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Santa Claus Village, Rovaniemi, throughout December 2013

Rovaniemi, situated on the Arctic Circle in Finnish Lapland, is the official hometown of Santa Claus and was recently voted by CNN as the world’s best Christmas destination.

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Rovaniemi will be piping with festive cheer throughout December with a number of attractions and events for the whole family including the Santa Claus Village, open until 7 January 2014, and Santa Park, open until 11 January 2014.

Santa Claus Village is a snowy-white enchanted winter wonderland where the fairy tale truly comes to life. Visit the cheerful postal elves at the Santa Claus Main Post Office filled with beautiful cards and colourful stamps from around the world.

The Christmas House displays festive traditions, rare decorations, toys, Lappish handicrafts, giftware, warm woollies and favourite Christmas films to fill you with Christmas wonder.

Also within the Santa Claus Village you can find local craft stores with unique souvenirs such as Santa’s Gifts and Delicacies with scrumptious berry infused sweets and handmade ceramics or Santa’s Topshop with Finland’s largest collection of Swarovski crystal.

Elsewhere you can find a collection of themed bars and restaurants including the Arctic Ice Bar, Reindeer Café and Christmas House Restaurant. To really throw yourself into the spirit of things you can even stay in a real igloo at the Arctic Igloo Hotel so make sure you wrap up in your sleeping bag extra tight. For the less adventurous there are a number of cosy cabins to snuggle up in.

The Santa Park is an underground network of caves populated by elves and overflowing with Christmas magic including an Elf School, Mrs Claus Gingerbread Kitchen, the Four Seasons Sleigh Ride, the Ice Princess’s Ice Gallery and a Giant Snow Globe all with Christmas carols permeating through the snow fogged ambiance.

For further information please visit the Santa Claus Village website or contact your Insignia Lifestyle Boutique personal assistant.

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