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Santa Claus Village 2022-2023

Whether you are a kid or an adult, Santa's warm and inviting hut is a perfect place to believe in wonders once again


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All the kids worldwide want to find an answer to a burning question, "Where is Santa Claus?" In this article, we put all our cards on the table. Are you ready to dive deeper into the magical world?

Around the Arctic circle, deep in snowy Lapland, the warmth and happiness await you in Santa's hut. His real home is located in the city of Rovaniemi at Santa Claus Village. There, you'll find the Santa Claus Office and the Main Post Office, the House of Mrs. Claus & Santa's Reindeer, SantaPark, and Christmas House Santa & Exhibition. Over 300,000 visitors come to the village annually to meet Santa and surprise their friends with a unique Christmas postcard with the Arctic Circle postmark.

Grand Opening of the Christmas Season

Even though Santa Claus Village remains open throughout the year, the best time to visit Finland occurs in early November when the Grand Opening of the Christmas Season takes place. The whole Finland Christmas town celebrates this heart-warming event. Besides, on December 23, Santa Claus departs from Rovaniemi for the world trip to meet with kids and share goodwill and caring with them.

Arctic Circle Husky Park

After visiting Santa's hut, you can try husky sled rides with real, purebred Siberian Huskies. Huskies adore running as fast as possible, offering you an unforgettable riding experience. In the summertime, you can stroll along Husky Park, see how the dogs live and how they are fed. Over 100 friendly dogs are waiting on you to show you the winter wonderland.

Snowman World (December 6, 2022–March 17, 2023)

Snowman World is a wonderful place located in Santa Claus Village on the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi, Finland. It's a winter zone full of enjoyable activities for kids and adults. There, you can visit Ice Bar and Ice Restaurant, slide down daring hills, and take the best out of this holiday season. Snowman World is open every day from 11 am to 7 pm.

The busy winter season continues into late March or even early April. Come and spend an amazing evening singing carols with Santa, enjoying fresh gingerbread biscuits, baked by Mrs. Clause, and watching furry reindeer having fun in the snow outdoors.

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Where is Santa Claus Village?

Santa Claus Village is located in Rovaniemi in Lapland, Finland.

What to do in Santa Claus Village?

You can visit Santa's hut, write a card to your beloved ones and post it from Santa Claus Main Post Office, try husky sled rides and snowmobiles, or visit Snowman World.

How to get to Santa Claus Village?

Catch the bus number 8 that rides from Rovaniemi railway station to Santa Claus village

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