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Santa Claus arrives at Warsaw Chopin

Santa Claus, Finland’s most famous resident, has arrived at Warsaw Chopin Airport, Poland.

A crowd of kids from Włochy and Ursynów districts and the Finnish Ambassador to Poland greeted him.

The universally adored Santa is visiting Poland through an invitation of the Embassy of Finland, with the support of Finnish companies, such as Finnair, and in co-operation with Chopin.

Hanna Lehtinen, Ambassador of Finland in Poland, explains: “Santa Claus comes to Poland straight from Rovaniemi, at the Polar Circle in Finland, to bring Christmas greetings and warmth to Polish children.

“Many of them have been waiting for this visit the whole year. Santa Claus is a very important person in the Finnish tradition. I am happy that we have been able to bring him again to Poland.”


Between December 3 and 5 Santa Claus will visit Częstochowa, Zabrze and Wrocław.

During "mikołajki", the popular Santa Claus’ Day on December 6, he will be in Warsaw among other to open the Christmas Market at the National Stadium and to light up the candles of the Christmas tree in the Castle Square, the biggest one in Warsaw, greeting children and other attending residents.

From Warsaw Santa Claus' visit will continue over the next few days to Białystok, Niepołomice, Olsztyn, Poznań, Konin, Szczecin and Toruń. 

Santa Claus lives in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland. Santa Claus’ village, located on the Arctic Circle, and is visited annually by half a million guests.

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