Meet Santa Claus and get your picture taken with him at the Claus Holiday Village in Finland! If you've got young kids then this is one place you don't want to miss visiting.
Have your children's picture taken with Santa and let them pick out a present from his workshop! There are many other activities included at the village such as meeting Princess Snow White and Pinocchio, visiting The Snow Queen's castle, or reindeer! In this article we share 9 useful tips for those wishing to travel to Lapland:
1. The Grand Opening of Christmas Season 2023 in Santa Claus Holiday Village
There are opportunities to meet Santa Claus, who lives at the village year-round. The Grand Opening of Christmas Season 2023 will be held on November 1st and 2nd, 2023.
Santa Claus Village is an official home of Santa Claus in Lapland, Finland. It was opened on December 6th, 1998 and has been welcoming thousands of visitors every year since then. There are many activities for kids during the Christmas season including visiting Santa's workshop and getting their picture taken with him!
The village is open every day during December from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. It is closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. Children can visit Santa's workshop for free after paying admission to the village.
There are also many other things that visitors can do at the site including seeing their favorite characters like Snow White or Pinocchio in person!
2. Santa Claus's Holiday Village is a great place for families!
Santa Claus's Holiday Village is a great place for families looking to have some quality time together. There is also a small zoo where local animals like reindeer and elk can be viewed. Visitors can enjoy different kinds of activities while they are here including attending Christmas Mass with the locals!
3. Santa Claus And the Magic of Christmas 2023
Santa is the most famous person in the world. He's a symbol of Christmas and its magic, generosity and kindness. Father Christmas brings joy to children all over the world, especially during Christmastime.
To be honest, we are quite skeptical about visiting this place so close to Christmastime because we thought it would be extremely crowded with people. However, when we visited on a weekday afternoon (Tuesday) there wasn't much of a crowd at all! Most shops were closed, but there were still enough things to see and do here if you're into Christmas celebrations like us!
4. If you want to enjoy an authentic Christmas in 2023, you must visit Santa's Village on this tour!
This magical village is the official home of Father Christmas and is open all year round. There are more than 600,000 visitors every year who come to meet Santa and enjoy the Christmas atmosphere.
You can also see reindeer, participate in various activities or just walk around the town to see how your favorite characters are celebrating the holidays!
If you want to make this experience even more authentic, we recommend you stay at one of the hotels nearby Santa's Village Park!
5. The Official Hometown of Santa Claus
Rovaniemi is the city that Santa Claus calls home. The official residence of Santa Claus is located on Korvatunturi Mountain, which lies in Finnish territory. For over 100 years now, Father Christmas has been living in Rovaniemi and visiting children all over the world during their dreams.
The houses are open to visitors from mid-December until Christmas Eve, while they are decorated with festive lights and music. You can even visit Santa’s house! The address is Korvatunturintie 37 A (90100) Rovaniemi.
6. There are opportunities to meet Santa Claus, who lives at the holiday village year-round
Santa Claus Holiday Village is the home of an actual Father Christmas. He’s the official Santa Claus of Finland and lives year-round at this magnificent Christmas village, which has been featured in many films and TV shows over the years. You can see him during Christmastime, but he also lives and works there all year round!
7. Santa's Office is open every day all year round
Santa's Office is open every day all year round. Santa will be there to greet you, and you can meet him in person! Located in the heart of Rovaniemi Santa Claus Village, you'll find an office for Santa Claus and his elves, where visitors can take a photo with them.
8. The village has more than 50 shops, restaurants and cafés
Let's not forget that S. Claus is a man of the people, and it's only fitting that he should have his own village. The Rovaniemi Santa Claus Village has more than 50 shops, restaurants and cafés where you can buy souvenirs or eat traditional Finnish food. Along with all of these stores, there are also 16 different restaurants to choose from! You can even watch Santa at work in his office if you're lucky enough to catch him on a day off.
9. Welcome to Santa Claus Holiday Village!
Have you always wanted to meet Santa? This is your chance! Come and visit his Village where he lives with his wife Mrs. Claus, elves and reindeers. There are also plenty of other activities available, such as visiting the North Pole town or taking part in activities such as gold prospecting or husky and reindeer sledding.
Santa Village is a theme park in the Arctic Circle, located in Rovaniemi, Finland. Here you will find the most authentic winter experience in the world!
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