What is the Santa Claus Academy of Finland?

The Santa Claus Academy of Finland was established in 2010 in Helsinki. The purpose of the Academy is to advance Finnish Santa culture and to promote the knowledge of the fact, that Santa Claus comes from Finland. 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 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 in his role of the messenger of friendship and good will to all the people in the world.

The Santa Claus Academy of Finland is located in the center of Helsinki.

Rector's Message

Timo Kiviaho

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 the real Finnish Santa Claus. The aim of our Santa Claus Academy of Finland is to foster authentic Finnish Santa Claus according to the traditional culture of Finnish Christmas. Below you can check our professional training services for all Santa candidates.

Santa Claus Academy offers you a full coverage of how to be a real Finnish Santa Claus. Our Academy considers exporting Finnish Santa Claus highly important. Currently we pay a lot of attention to international cooperation with Asian people, especially with the Chinese. Since the establishment of the Academy, more than 30 original Finnish Santa Claus have been sent to China, to places such as Shanghai, and Heilongjiang, Hebei, and 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

Santa Villages

The Santa Claus Academy of Finland stresses the importance of international cooperation with Asia, especially with China, Japan and South Korea. 

The Santa Claus Academy of Finland has made a significant 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 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. 

Training Courses

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

Santa Career

Be the real Santa Claus in China!

Can you tell a million and one stories about winter, snow, reindeer and the Northern lights?  Are you ready for a change of scenery and the challenge of becoming the ambassador of Christmas?


Santa Claus in Mohe Santa Claus Village

How local Chinese react to a Finnish Santa Claus




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Mohe Santa Village is located in the eastern part of Beiji Village of Mohe County, along Heilongjiang river,  close to the border between China and Russia.

(Beiji Village, Mohe County 165303, China)