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Saturday, 07 December 2013

A Christmas Village

Written by Antoinette Marie
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       The sparkling lights, presents under the tree, the smell of cookies baking in the oven, it’s that time again: Christmas has arrived. I admit it; I’m one of those people who wait all year for black Friday and goes out into the night to find gifts or just to be among the hustle and bustle of the season. I decorate my house with multiple Christmas trees, hang stockings for my cats and pretend I’m Martha Stewart for December. Anything that is Christmas brings a smile to my face. When I heard about a Christmas Village in Finland I had know all the details. 

The Christmas Village has anything and everything you could possibly hope for. It has Santa and his own office where you can visit him. Sit down with elves at the post office to write letters to your friends and family back home. You can send a letter to Santa or have him send a letter to that special someone.  Take a tour into the Santa cavern where you’ll meet all kinds of fairytale creatures while they do their chores for the day. 

While you’re here you can stay in one of the Christmas village cottages or cozy up in an igloo. If you enjoy being in the snow there is an Arctic ice bar and restaurant. There is also the rustic feel of the Christmas house to get you through those cold days. Shop in the gift stores for a unique gift made of reindeer or find the silversmith where they will be making jewelry. 

       Depending on when you go you can see the Northern lights light up the sky. Whether you see lights dancing with the stars or Christmas lights sparkling the trees against a blanket of snow, there will be no doubt you’re in Christmas town. 

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