Who is Santa Claus
Everyone knows Santa – the one and only – comes from Finland. What some people don’t know, however, is that it is possible to meet him in person all year round. Santa’s official office, situated on the mysterious Arctic Circle, is open to each and everyone. Welcome!
Open each day of the year in the city of Rovaniemi, children and adults can visit Santa’s office, enjoy a private chat with him and revel in the enchanted atmosphere. As we all know, Santa’s annual mission is to deliver happiness around the world with the help of his team of furry reindeer friends.
Santa may only visit your home once a year, but he welcomes everybody to visit him during the rest of the year. Don’t pass up the invitation.
Warm and Cosy
Santa’s hut is as warm and as inviting as the big man himself. His office is probably the most exciting place in the world for children. It’s where Santa carefully listens to children’s wishes and may even entertain children with a carol or two, since he is a keen singer.
Christmas is time of good deeds. Finns often put out oats or seeds for little birds to help them survive the cold winter.
The magic of Christmas is undeniable. It’s a time of goodwill and spending time with your family and friends. Santa also enjoys the simple Yuletide pleasures, such as eating tasty ginger bread biscuits freshly baked by Mrs. Claus.
Hit the road
Santa and Rudolph are an inseparable team, keeping one another company as they travel over rugged fells and through freshly fallen snow.
It’s essential for Santa’s reindeer to stock up on energy before Christmas Eve, and lichen works wonders. A visit to Santa’s office could end with you stroking the fur of a real reindeer – just be sure to keep an eye open for the one with a red nose.
Everybody is Welcome
Santa Claus may only visit children in their homes once a year, but he is also delighted to welcome you into his own home and show you around.
Santa Claus’s post office has received letters from 198 countries and he receives hundreds of thousands every year.
Santa can be reached at the following address: Santa Claus, Santa Claus’s Main Post Office, 96930 Napapiiri, Finland.
“We answer all letters so long as they include a clearly legible address,” says head elf Katja Tervonen, who puts a special stamp on all letters leaving the post office.
Where does Santa find the energy and time to deliver all those presents to children around the world? And to greet people at his office every day of the year?
From the midnight sun, of course. Three long summer months of 24-hour sunshine in Lapland ensure that Santa and his elves are all charged up for long winters.