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 Santa Claus Office is closing the doors from visits here on the Arctic Circle but opening a window to Christmas magic via daily live stream
Santa Claus Office is closing the doors from visits here on the Arctic Circle but opening a window to Christmas magic via daily live stream

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Santa Claus Office in Rovaniemi Lapland joins the fight against Covid - 19

The world has faced many crisis in the past and we have surpassed so much together, yet again we are up against new difficulties globally, both businesses and personal lives are effected, we feel you. Now is the time to join efforts and fight to stop this new threat called Covid – 19. We are doing all we can here in Lapland Rovaniemi to close all our attractions to take part in the fight. 

It has been a quarter century since Santa Claus opened his doors to welcome visitors daily to his office at the Arctic Circle. The tradition stands still as Santa Claus Office is closing the doors from visits here on the Arctic Circle but opening a window to Christmas magic via daily live stream, so that everyone in need of some Magic can join on Santa Claus Office website: www.santaclausoffice.com

The only thing certain now is that this too shall pass and a better tomorrow is coming and Visit Rovaniemi is ready to support you once the time is right. We are not closed, just postponing on offering lifetime experiences to all Lapland fans.

Stay calm - Stay home - This too shall pass - Read the whole story...

Sometimes looking back can help give proportion to things, and to understand what kept the people, fighting in the struggles before us, strong, determined and dreaming. We all must have an inspiring story to tell, a story of a dream worth fighting for, a dream built from the ashes. We feel that this is the time to share these stories.

Love and goodness will grow out of hard times

This summer is the 70th anniversary of Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi Lapland. Our story begins when Rovaniemi was almost completely destroyed in World War II. And in 1950, the wife of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Eleanor Roosevelt, chose to visit Rovaniemi to see how this little arctic city on the edge of the world was rebuilding it´s self from the ashes. When she wished to visit the Arctic Circle, the Rovaniemi officials decided to build a cabin eight kilometres north from the city. This little cabin, still standing today, marked the birth of Santa Claus Village. This story, also shared by The CNN is what we all must believe today, that in this crisis, love and goodness will grow out of hard times and ashes, Rovaniemi is a living proof of why keep The Dream Alive.

Stay home and healthy and take care of your loved ones, remember to keep the dream alive.

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Visit Rovaniemi is the local tourist board of the Rovaniemi region in Lapland, Finland, and will bring you the latest stories and news from the Arctic Circle! Northern people, Arctic phenomena such as Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun, Arctic animals, events and of course Santa Claus and Christmas all year round!

Visit Rovaniemi is the city’s Christmas brand guardian. Visit Rovaniemi keeps central throughout its operations the Christmas brand values: authenticity, giving and caring, surprise and innovation as well as constant presence. Read more about the Rovaniemi Christmas brand below.

Download Rovaniemi Christmas Brand brochure as PDF here

Established in 2007, Visit Rovaniemi engages in image marketing, media visits, communications and PR, tourist information and congress marketing (Rovaniemi Congresses). 

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