Tourism, Video

The start of Santa Claus’ annual journey around the world from Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland on December 23rd

Each year, Santa leaves Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland to bring Christmas cheer to people all around the globe. This year, the event will be broadcasted LIVE on Facebook and Livestream on December 23rd at 7 PM local time (UTC +2). Santa Claus has a big heart filled with good wishes and we are so lucky to hear his thoughts right before the big journey.

In Rovaniemi – the Official Hometown of Santa Claus® on the Arctic Circle – the run-up to Christmas culminates in Santa Claus departing on his annual mission around the world. To wish Santa Claus the best of luck on his adventure, the elves put on a highlight event of the year called Santa is on his way in Santa Claus Village.

Live stream: A festive show by Santa Claus and the elves

As a display of true Christmas spirit, the elves now want to share the event with the whole world via live broadcast on the Visit Rovaniemi Facebook page and on Livestream

The show consists of selected Christmas songs and culminates when Santa Claus gives his speech wishing merry Christmas to the whole world before hopping in his reindeer-pulled sleigh and embarking on his epic tour.

Video: Moment with Santa Claus and his thoughts

We were truly honoured to have a moment with Santa Claus right before his big annual journey. Now thanks to the video produced by Visit Rovaniemi everyone has a chance to hear the thoughts of Santa Claus. Warm thoughts, about kindness and taking care of each other:

Rovaniemi and Santa Claus in brief:

  • Rovaniemi is the Official Hometown of Santa Claus in Lapland, Finland
  • Santa Claus receives visitors 365 days a year in Santa Claus Village situated on the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi

Source and photos: Visit Rovaniemi