In order to promote tourism from China to Finland, the “Finnish Santa Claus Tour to China” was held in China six cities: Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan, Xi’an, Chengdu and Guangzhou during December 16-21, 2019. 

The event was strongly supported by the Finnish National Parliament, the Chinese Embassy in Finland, VisitFinland, the China Association of Small and Medium Enterprises, the China Forestry and Environment Promotion Association, the Finnish Chinese Chamber of Commerce, and the Finland China Development and Exchange Center.

A delegation of ambassadors of the people of Finland, consisting of six Santa Clauses from Finland, carried out promotional activities in six cities: Shanghai, Beijing, Wuhan, Xi’an, Chengdu and Guangzhou.

In Shanghai, Santa Claus participated in a food waste sorting event organized by KFC, calling on people to love and protect the environment.
On the high-speed train to Beijing, Santa Claus and the traveler experienced the speed and stability of the vertical coin challenge together, showing the rapid development of China's high technology brought the convenience and comfort to people.
In Beijing, Santa Claus did morning exercises with the local elderly, felt the beautiful sunshine in the morning, and distributed KFC breakfast for the elderly, showing a strong humanistic care.
In Wuhan, Santa Claus participated in the interactive activity of Chinese traditional costume reality show, marveled at the gorgeous Hanfu and China ’s splendid history and culture.
On the ancient city walls of Xi'an, Santa Claus rides a bicycle with tourists, practices the concept of low-carbon environmental protection in China, and practices Chinese calligraphy and painting with children to experience the inheritance of Chinese culture.
In Ya'an Chengdu, Santa had a close interaction with giant pandas to promote China's achievements in protecting pandas and the natural environment in which pandas and humans live in harmony.
In Guangzhou, Santa Claus visited the "China's No. 1 Height" Guangzhou TV Tower, which won the National Science and Technology Progress Award, the highest award for scientific and technological achievements in China.

As a friendly messenger of Finnish culture and the Finnish people, Santa Claus of Finland has brought the friendly and kindness of the Finnish people, Finnish beautiful environment and environmental protection experience, and Finnish cuisine to the Chinese people. “Finland Santa Claus Tour to China” provides a good publicity opportunity for the world to better understand China, and also provides the Chinese people with the most touching live interaction and experience of understanding Finland, in a concrete embodiment of China’s “Belt and Road” spirit.

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