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Santa opens Christmas season in his Arctic hometown

Santa Claus on Sunday (November 10) opened the Christmas season in his hometown on the Arctic Circle.

In his speech, Santa spoke about the meaning of goodwill and the importance of caring and sharing.

Every year thousands of people from around the world make their way to Santa Claus Village near Rovaniemi, in northern Finland, to visit Santa and his busy elves.

The Arctic Circle runs through the village, which is about eight kilometres from Rovaniemi.

At the village’s post office people can send their Christmas greetings from Santa’s village, complete with a special Arctic stamp. 

Visitors can also meet Santa, Mrs Santa Claus, elves and reindeer. 

And as Christmas nears, Santa receives almost 30,000 letters every day from children all over the world. 

Visitors from Asia are topping the list of those wanting to see Santa before he and his reindeer set off on their around-the-world trip on December 23.

(Production: Ilze Filks, Lisa Giles-Keddie)

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