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Santa Claus Village

Rovaniemi, Finland
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Ranked #3 of 22 Attractions in Rovaniemi
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
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Athens, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The scenery was beautiful and the litle houses charming, but too many people as expected... Nice for Children but a bit touristy..

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England
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We had a great day but it was very long and I wished I'd have done an overnight or 3 night, it wasn't much more expensive but I couldn't get the time off from work. One thing to note - (which I stupidly assumed there would be tons of it) is, it isn't guaranteed to be snowy. I was starting... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Though I'm not a kid anymore, it still felt pretty amazing to talk to Santa and visit his post office where I could read letters written by children all over the world. The village's dreamy ambience also gave all of us feelings of warmth and nostalgia as everyone could reminisce about his/her childhood days and sense of family gathering.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

It was cool to see Santa Claus in the middle of the summer, but this entire place only just wants your money. Literally everything costs money, or else they'll find some kind of way to snake payment in. You walk through the whole workshop before you get to meet Santa. The whole thing is recorded and broadcasted on their website.... More

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Obergunzburg, Germany
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Our children loved this place, especially baking and decorating cookies with Mrs. Claus. As an adult even I was a little intimidated meeting the big man himself...I was almost convinced he was the real deal! The stage show with dancing elves was a good spot to sit, have hot chocolate, a snack, and a bit of a rest. The kids... More

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Ballarat, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

I visited Santa Claus Village during winter in Finland and it was simply amazing as it felt like it was Christmas Day. The amount of gift shops and gifts in this place was unreal, also there were some restaurants and bars in here too. There were Reindeer rides for kids and adults and to see Santa was free! To get... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Happy when I'm finally cross the Arctic line. For tropical people like us, it is a big dream in our lives. Like coming to a very mysterious place in earth. There is many souvenir shop. Don't forget to try reindeer meat on the second floor. You can send Christmas postcard for yourself or your friend. And with special stamp from... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We visited Santa's village a couple of days ago - two just over 50 year olds expecting to stay about an hour on the basis that if you are that close you ought to see it. We were there for four hours!! The village is a rustic selection and it is free to go round, and free to see Santa... More

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Levice, Slovakia
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68 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Free parking. When you travel without childrens is only place to take some photo and buy some souvenir.

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Norway
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Shopping complex. Very disappointing. Hardl any Xmas decoration, just reindeers, moose etc. as in every other souvenir shop. The office with Santa was disappointing as well, I wrote a seperate review for it. The post office was disappointing too, the people we sent cards to could not see the very special stamp, not enough ink...

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