program consists of performances, round tables, awards ceremony and sightseeing tours to get acquainted with the cultural and historical heritage of the country. Мain goals and objectives of the festival: Creating opportunities for creative communication for children, adolescents and youth; Revealing new talents; Development of culture and strengthening of interethnic cooperation; Opportunity to get acquainted with samples of national culture and art; Acquaintance with the best creative teams, establishing creative contacts between teams; Exchange of experience of the participating countries of the festival in the artistic education of children, adolescents and youth; Creation of conditions for support and development of children's and youth creativity . Conditions for participation in the festival: The festival is attended by children (from 5 to 16 years old), youth (from 16 to 25 years old) and adults (from 26 years old and above) groups and individual performers in the following categories: vocal, choreography, instrumental genre, original genre, theatrical creativity, word of art, fashion theatres, visual arts, arts and crafts, photography. I. Vocal (folk, pop, jazz, academic) Solo ; Duets ; Ensembles (from 3 to 4 people); Show groups; Choirs. The duration of the work is not more than 4 minutes. II. Choreography (folk, pop, classical, ballroom dance, modern, jazz, street dance , hip - hop , break dance , disco , belly dance , etc.) Solo ; Duets ; Small forms (from 3 to 4 people); Ensembles. The duration of the work is not more than 5 minutes. III. Instrumental genre (folk, classical, pop , jazz) Solo ; Duets ; Small forms (from 3 to 4 people); Ensembles ; Orchestras . Duration works no more than 4 minutes. IV. Original genre (circus numbers, acrobatics, clowning, gymnastics, juggling, show with an object, illusion, etc.) Solo ; Duets ; Small forms (from 3 to 4 people); Collective ; The duration of the work is not more than 5 minutes. V. Theatrical creativity (dramatic performance, puppet theater, musical, plastic and pantomime, street theater, parody theater, shadow theater, solo performance, etc.) The duration of the work is not more than 10 minutes. VI. Artistic word (poetry, prose, fable) The duration of the work is not more than 4 minutes. VII.Fashion theaters (retro collection, ethno collection, collection of the future, collection in the style "modern", know-how collection, etc.) The duration of the work is not more than 10 minutes. VIII.Visual arts (painting, graphics, design) Participants provide 3 works. Arts and crafts (working with wood (carving, painting, birch bark, marquetry), working with clay (ceramics, sculpture of small forms), weaving (tapestry, lace, embroidery, patchwork) , working with metal (chasing, jewelry), natural materials (straw, vine, reed, other natural materials) Participants submit 3 works. IX. Photo art Participants submit 3 works. Age categories: up to 6 years 7 - 9 years 10 - 12 years old 13 - 15 years old 16 - 19 years old 20 - 25 years old from 26 years old mixed age category Festival requirements: Each team must submit 2 numbers Each individual performer - 1 number carriers of phonograms are CD, FLASH - carrier or mini disc with high sound quality. For the nominations "Fine Arts", "Decorative and Applied Art" and "Photographic Art", the festival- competition will be held in the form of an exhibition of works. Each participant must present 3 works at the festival. Requirements for the design of works: for the nomination "Fine Arts", a sign must be pasted on the work, indicating: city, institution, surname, name of the child, age, name of the work, leader; for the nomination "Decorative and applied art", a sign should be placed near the work, indicating: city, institution, surname, name of the child, age, name of the work, leader; for the nomination "Photography" on the reverse side of the photo must be indicated: institution, surname, name of the child, name of the work, age, leader. Festival participants awards: At the end of the festival, a solemn rewarding of the participants will take place. All participants will receive commemorative diplomas, souvenirs with the symbols of the festival from the company “ ART FEST ASSOCIATION. Program: 20.12.2023 Arrival , meeting at Tbilisi airport, departure to Samtskhe- Javakheti region in one of the best ski resorts in Georgia - Bakuriani, accommodation of participants and guests of the festival in the hotel (after 14.00). Dinner. Free time. Dinner, an evening of acquaintances, a meeting with the leaders. Overnight at the hotel in Bakuriani. 