Will the Real Santa Please Stand Up?
A Google search for Santa's Village pops up residences in New Hampshire, Illinois, California and Ontario, but everybody knows that the authentic Santa lives in Lapland. To be precise, the real Santa's Village is right on the Arctic Circle, just north of Rovaniemi, Finland.
Here you can post a letter from Santa's Post Office (and see the stacks of letters he's received from kids across the world, some using the most unlikely of addresses), stock up on Christmas presents and Santa paraphernalia, and even meet the bearded man himself. The nice thing is that a chat with Santa about your Christmas wishes is free. That's why we're sure he's the real Santa. Northern Finland might be a long way from most people's homes, but when you figure Santa goes to all the effort to travel the whole world delivering presents every year, one trip to Finland in your lifetime isn't all that much to ask. Just make sure you choose a year when you've been a good girl or boy.
[Image via sauwai/Flickr]
Rovaniemi Webcam Lure [LA Times]
Lawsuits Close Santa's Village [Chicago Tribune]
Lapping Up Knowledge [Jaunted]