Your kids can meet the real Santa in Finland. Credit: Santa Claus Village

24. Lapland, Finland

If you are a parent who is eager to keep the dream of Santa Claus alive in the hearts of your children, you may just want to visit Santa Claus Village in Lapland, Finland. You could just as easily tell your kids that you are flying to the North Pole to see him. Once you arrive, you will see the snowy lodge that is complete with Santa’s elves, and his toy workshop. When they go home, your kids can proudly tell their friends that they got to visit the real Santa.

The front of Santa’s village in Lapland, Finland. Credit: Shutterstock

You and your kids can go for a ride on a sled pulled by a reindeer, ride a snowmobile, and so much more. Of course, there are also cafes, restaurants, and souvenir shops there, like most other major tourist attractions. One of the best parts of the village for a lot of people is that similar to a ski resort, they guarantee that there will be snow on the ground. So if you live in a warmer climate and your kids have never experienced playing in the snow before, this just might be a once-in-a-lifetime vacation.