21.12.2023 - 22.12.2023 Breakfast . Free time. You will have the opportunity not only to ski , skate, sled and snowmobile, take horseback rides, but also enjoy the purest air of the highlands, filled with the aroma of coniferous forests, breathtaking views of the sparkling peaks and gorges. Dinner. Free time. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Bakuriani. 23.12.2023 Breakfast. Check out of the hotel in Bakuriani and departure to Borjomi. Festival rehearsal. Performance and solemn rewarding on the stage of the cultural center of Borjomi. Lunch (for an additional fee). Departure to Tbilisi. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Tbilisi. 24.12.2023 Breakfast . Departure to Mtskheta. Festival rehearsal. Performance and solemn rewarding on the stage of the cultural center of Mtskheta. Lunch (for an additional fee). Departure for a tour of the ancient capital of Georgia - the city of Mtskheta. Return to Tbilisi. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Tbilisi. 25.12.2023 Breakfast. Free time. Lunch (for an additional fee). Creative meetings with Georgian groups, exchange of experience. Dinner. Farewell evening with leaders. Overnight at the hotel in Tbilisi. 26.12.2023 Breakfast. Check out of the hotel at 12.00. Departure of participants and guests of the festival, transfer to Tbilisi airport. Participation fee: 280 Euro per person (for 3-4 people accommodation); 310 Euro per person (with 2- bed accommodation); 400 Euro per person (with 1 local accommodation); For 20 participants, 1 leader is free. (Leaders, if desired, are accommodated in 2-bed rooms at no extra charge). Participation fee includes: official invitation ; Festival collection ( for groups ); Special diplomas, medals and cups; Letters of thanks for team leaders and sponsors; Creative meetings with Georgian groups, exchange of experience; Accommodation in a 3* hotel in Bakuriani 3 nights / 4 days; 3 meals a day in Bakuriani Accommodation at the Ramada Hotel by Wyndham Tbilisi old City 4* ( https :// bit . ly /3 RB 49 In ) in Tbilisi 3 nights / 4 days 2 - x single food in Tbilisi Overview excursion on capital Georgia - city Tbilisi; Excursion through the ancient capital Georgia - city Mtskheta; Escort Russian speaking guide during time excursions; Group transfer Tbilisi airport - Bakuriani hotel; Group transfer hotel Bakuriani - concert hall; Group transfer concert hall - Tbilisi hotel; Group transfer hotel in Tbilisi - concert hall of Mtskheta - hotel in Tbilisi; Group transfer hotel Tbilisi – Tbilisi airport; Accompanying assistant. Participation fee doesn't include: Festival gathering for soloists, duets and small forms, as well as participation in an additional nomination: soloists pay extra 20 €, duets pay extra 30 € per duet, small forms 3-5 people pay extra 40 € per group, for participation in an additional nomination - additional payment of 10 € /human. Individual transfer or transfer from other airports in Georgia ( We can also provide transfers from railway stations and bus stations). Please check the price of transfers with our managers) Lunch - 10 € per person per day; Additional excursions (We will organize an excellent excursion program for you! For detailed information on excursion programs, you can check with our managers) Medical insurance; Transport expenses (air tickets); The cost of an additional day with 2 meals a day is: in a 3-4-bed room – 40 € in a 2-bed room – 45 € in a 1-bed room – 60 € In case of arrival at the hotel 06.00 - 12.00 - additional payment of 50% of the daily cost; In case of arrival at the hotel 00.00 - 06.00 - additional payment of 100% of the daily cost; In case of hotel release 12.00 - 18.00 - 50% surcharge of the daily cost; In the case of the release of the hotel 18.00 - 00.00 - additional payment of 100% of the daily cost. Additional services: Original photos from the festival, gala concert and awards on CD / FLASH drive; Photo-accompaniment on a walk / excursions. Photo session for groups and soloists; Hair stylist (make-up and hairstyling); Master classes from professional artists; Filming of the festival / gala concert Any group willing to participate must submit an Application form. Approved groups pay in advance a 10% guarantee fee, which is to be deducted at the final payment.