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Our Purpose

The Santa Claus Academy of Finland was established in 2010 in Helsinki. The purpose of the Academy is to promote Finnish Santa culture and to promote the internationalization of well-known Finnish brand of the hometown of Santa Claus to the world. The goal of the Academy is to foster authentic Finnish Santa Claus in accordance with the traditional Finnish Santa culture, and to provide design, operation, and management consulting services for the Santa cultural tourism and real estate construction projects such as Santa villages, Santa world and Santa parks.

The Santa Claus Academy of Finland emphasizes international cooperation and pays high attention to fostering the Finnish Santa Claus to be the messenger to bring the Finnish people's friendship and greetings to the world, and to bringing the best wishes and auspiciousness, positiveness and happiness, tranquility and romance, love and harmony to people all over the world.

The Santa Claus Academy of Finland locates in the center of Helsinki, which has the most convenient international communication channels and contacts.

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Rector's Message

Dear All,

On behalf of the Santa Claus Academy of Finland, I would like to thank you for your interest and support. I warmly welcome you all to visit Finland and meet real Finnish Santa Claus. The aim of our the Santa Claus Academy of Finland is to foster authentic Finnish Santa Claus according to the traditional culture of Finnish Christmas. Here you will receive our professional training services for you.

In terms of training courses, our Santa Claus Academy can offer you a full coverage to be a real Finnish Santa Claus. This includes Finnish culture and history, Finnish Christmas culture, Santa's etiquette, cross-cultural communication skills, Santa's image and technology, behavioral science and arts, Christmas theme park culture. Our Academy considers exporting Finnish Santa Claus very important. Currently we pay lots of attentions to international cooperation with Asian, especially China. Since the establishment of the Academy, more than 30 original Finnish Santa Claus have been sent to China, such as Shanghai, and Heilongjiang, Hebei, Guangdong provinces. We thus also offer courses relating to Chinese and Asian cultures, Chinese courses and so on.

As a rector, I myself have lived in China for more than one year, and visited China many times. I had been a Finnish Santa Claus to China's Heilongjiang and Hebei provinces. I love China and Chinese people, and I was warmly welcomed there. I hope our Academy can have better and stronger cooperation with China.

Welcome to visit our The Santa Claus Academy of Finland, and welcome to Finland

Mr Timo Kiviaho, Rector
The Santa Claus Academy of Finland

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Training Courses

The Santa Claus Academy of Finland arranges training courses to be a professional Finnish Santa Claus. These courses include:

- Finnish culture and history
- Finnish Christmas culture and Santa Claus
- Santa's etiquette
- Cross-cultural communication skills
- Santa's image and techniques,
- Behavioral science and arts,
- Communication with Children
- Santa handcrafts and workshop
- Santa music and performances
- Christmas decorative culture and products
- Christmas theme park and its culture
- Chinese and Asian culture and humanities
- Japanese and Korean culture
- Finnish language courses
- Chinese language courses
- Japan language courses
- Korean language courses

Santa's Gallery

The First Finnish Santa Claus PEKKA to China Mohe Santa Village in 2010 accompanied by the Finnish Ambassador to China, Mr Lars Backström,
and Santa Claus PEKKA was welcomed by the Vice Governor of Heilongjiang province Mr Sun Yao
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Santa Villages

The Santa Claus Academy of Finland pays high attention to international cooperation with Asian, especially China, Japan and South Korea.

The Santa Claus Academy of Finland has made a significat contribution to export Finnish Santa cultural brand by building up Finnish Santa Villages outside Finland. With the help of the Academy, the first Finnish Santa Village outside Finland - China Mohe Santa Village in Heilongjiang province was built, and the grand opening to public was held on Dec. 22, 2010. Yeshanpo Four Season Santa Town in China Hebei province opened to public on Sept. 23, 2016 in Hebei province.

For a detail report about China Mohe Santa Claus Village, please have a look on the Master 's Degree thesis made by Ms. Yang Xu from Aalto University of Finland.
Read it here

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Write to Santa

Do you wish to get a Greeting Card from a real Finnish Santa Claus?

Finland is the home of Santa Claus. Whoever you are - a child or an adult - you can always write to him and get great blessing from him. Please always remember to be kind and nice to everyone around you.

What is the meaning of the kindness?

First, you should be always ready to offer help to others, including but not limited to your family and friends, as much as you can.

Second, you should always respect others, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what their religion is.

Third, you should protect the environment and wildlife around you. You should save water, cherish your food and avoid polluting.

Fourth, you should cherish yours and others’ lives since every life in this world is sacred and unique.

All of these are very important in your lives in the opinion of Santa Claus. Therefore, you should follow them as best you can. Finnish Santa Claus is waiting for your message and hopes every child and adult around the world have a happy life!




Phone: +358 50 5760 728

You can also reach us through Whatsapp.