Sat 18.11.2017 at 16 The Grand Opening of the Christmas Season. Santa Claus Village, Arctic Circle
Let’s open the Christmas season together with Santa Claus!
Rovaniemi is the hometown of Santa Claus and it is christmassy all year round. The highlight of the year is though at the end of November, when the Christmas season is opened officially by the most famous citizen of Rovaniemi. Many elves, citizens and tourists take also part in the festivity.
At 16.00, the Grand Opening of The Christmas Season starts at the central square of Santa Claus Village
The elves put on a festive spectacle that culminates in Santa Claus’ speech – what’s he got in store for us this year?
The evening is rounded off with dancing to Christmassy disco tunes. The event ends about at 17.00 but Santa Claus continues receiving visitors at Santa Claus Office even after.
Event is free of charge!
Shuttle bus (free of charge):
From city center, front of Santa’s Hotel Santa Claus (Korkalonkatu 29) at 14.00, 14.30, 15.00 and 15.30.
Back from Santa Claus Village to city center at 17.00, 17.30 and 18.15.
View the event live on Facebook LIVE on Visit Rovaniemi – the Official Hometown of Santa Claus page or Livestream (below) on 18th November at 15.30 – 17.00 (UTC +2).
The event is organized by Visit Rovaniemi.