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Lapland Holidays in North Pole or Sunny Spain Climate Vacation for Santa Claus?

Updated on March 30, 2017

Santa listening to a child's wish list.


Santa Claus vacation

Where do Santa and Mrs. Claus spend their holidays? Do you think they like to relax in Lapland, the North Pole or somewhere like sunny Spain?

Let's face it...of all people on earth, after a busy night of delivering all of those many gifts to good little girls and boys world-wide, Santa Claus definitely needs a vacation!

Sure...he has all of those elves helping him make and assemble just the right toys and other requested goodies throughout the year.

And of course we cannot forget his faithful reindeer who haul that amazing sleigh through the sky with a seemingly endless supply of toys to be delivered exactly on time for Christmas celebrations around the globe.

Think of the training that goes into keeping those reindeer in tip top condition!

That in itself would be a full-time job for most people! But Santa Claus handles that with aplomb and more!

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Santa Claus Suit

Not only does Mrs. Claus work during the year to maintain the wardrobe of Santa Claus keeping his distinctive red suit in tip top condition for that whirlwind night of toy and gift deliveries but obviously there is the necessity for other Santa Claus costumes to be distributed far and wide.


Isn't that obvious?

Santa Claus needs extra suits that look just like his for all of those Christmas Santa's that help him take orders in stores and other places where little boys and girls gather during that busy holiday season of Christmas shopping.

Special arrangements are made to collect those whispered desires from the store Santa Clauses and get them back to the one and only real Santa Claus who can actually fill those orders.

How those arrangements are made remains top secret!

Map showing location of Lapland

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Walt Disney - Santa's Workshop (1932 / 2006)


Finland or Suomi means the same thing in the Finnish language.

All of this area of Finland and even more is a part of Lapland where many people of the world think that Santa Claus or Father Christmas lives and works during the year.

Do he and Mrs. Claus call Lapland home?

Just like the top secret arrangements made with those specially selected store Santa Clauses, the location of Santa's workshop and home is also hush-hush for good reason.

Droves of sight-seers would no doubt flood the location of Santa's workshop all year long if they knew the where-abouts and his important work would never get done.

Here Comes Santa Claus

The North Pole

Is Santa's real home in Lapland or the North Pole?

Personally I think that it is the North Pole.

As children we were told to address our letters to Santa at the North Pole and it seemed to work.

On the night of Christmas Eve my parents always put out a plate of homemade Christmas cookies and a glass of milk and by morning, there were just crumbs left on the plate and the milk had always been finished. Presents had been left under the tree.

Try as hard as my younger brothers and I did to stay awake and listen for Santa Claus and his reindeer, we always seemed to be asleep when he came and made his deliveries.

Now...if we had written to Santa with an address in Lapland, do you think he would have gotten our requests?

I don't see how...unless he has a post office box there just to collect requests and letters on that side of the world.

I suppose that is possible!

Santa's reindeer could run a shuttle service during the year leading up to that all important Christmas delivery schedule.

It might even keep them in shape during the year for that exhausting world-wide run done in so short a time-frame! Kind of like going to the gym to keep their bodies toned!

Cookies and milk for Santa


Message From Santa

I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

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So where do Santa and Mrs. Claus spend their holidays?

After a grueling night of deliveries following a busy year of supervising the elves assisting him in getting the Christmas orders just right and also keeping the reindeer in good shape for their all important one night world-wide delivery schedule, does Santa just want to crawl into his pajamas and robe and settle down with Mrs. Claus in front of a roaring fire with a steaming cup of hot chocolate and plate of cookies in his home?

Be it Lapland or the North Pole, it really wouldn't matter. Both places are cold much of the year so that roaring fire and a little time off might just be "what the doctor ordered" by way of rest and relaxation.

