Sat 17.11. at 16 The Grand Opening of the Christmas Season 2018. Santa Claus Village, Arctic Circle.
The Grand Opening of the Christmas Season is an annual and traditional, merry event that starts the Christmas season in Rovaniemi. The event begins at 4 pm at the central square of Santa Claus Village. In Rovaniemi, Christmas is every day, but the opening ceremony reminds us of the Christmas’ message of goodwill, sharing and caring – all of the three main characters that Santa Claus stands for. To cherish the event’s message, the elves and local artists put on a festive concert that culminates in Santa Claus’ speech – what he got in store for us this year?
Grand Opening brings together Rovaniemi citizens and tourists to celebrate all things Christmas. It’s known for being a warm-hearted and welcoming event, that’s also a reason to visiting Rovaniemi for many. The evening is rounded off with dancing to Christmassy disco tunes.
The event is free of charge.
For those who are not able to make it this year, you can watch Grand Opening live. Go to Visit Rovaniemi Facebook page (Visit Rovaniemi – The Official Hometown of Santa Claus) and join the celebration! The event will be visible in all of Visit Rovaniemi’s social media channels (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter).
The celebration is organized by Visit Rovaniemi.