SantaPark New Year Party with Gala Dinner

Elves of SantaPark invite you to join their Magical Family New Year Party in SantaPark! The amazing indoor party takes place in the Santa’s own home cavern underground at the Arctic Circle. Experience New Year Cabaret Show, meet Santa Claus, enjoy Festive Dinner Buffet with glass of sparkling, dance at the Elf’s New Year Disco and have a jolly night with all the fun activities of SantaPark. Welcome Year 2017 with magical indoor fireworks shooting!

Date: 31.12.2016
Duration of the program: 20:00- 00:30
Book in advance


SantaPark honored as 2014 Experience Stager of the Year

The Experience Economy authors Pine & Gilmore present award at annual thinkAbout event

 Cincinnati, OH (USA)  - SantaPark Ltd has been honored by Strategic Horizons LLP founders Joe Pine and Jim Gilmore as the winner of the prestigious 2014 Experience Stager of the Year award. 

The Experience Stager of the Year was presented to SantaPark during the annual Strategic Horizons thinkAbout event held on September 17-18 in Cincinnati for its exceptional skills envisioning, designing and staging truly memorable and innovative experiences.

At each thinkAbout, Pine & Gilmore unveil a Top Ten list of exemplary offerings in the Experience Economy, with the number one offering receiving the Experience Stager of the Year award.  Previous winners have included iconic brands such as LEGO as well as breakthrough concepts American Girl Place and Geek Squad.

SantaPark is a Christmas theme park situated in the Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi, Finland. It has visitors from over 40 countries in the world and Rovaniemi is the Official Hometown of Santa Claus. SantaPark together its Finnish partner Lappset Group Ltd is expanding its operations to China where they will bring their expertise in designing and constructing unique and authentic Christmas experiences to China. The SantaPark concept based theme park is going to open in Floraland, Chengdu in May 2016.

 Accepting the award on behalf of SantaPark was Ilkka Länkinen, Managing Director of the company based in Rovaniemi, Finland.  “It is a great honor to receive this award and we have a great team that has been dedicated to give the best Christmas experiences in the world. This is a recognitions for the all the people that have been working with us.”

“We have been following SantaPark’s operation for years,” said Joe Pine shortly following the award ceremonies.  “Their dedication to details and continues and consistent improvement of its experiences and staging makes SantaPark experiences truly memorable”

 Added Jim Gilmore, “Look out China. The real Santa Claus is coming to town.”

For more information:

  • CEO Ilkka Länkinen, SantaPark Ltd., tel:. +358 50 517 6989,
  • Co-founder Joseph Pine , Strategic Horizons Ltd tel: +1 (651) 653 6850


About SantaPark Ltd.

SantaPark Ltd.

SantaPark Ltd was established in 1997 and it offers unique Christmas experiences in Santa’s Home cavern in Arctic Circle, Rovaniemi, Finland. The company provides services of The Official Santa Claus of Finland under their ProSanta Ltd and six star exclusive Joulukka , Santa’s Secret Forest attraction as well as tailored VIP travel services through Lapland Luxury. In 2009, Mr. Ilkka Länkinen and Mrs. Katja Ikäheimo-Länkinen acquired the majority of the SantaPark Ltd. Ever since, they have continuously and consistently developed the experience concept and services. Forbes Magazine chose SantaPark as the best Christmas destination in the world in 2011. SantaPark has also been awarded with the Golden Pony Award by the Games & Park Industry.

About Strategic Horizons LLP

Joe Pine and Jim Gilmore are co-authors of several internationally renowned business books and are sought by leading companies around the world for their insights and counsel.   Their 1999 book The Experience Economy spawned today’s worldwide interest in experience design, customer experience management, and experiential marketing.   They are co-founders of Aurora, Ohio-based Strategic Horizons LLP, a thinking studio dedicated to helping companies conceive and design new ways of adding value to their economic offerings. For more information, visit, call +1 (330) 995-4680, or email


Pictured below Ilkka Länkinen (in the middle) with Joseph Pine and Jim Gillmore.