1: Santas Hometown
Santa Claus, as we know him today, goes back to St Nicholas, a Christian bishop from the ancient city of Myra. This town is now called Demre and located in the present-day Antalya Province of southern Turkey.
2: The Tallest Christmas Tree
There are many myths and stories about the holiday tradition of Christmas trees. Early records from the 16th century document decorated trees for the holidays in Central Europe.
The world’s largest Christmas tree can be found in Dortmund, Germany, with a height of more than 45 meters (148 feet).
3: Santas Main Office
Did you know there is a place where you can meet Santa all year long? Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi, Finland is located right at the Arctic Circle and a popular destination for tourists looking for the full white Christmas experience.
4: Rudolphs Birthplace
The Arctic Circle is also the home of reindeer: They can be found in Northern Europe, Siberia and North America (where they are called caribou). Reindeer are relatively small, but very well adapted to different conditions of harsh climates. However, to date there is no scientific evidence of flying reindeer – instead, they are in fact very good swimmers.
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