Meet Santa himself

Experience the true Finnish Christmas atmosphere  in a unique environment.

Santa Claus’s home and other activities are situated in the beautiful natural environment of Rauhalahti, just 5 km from the centre of Kuopio. The area can be reached from Spa Hotel Rauhalahti (it is 600 metres to Santa Claus Home from the hotel yard).  If you are coming to Rauhalahti by a local bus, use the bus number 7 (leaving from the market place).

The whole family will enjoy the magical atmosphere of Santa Claus’s home which is situated in an original 1950’s lodge. The highlight of the visit will be of course meeting  the Santa Claus himself. Iin the Santa Claus’s home the accordionist creates an absorbing atmosphere. There are handicraft activities and gingerbread baking for the children.

In the cafe you can enjoy the soup of the day, different pastries as well as hot and cold drinks. Quality presents and goods can be bought in the gift shop.

Visiting hours:

Santa Claus Home is open 31.12.2018 - 6.1.2019 and the exact opening hours are:
Monday 31.12., New Year's Day Tuesday 1.1.,  Thursday 3.1.,  Friday 4.1., and Sunday 6.1. at 11.00 - 16.00.
Wednesday 2.1. and  Saturday 5.1.2019 at 15.00-21.00.

Smoke sauna visiting hours:

 It is possible to bathe in the large smokesauna (locates in the yard of Santa Claus Home)  2.1. and 5.1.2019 at 16-20. Price: 14 € /adult, hotel guests 8 €. Children 4-14 yrs - 50 %. 

More information: or tel. +358 30 608 30.