If I were a betting person I would place my bets on Santa and Mrs. Claus being spotted taking their holidays not in Lapland or the North Pole...but somewhere in the sunny climate and beautiful rolling country-side of Spain. They would probably like to shed those heavy coats and lay on the beaches catching some brilliant rays of the sun and watching the surf roll in while they catch up on some reading.

Be on the lookout for an older gentleman with a white beard and a generous laugh accompanied by an older pleasant looking lady. It just might be them!


© 2010 Peggy Woods

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      This was just a lighthearted post about where Santa might wish to vacation after his delivery of Christmas presents world wide has been accomplished for the year. Ha! Thanks for the pin. Enjoy this Christmas season!

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      C E Clark 4 years ago from North Texas

      Perfect article for this time of year. Thanksgiving is just days away and then Christmas will be in full swing, though it seems like it already is when it comes to advertising.

      Most western Europeans go to Spain on holiday don't they? I understand the expense is less compared with other places -- but maybe Santa gets a discount.

      Voted up, interesting and awesome. Pinned to my "Christmas II" board, and will share.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      I agree with you. After all of those snowy and cold days, am sure that Santa & Mrs. Claus would like a warm vacation spot. Ha! I imagine that many letters are being mailed to Santa about now! Glad to hear that you enjoyed this hub. Appreciate your comment and the share.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Can you believe it will be Christmas soon, and Santa will be making his way to visit all the good little boys and girls??

      I really think Mr. and Mrs. Claus should go to a warm climate. I would think they would get tired of being cold in the North Pole.

      This was a fun Hub to read. I enjoyed the videos, too.

      Voted UP, etc. and shared.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Kiara Dearest,

      Merry Christmas to you too! Hmmm...Perhaps you are related to the Jolly old fellow and are joining them on a family vacation? :))

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      Kiara Dearest 5 years ago

      Peggy W,

      Gotcha! That's why I am also on vacation 2 weeks later for Christmas. Peggy W, Merry Christmas!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Kiara Dearest,

      Hopefully Santa is not bogged down with economic concerns. He just wants to make good girls and good boys happy once a year with his gifts. He deserves a good vacation after his efforts. Don't you agree? :))

      Thanks for your comment.

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      Kiara Dearest 5 years ago

      I guess Santa Claus should visit the States to resolve recession. Phew! Good hub btw. Thanks.

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      Peggy Woods 6 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi mdlawyer,

      You must have been in a mood to read some light-hearted hubs...choosing this one at this time of year. Ha! Glad that you liked it. Thanks!

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      mdlawyer 6 years ago

      Peggy W, awesome experience. Great read. Voted Up. Rated Beautiful!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Prasetio,

      Haha! Ok...I also believe Santa Claus lives in the North Pole...but where does he take his holidays? Do you vote for sunny Spain or elsewhere? :-)

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      prasetio30 7 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Santa Claus is the spirit of Christmas, start form kids until adult always love the kindness of Santa Claus. I do believe that Santa's home in North Pole based on the story I've ever knew before. Hohohohohoho.....I give Vote up to this hub. God bless you!


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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cheryl,

      Hahaha! Glad that you caught the humor in this hub about holidays for Santa Claus. Did you vote for Lapland, the North Pole, Sunny Spain or elsewhere as a holiday location?

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      Cheryl 7 years ago

      Another cute and hilarious hub. The videos are really cute.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Billy,

      Since the reindeer come from Lapland, perhaps that is the real home of Santa Claus? I still think it is the North Pole! Haha! So where does Santa vacation? Spain...or did you choose some other great spot?

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello daydreamer13,

      Happy to hear that you enjoyed this hub regarding where Santa Claus and his helpful wife may wish to spend their well deserved holidays. Did you vote for sunny Spain? Just curious.

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      love it - Lapland is where many Scandis and Baltics put them at - it is home of the Reindeer :)

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      daydreamer13 7 years ago

      Very cute. Nice writing.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Greetings Hello, hello,

      Only too happy to mention your hub about Lapland as it adds some good background depth to just where Santa Claus might be living when he is not on holiday. Ha! Seriously, I enjoy your hubs and it was my pleasure.

