Sun 10.11. at 16 The Grand Opening of the Christmas Season 2019. 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. The celebration is organized by Visit Rovaniemi.
Christmas opening specialties on Sunday 10.11.
Santa Claus Office
- Sneak Peak to the World of Elves: Nonstop at 12-15 on screen at the Main Square of Santa Claus Village – 4 short movies (duration about 15 min) about the every day life at the Arctic Circle.
Mrs Santa Claus Christmas Cottage
- 3 shows in Mrs Santa Claus Christmas Cottage at 11.00, 14.00 and at 18.00. Duration 1,5 hours.
- Prices: 48€/person, Family ticket 150€ (max 5 persons)
- Mrs Santa Claus Christmas Cottage is situated next to Santa Claus Reindeer, behind Santa Claus Office.
Arctic Circle Husky Park
- Free entrance to Husky Park at 10-16. Also warm juice and cookies in their Kammi.
- Huskyhug -program 10€ / person (normally 30€ / hlö). In a fenced area, you can pet and hug huskies freely as much as you like.
- Husky rides are also possible until 16.00.
Santa’s Chocolate & Candy Shop
- Opening of Santa’s Cholate & Candy Shop at 11-19, special offers and raffles every hour.
Santa’s Pizza & Burger
- Opening of Santa’s Pizza & Burger on 9-10.11. Special opening weekend offer: Cheeseburger meal 6,90€.
- Free entrance to Snowmobile museum which is situated in the same building.
- Address: Pukinpolku 6
Balmuir Store and Santa’s Luxury
- Open exceptionally at 11-19, special offers and raffles every hour.
Cafe Santa Claus
- From 12 hot mulled wine and self-baked gingerbreads will be sold at the Santa Claus Village main square.
Santa’s Igloos Arctic Circle – Restaurant Arctic Eye
- Restaurant is open at 17-22
- Christmas Opening Weekend Deal: one serving of alcoholic or non-alcoholic “Elf’s Magic Night” drink per person, when ordered with at least a 2-course dinner.
Special deal is valid 8-17 November. Remember to mention “Christmas Opening” when ordering.
More information on Facebook event
Elf’s Farm Yard
- Elf’s Farm Yard is open Sat-Sun 9-10.11. at 11-19. Mulled wine and gingerbread for visitors.
- Entrance fee 7€ / adult, 5€ / child. Family ticket 20€ (2 adults and 3 children).
- On Sun 10.11. at 10-16: -25 % sale on all normal priced, first quality MARTTIINI – products. Offer is valid only in Marttiini factory store in Santa Claus Village.
Nova Skyland restaurant
- Lunch buffet at 11-15. Price: 14,50€, Half price for children between 5 to 10 years, Children under 5 years free with paying adult.
- À la carte at 17-23. New menu!