Santa Claus opens the official Christmas season in Lapland

Now’s the season to be jolly

Lapland – Santa Claus gives his traditonal speech in the annual Christmas opening in his official hometown Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland 19th November. This year spectators can join the festivities directly from their own sofa!

Each year Christmas opening festivities start the Christmas season in Finland. Held in Santa’s official hometown Rovaniemi in the Arctic Circle, the celebration gathers people from 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 children’s rights and the meaning of charity. The speech and warm atmosphere will surely get everyone into the spirit of Christmas.

A live broadcast from Arctic Circle starts at 3.30pm Finnish time (UTC +2) on the Visit Rovaniemi Facebook-site (www.facebook.com/VisitRovaniemi.fi) or Livestream on http://visitrovaniemi.fi/watch-live.

Christmas opening launches an all-time winter season in Finnish Lapland

Rovaniemi enjoys much popularity as a winter destination due to its fascinating nature and magical atmosphere. New direct flights from Berlin, London and Zurich get visitors there.

The provision of accommodation services in Rovaniemi is increasingly attractive due to the launch of new resorts such as Arctic Tree House Hotel, Santas Igloos Arctic Circle and Santa Claus Holiday Village extension. Find more exciting things to do, as new activities such as Aurora floating, Aurora flights, and nature watching tours have been added to the list of services. A truly breathtaking innovation is a cruise on a world’s biggest travel icebreaker on the Swedish side of the border.

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