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Ev­ery­one knows that the real Fa­ther Christ­mas lives in La­p­land and this is the high­light of the trip. Kids are en­cour­aged to write a short let­ter to Santa, which they can hand-de­liver at his pic­ture-per­fect wooden house be­side a frozen lake. It’s a mag­i­cal ar­rival along a lit path through the for­est. Try your hand at mak­ing tree dec­o­ra­tions and dec­o­rat­ing Christ­mas cook­ies in the warm, or out­doors there are tobog­gan races, foot­ball on the lake and even a snow­ball fight with the elves.

Then, it’s time to meet the man him­self! We have a quick chat about what we’d like him to bring us and snap a photo be­fore he wishes us a Happy Christ­mas and sends us off with a gift.

There are lim­ited day­light hours in La­p­land dur­ing De­cem­ber, so days are short but lend them­selves to beau­ti­ful pink skies. You might even spot the North­ern Lights on a clear night. Within walk­ing dis­tance of the Snow Princess Ho­tel are tra­di­tional restau­rants and a su­per­mar­ket, so you can get to know the area by foot. Be­cause of the ex­treme weather it’s not ad­vis­able to bring chil­dren un­der four.

Meet Fa­ther Christ­mas and play with the elves

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