Santa Park and Santa Village

Our Elf guide (Tricky Dicky) told us that Santa Park is a former Santa factory which produced toys for good children. He also said it was 50 feet under rock. I kinda doubt that’s true because for one thing I got a very good 3G signal down there, and it looked rather like a very big shed for another, but never mind. The children seemed to be excited by it!

Here are some pictures out and about Santa Park.

The ice sculptures were my favourite, but they are very hard to get good pictures of:

Lots of birds got into Santa Park at one point

There was some cute signage about:

Hm, elf camera?

See how I snuck one of me on there? Just to prove I was there!

 

They had a giant snow dome and Antony decided to do a little dance and (if you listen carefully enough in the following video you can hear him!) wish everyone a Merry Christmas in an over-exuberant fashion and simultaneously throwing around the (ironically) fake snow. After filming this I helped him remove a fake snowflake from his eye. As you can hear Helen say in the video, “well, that’s Antony!”

"But how do we get out?"

 

The place we stayed at was very close to the arctic circle. Santa Village is right on the arctic circle line:

The blue rope signifies the arctic circle line

For anyone who doesn’t know what the arctic circle signifies: Because of the positioning of the sun and the earth, if you are within the arctic circle you will experience at least one day in winter per year (depending on how far inside the circle you are) where the sun does not rise at all. Conversely, in summer, there will be at least one day where the sun won’t set. Thanks Tricky Dicky for explaining that!

 

What do you do with the biggest snowman in the world? Well, Chloe gives it a hug!

 

To finish off this round of pictures, another food shot!

Reindeer burger. Yum.