I spent my winter vacation very well! Winter holidays are shorter than summer ones. They begin in the end of December and last about two weeks. It is so nice to have a rest from school. During winter holidays we celebrate New Year Eve and Christmas. There are New Year parties for children at schools and theatres. Cinemas show children films and cartoons. It is usually very cold in winter, but frost and snow can't keep children indoors. It's so great to go skiing down a hill. Boys like to play hockey on the ice. Many children go to the skating-rings to skate. Winter it is cool!