In the winter forest, the Snow Maiden plays with her girlfriends Snowflakes. Santa Claus rejoices at their dances.
The Snow Maiden runs away from Snezhinok and Father Frost and finds herself in a clearing near the village of Berendeevka, where she sees for the first time living people who have come to the love meeting of Kupava and Mizgir.
She hurries to tell everything about Snowflakes and Santa Claus. Those despair of her craving for people, in which they anticipate her death.
In Berendeevka holiday. Dances and fun, in the midst of which Boby accidentally stumbles upon the Snow Maiden hiding behind the tree. The appearance of such a creature amazes everyone. Bobyl and Bobyliha decide to take her into their family.
Before the hut of Bobyla the Snow Maiden misses. First, three guys, and then Lel try to care for her, but as soon as they touched her, they felt cold. Bobyliha drives away all the guys from the Snow Maiden, dreaming of a rich groom for her.
Winter games Berendey, in which Kupava and Mizgir participate. Mizgir, seeing the Snow Maiden for the first time, is amazed by her beauty, dances with her.
At the Spring Festival, Kupava complains to the king about Mizgir’s treason. Justifying, he shows the king Snow Maiden. The king, struck by her beauty, forgives Mizgir and blesses their betrothal. Spring has come suddenly. The spring sun and the love that flashed in the breast of the Snow Maiden melt her. To the horror of all, it disappears. Mizgir, not having survived this grief, rushes into the lake.