Christmas opening festivities traditionally start the Christmas season in Finland. Held in Santa Claus’ official hometown Rovaniemi in the Arctic Circle, the celebration gathers people around the world to live the magic of Christmas.
The festivities start with a Christmas carol concert. Jingle bells jingle and elves gambol around when it’s time for the beloved Santa Claus to step on stage and hold his annual speech. Elves have whispered that this year Santa would speak about the meaning of goodwill. The speech and warm atmosphere will surely get everyone into the spirit of Christmas.
As Santa cannot fly everyone to Lapland to celebrate this special time of the year with him, he has arranged a possibility to take part in the festivities online. A live broadcast from Arctic Circle starts at 3.45 pm Finnish time (UTC +2) on the Visit Rovaniemi Facebook-site (www.facebook.com/VisitRovaniemi.fi) and Livestream (https://livestream.com/onair/santa).
Rovaniemi enjoys exceptional early winter days and nights with good amount of snow and nice minus degrees. Santa Claus Village is like from Christmas fairytale with white snow cover, big and small Christmas trees and Christmas lighting.
As the biggest winter activity destination in Northern Europe, Rovaniemi is also happy to announce that winter tours like snowmobiling, husky sledding and reindeer sleigh rides are already available on snow for its early winter guests. The Northern Lights tours have been operated already since the end of August.
The beloved Santa Claus can be visited every day of the year in Santa Claus Village, Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi.
For more details:
Sanna Kärkkäinen, CEO
tel. +358 40 576 3414
Kaisa Heiskari, Marketing Designer
tel. +358 400 479 954
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