On our last day in Lapland we celebrated with a big breakfast as it was my brother’s birthday, before getting picked up for a full day of fun.
Our first stop was at the beautiful and magical Santa Claus Village.
The Village is a winter wonderland, with snow, twinkling lights and attractions such as Santa Claus’ Main Post Office from which we sent our grandad a postcard. He was delighted to receive it all the way from Lapland!
After a great time exploring Santa’s Village, we hopped on our coach and was taken to Santa Park, an underground cavern.
We visited Elf School and made our own Santa’s.
We decorated gingerbread cookies.
And explored the Ice Gallery, where I tried a drink served in a glass made of ice.
The birthday boy.
After a day of Christmas activities, we was taken back to Rovaniemi city centre, where we went out for waffles at Cafe & Bar 21.
Bellies full, we went back to our hotel to relax for a couple of hours.
As it got towards dinner time, our coach picked us up to take us to a special Christmas Gala.
We played quizzes, sang songs and had a three course dinner.
Soup to start.
A vegetarian bake, potato wedges and veggies for my main.
And we also had chocolate cake for dessert, which I forgot to take a picture of!
Us with our plastic moustache toy from a cracker.
Towards the end of the evening, we headed outside to watch a firework display and to see Santa arrive.
My brother and all of the other children were super excited to see him arrive on his sleigh.
Our family meeting and photos with Santa Claus himself.
After an amazing day, my mum and brother turned in for the night as soon as we reached our hotel, whilst me and my partner went for a final night-time walk.
We made snow angels.
And had a snowball fight, before heading back to our hotel to pack up our cases and catch some sleep before our flight home.