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The jolliest winter vacation ever!

Here's another great winter vacation idea!
CATS Classified In The Straits Times - December 23, 2009
By: Sheila Lim
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The jolliest winter vacation ever!

The best Christmas gift a child could receive is a trip to visit Santa Claus in his hometown! And that means hopping on a plane and heading towards Santa Claus Village, an amusement park near Rovaniemi in the Lapland region of Finland.

The charming village, first opened in 1985, is the most popular holiday destination in Finland. Thousands of tourists flock there every year, with many of them arriving at Rovaniemi International Airport (Santa Claus’ official airport), which is situated only 2km from Santa Claus Village.

A white line denoting the Arctic Circle is painted right through Santa Claus Village. Once you cross this line, you’ll be officially entering the Arctic region and setting foot in the magical Santa’s Grotto.

Besides meeting up with jolly ol’ Father Christmas and his bubbly elves, visitors can also drop in at The Santa Claus Post Office, where a large variety of Christmas-related items, Christmas cards and CDs are sold. All mail sent from this post office will be stamped with a special Santa Claus postmark.

And hey, don’t worry if you can’t make it to see Santa during Christmastime, as this busy fellow opens his door to visitors 365 days a year!

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