Santa Claus (Joulupukki, in Finnish language) departed today December 23rd to his annual journey around the world from this home, which is located in the city of Rovaniemi, in the Finnish Lapland. In this video you can see the very moment Joulupukki left the Arctic Cricle to bring Christmas cheer to people around the globe.
In Rovaniemi –the Official Hometown of Santa Claus on the Arctic Circle- the run-up to Christmas culminates in Santa departing on his annual mission around the world. He is probably the most appreciated visitor in people's homes. This year Santa Claus is expected to deliver millions of presents and to encourage people of the world to embrace love and nature.
Before departing, Santa Claus makes preparations for his long journey in a secret place. Wrapped in peace and silence, he puts on his thinking cap for a moment. After doing this, Santa Claus is ready to enter the ceremony in Santa Claus Village at Arctic Circle and meet the people who have gathered there together to send him off”.
Rovaniemi is the Official Hometown of Santa Claus in Lapland, Finland. There, Santa Claus receives visitors 365 days a year in Santa Claus Village, situated on the Arctic Circle mark.