Santa Claus set off from the Arctic Circle — in this case, Rovaniemi, Finland, one of several places across the Arctic with a Christmas tourism focus.
“I have heard some very worrying news about the well-being and coping of children and young people around the globe. Now, it is time to turn these worries into plenty of goodwill,” Santa said, in a Christmas address.
“Let’s give time to children and young people and do something together. Let’s make this Christmas happy and unforgettable for everybody. Christmas is about a heart of hope.”