Lapland resident Santa Claus is about to set off on his annual journey around the world to deliver presents to children (but only the ones who have been nice, not naughty!)
He departs from his hometown of Rovaniemi after a few days of quiet contemplation in a secret place on the Lapland fell, to prepare for the trip with his reindeer and sleigh.
“The most exciting and important of the year is just around the corner. My journey around the world is about to begin soon here in Rovaniemi at the Arctic Circle” says Santa.
[Video credit: Visit Rovaniemi]