December is always the busiest month for Santa, and 2012 was no exception. Santa received children from all over the country at his home in Lapland, particularly in the Rovaniemi area, where the red-coated Santa is present both at SantaPark and Pajakylä Village all year round. This year, however, Santa also strengthened his presence in the greater Helsinki area where he spent over a month from 1 December through Epiphany greeting the children at the Helsinki Christmas Market.
During his long visit to Helsinki, hundreds of children and adults came to see Santa, including tourists from Finland, Japan, Russia and other places in Europe. There was always a good atmosphere and each meeting was a delight. Santa’s presence in Helsinki received a lot of positive feedback from both Finnish and foreign tourists.
Santa was supported at this event by the Santa Claus Foundation, our partner Visit Finland – the Finnish Tourist Board, and World Vision Finland.
Santa’s international mission is carried out jointly with Visit Finland – the Finnish Tourist Board, www.visitfinland.com
You can familiarise yourself with the activity of World Vision Finland and its donation projects at www.worldvision.fi