Pay a visit to the hometown of the jolly man in a red suit who delivers gifts at Christmas. The small town in Finland near the Arctic Circle has popularly been called Santa Claus' “official hometown” and you can go there any time of the year.
Christmas is almost five months away but does that stop us from celebrating too soon? Well, no matter what anyone tells you if you feel very Christmassy and just want it to feel like its already December -- nobody can stop you! Christmas is all about spending time with your family, eating amazing home-cooked food, making memories, decorating Christmas trees and whatnot.
Santa Claus Village, located right on the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi, northern Finland, appears charming at night in the winter pic.twitter.com/EQkYhBq3mX— China Xinhua News (@XHNews) January 24, 2018
But as a kid, what really fancied us was indeed the gifting part and who better to give us than Santa Claus himself? Yes, kids, he may not be real and it's actually your parents who are gifting you all the things you have ever wanted, but did you know you can actually visit Santa's 'real' village?
Sounds too good to be true, right? Well, you can now pay a visit to the hometown of the jolly man in a red suit who delivers gifts at Christmas. The small town in Finland near the Arctic Circle has popularly been called his “official hometown” and you can actually go there any time of the year. As reported by National Geographic.
The amazing Moomin Snowcastle in Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, is packed with fun activities and fairytale charm where visitors can see the adorable residents of Moominvalley as snow and ice sculptures! https://t.co/qCKXfNLe83 pic.twitter.com/oryWSzfQ9E— Discovering Finland (@DiscoverFinland) February 10, 2019
Did you know how it all started? Way back in 1927, Markus Rautio–a Finnish radio broadcaster known as “Uncle Marcus” had said that there was a workshop that belonged to Santa in Rovaniemi, Finland. Following this, in order to increase tourism in the area, the government of the province, Lapland, called itself the “Santa Claus Land” decades later. And from then on, people have started visiting the Santa Claus Village that opened just outside Rovaniemi in 1985.
And here's the news you have been waiting for. Yes, you can visit the Santa Claus village any time of the year and not just Christmas -- so all you have to do is pack your bags and catch the next flight to the place where Christmas lasts all year round.
The winter wonderland will make sure your holiday spirits are soaring high. It treats visitors to a unique “North Pole” experience as you can meet Santa Claus. And that's not all you can also go on a sleigh ride with his reindeer, basically anything you wanna do Christmassy -- you name it and the Santa Claus Village has it.
It is the perfect place to add to your bucket list with its dreamy igloos, glass homes, and treehouse hotels that will make it very difficult for you to leave the Arctic corner forever.
The Village of Santa Claus in rovaniemi, lapland pic.twitter.com/GydE8T7md1— Breathtaking World (@MostBreathWorld) December 18, 2015
Speaking of celebrating Christmas all year long, there is a magical inn that will let you celebrate your favorite festive season all year long and it is indeed a dream come true for all of us. Christmas Farm Inn is located in the beautiful small town of Jackson, New Hampshire and it will allow its guests to stay in the Christmas spirit 365 days a year.
And let's not forget the scenic location this hotel is set in. Overlooking the state's White Mountains, the elegant resort is truly magical in every sense of the word with snowy mountain caps, filled with beautiful trees.
"We are a family-owned and managed lifestyle leisure and event resort dedicated to providing a quintessential New England experience. We offer first-class hotel accommodations, memorable events, wholesome country cuisine from our restaurant in Jackson, New Hampshire and exceptional caring service. In the Spirit of Christmas, our bed and breakfast celebrates the simple pleasures of life every day: friends, family, fun, love, adventure, inspiration and well being…" the description of the hotel reads.