Finland’s Expo 2020 Dubai Pavilion Hosts Real Santa Claus


On December 17, 2021, as part of Finland at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Christmas celebrations, Santa Claus will be arriving in Dubai all the way from his workshop in Korvatunturi, Finland, to greet visitors to Finland pavilion. Taking a short break from preparing presents, Santa will be meeting with adults and children daily for photo opportunities and to hear last-minute Christmas wishes.  

There are few people so instantly recognisable and so beloved as Santa Claus. The jolly old man radiates warmth and inspires people to care for each other. He is a genuine symbol of goodwill and giving all over the world. Santa’s annual mission is to deliver happiness worldwide with the help of his team of trusty reindeer friends. With the happiness that Santa brings and his message of hope and joy, it should not come as a surprise that Santa is, in fact, from Lapland in Northern Finland.

To support Finland’s pavilion theme of  ‘Sharing Future Happiness’, Santa will be also be asking visitors what makes them happy in the hope of spreading Christmas cheer to all.

Leaving just in time to start his deliveries on Christmas Eve, Santa will be meeting visitors to Finland’s Snow Cape pavilion until December 22, 2021. Visitors are encouraged to plan their trips to meet Santa Claus early to avoid disappointment.

Dedicated Media Day

Date: Thursday, December 16, 2021

Time: 3.30pm – 7.00pm

Location: The Gorge, Finland pavilion, Mobility District , Expo 2020 Dubai

Kindly note, you will be required to show your confirmation email upon arrival at the Finland pavilion. 

As Santa will be visiting other pavilions during his visit, if you are not available on the dedicated media day, please let us know and we will arrange a time for you to meet him at the pavilion.

General Public Timings

Dates: Friday, December 17, 2021 – Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Time: Santa will be at Expo 2020 Dubai daily from 11:00 am – 8:00 pm. He will be visiting country pavilions, meeting pavilion mascots and greeting visitors to the Finland pavilion. A full timetable will be published nearer the time on the Finland Pavilion Social media channels.

Location: The Gorge, Finland pavilion, Mobility District, Expo 2020 Dubai. 

Links to the Finland at Expo 2020 Dubai social media platforms can be found below:

Twitter: @FinlandExpo2020

LinkedIn: @Finland at Expo 2020 Dubai

Instagram: @finlandexpo2020dubai­

As part of Finland at Expo 2020 Dubai’s Christmas celebrations, Santa Claus will be arriving in Dubai all the way from his workshop in Korvatunturi, Finland.


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