Christmas 2020 will have a slightly different taste than usual, due to Covid-19 restrictions. However, this does not mean that children should stop dreaming, giving small gifts from the heart and in solidarity with those they love, creating their jobs and above all having the hope of the arrival of Santa Claus. Indeed, even if his villages scattered throughout Italy this year will not light up with lights and colors as usual, it will still be possible to meet Santa Claus at a safe distance. Where to meet Santa Claus without moving from home in the year of the pandemic? Many, among the Santa Claus villages that in recent years had illuminated the parties of adults and children, will not be able to open and for this reason they have organized a series of online events, both paid and free, to keep the direct line with Santa Claus open. . The cutest? That of the Santa Park in Rovaniemi, the real home of Santa Claus in Finnish Lapland. That this year it will not be able to open its gates to the public, but it will virtually do so and this is one of the most beautiful curiosities about Christmas to know. But there are also online games and Santa trackers to follow live Santa’s journey on his sleigh (the most magical is that of Google which activates it already at the first light of December 24th!).
This year many Santa Claus villages, unable to open due to Covid-19 regulations, have decided to streamline live meetings with children by offering many virtual activities. Some are already available, while others will be activated on specific days of December 2020 and until Epiphany. Since everything is done virtually, it is good to mark the dates on the calendar so as not to miss even one of the scheduled streaming events starring Santa Claus.
The real cave of Santa Claus
It is located on Lake Maggiore, in Omegna in Piedmont, and for years it has welcomed thousands of children who wanted to meet Santa Claus in his cave. This year, however, a series of online events has been opted for. The cutest is vVideo call with Santa Claus: costs about 25 euros and allows you to receive a video call from Santa Claus himself on your smartphone. There is also the video message version.
An online game to experience Santa’s journey as protagonists, without moving from the sofa! You can take a selfie with Santa Claus, create an elf and play with virtual snow.
Village of Wonders – Milan Christmas Village
Even the Santa Claus Village in Milan will not be able to open this year, but it has opened the possibility for all children to experience the magic of Christmas online: also in this case the service is active to receive a video call from Santa Claus himself.
The Advent calendar with Christmas stories
On the ChiamaBabboNatale website you can request the Advent calendar with 24 Christmas stories, sent by Santa Claus himself.
Santa Claus and the village of Rovaniemi
Perhaps it is the most famous Santa Claus village but, this year, it will not be able to open its doors as usual. The Finnish tourism board then invented the #SayItWithSanta campaign: not to receive a message from Santa Claus, but to send it to those who love themselves. A great idea for children, even the youngest ones. In December 2020 there will be a lot of events organized by the one and only Santa Claus, just subscribe to the newsletter to not miss a single one. The inauguration of the magical village of Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland will be on 7 December, always online: a real magic to experience, albeit through a computer screen.