Santa holidays: visit Father Christmas in Lapland & beyond ...



uk flagChessington Holidays – Father Christmas Sleepovers

based: UK
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A festive short break with a sleepover/overnight B&B stay in a themed hotel. Spend the day exploring Chessington Zoo and Sea Life centre, visit the magical Winter's Tail with its Christmas stalls, reindeer and giant Christmas tree; then head to the grotto to meet Father Christmas himself.

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uk flagInghams – Santa Breaks five star Featured Site

based: UK

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Inghams logo Magical short breaks in Lapland, home to Santa (or Father Christmas). Choose from 3 or 4 nights stays in the villages of Ylläs or Levi in Finnish Lapland, just north of the Arctic Circle. Meet Santa in his workshop deep in the forest, also meet his elves and help bake gingerbread. Also opportunities to try reindeer sleigh rides, go on a husky safari or ride a snowmobile.

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uk flagMacdonald Hotels & Resorts
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Special Santa weekend breaks in Aviemore at Santa's Scottish hideaway in the Macdonald Aviemore Resort. A 3-night family break packed with festive magic, including: 3-night family room stay, a magical walk to Santa's Highland Home, family dinners, breakfast with Santas Elves, pantomime tickets, an Elves Snow Ball Party, reindeer visit and farewell party.

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usa flagNorth Pole NY

based: New York, USA
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Visit Santa at Santa's Workshop, North Pole, New York, one of the longest established theme parks in the US, day and weekend packages available.

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Santa Claus Village

based: Lapland, Finland
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Meet Santa at the Santa Claus Village in Finish Lapland. As well as meeting Santa you can visit Christmas House, the Christmas exhibition and meet the elves and other fairytale creatures in Santa's underground cavern at 'Santa Park'!. Other activities include snowmobile safaris, reindeer sleigh rides and safaris, and gold panning.

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uk flagSanta's Cottage

located: Newry, Co Down, Northern Ireland
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Santa's Cottage claims to be Santa's official residence in Ireland, here you'll be able to see the elves at work in Santa's Workshop, watch as Santa comes down the chimney, tour his igloo and bedroom , Meet Rudolph and other animals ...

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uk flagSanta's Lapland five star Featured Site

based: Surrey, UK

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Santa's Lapland logo Festive family 3 or 4-day breaks at affordable prices, with Santa Express flights taking you out to visit Santa in Saariselkä in northern Finland. All this magic is included: flights and accommodation; airport transfers; private meetings with Santa; snowmobile rides; an Elves & Igloo Fantasia; reindeer sleigh-ride; husky sled-ride; thermal clothing; and snow and ice fun activities like ice hockey, mini skidoo and ice fishing.

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Santa's Village

based: Ontario, Canada
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Santa holidays in the summer (June to September) in this Santa theme park with camp ground in Bracebridge, Ontario. Bosting three family entertainment parks plus an excellent campground on-site – it's where Santa spends his summer!

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based: Dublin, Ireland
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Lapland holiday specialists in Ireland, offering short breaks to visit Santa on a range of 1–4 day trips. Included activities mean you can meet the man, go on a husky safari, go snowmobiling, visit the elf workshop and more! Based in Pyha, a Lapp village filled with everything Santa, skiing and spa.

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Is he on his way? Where is Santa right now?

What to know when Father Christmas will arrive? Where is Santa right now? Well, there are a couple of good sites that allow you track the progress of Santa Claus or Father Christmas in 'real time'!


The NORAD Tracks Santa site has been tracking his Christmas progress round the world since 1955. It has been created by the North American Aerospace Defense Command and every year it aims to track Santa Claus from his home in the North Pole as he delivers presents to children worldwide.


Google has its own Santa Tracker too and from the 1st December each year visitors can play festive games, learn about Christmas traditions in different countries and many other Santa and Christmas related things!