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      Oh, Peggy, such a wonderful and cutely written story. Of course, he is at the North Pole. The tour operators haven't got any idea of geography. I T - I S - T H E - N O R T H - P O L E !!!!!!!

      It was so sweet and kind of you to mention my hub. Thank you. Oh you are kind.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello lyjo,

      Where do you think Santa and Mrs. Claus would like to take a vacation? I thought that sunny Spain would be a perfect place. Of course...since Santa sees the entire world he might have some other great destinations in place! Haha! Glad you enjoyed this! I'm still having fun with each comment.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello agusfanani,

      Yes, Santa Claus definitely always ate the cookies and drank that glass of milk. We saw the leftover crumbs as evidence each morning! It was always a big deal determining which of my mother's homemade cookies should be left out for him to enjoy. Generally we figured 3 or 4 cookies would be all the time that he could spare before once again going out to deliver toys to good girls and good boys. Haha!

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Happyboomernurse,

      Thought that I would have a little fun with thinking about Santa Claus and where he and Mrs. Claus would like spending their holiday. Like you, I think that sunny Spain would be a great place. Haha!

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      lyjo 7 years ago

      Such an uplifting glorious it! Sunny Spain...? And what a special person you are to remember Mr.& Mrs. Claus, and how exhausting it is for them...of course they would need a vacation...I'm ashamed I never thought of that! Voted up & everything else...Take really good care!

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      agusfanani 7 years ago from Indonesia

      It's a very interesting story. I wonder what happened to the cake and a glass of milk, did Santa really drink them ?

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      Gail Sobotkin 7 years ago from South Carolina

      Hi Peggy,

      Loved the lightness and humor in this hub and the videos were cool. Particularly liked the thought of Santa and Mrs. Claus vacationing in sunny Spain. You have a terrific imagination and I enjoyed this hub.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Thanks Pamela,

      I had fun with this Santa Claus hub and where he lives. Did you vote? What is it? Lapland, North Pole or do you think he vacations in Sunny Spain? Thanks for the comment.

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Peggy, This is an adorable hub. I think children might think of these things and wonder. Very cute.

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Micky,

      So you think of Santa as a celestial being. Not far off the mark as he DOES spend time with his reindeer up there in the sky. As to skiers spotting him...I suppose depending upon how high in the sky Santa Claus and his reindeer are flying and how high up the mountain the skiers are ready to start their downhill adventure...this is more than possible.

      Besides skiers, I am sure airplane pilots and perhaps astronauts have also spotted them at times? Is it possible that some UFO sightngs were really just a momentary glimpse of Santa Claus and his sleigh? Perhaps it is just the angle of assent that catches the light and glows?

      Did you vote? Was it Lapland, the North Pole, Sunny Spain or elsewhere that Santa Claus takes his holidays? Maybe he even likes to ride a bicycle! Are there any jolly old fat men on your bike rides Micky???

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      Peggy Woods 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi dahoglund,

      Good point! Personally I think that Santa Claus, being the good guy that he is, would also give the reindeer a vacation holiday so he probably leaves them to roam about in the North Pole (or is it Lapland?) to frisk about and do whatever they choose as a favorite pass-time. Santa and Mrs. Claus probably fly commercial disguised as best they can and head south to some sunny climate. My bet is still on Spain. So you think the Caribbean and a cruise? I'll have to ask friends of mine who like cruising to keep an eye out and see if they can be spotted among the other passengers. Haha!

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      Micky Dee 7 years ago

      I think of Santa as a celestial being,

      While many have spied this being skiing!

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      Don A. Hoglund 7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Up and funny.I never gave this question much thought. Does Santa travel by reindeer sled to his vacation spot or does he fly commercial? Maybe a caribean cruise would suit the need to relax.