Experience a traditional Finnish Christmas with rice porridge, side dishes and Christmas sauna and Santa Claus.
We’ll arrive at the Happy Fox forest farm in the dimming wintry evening and start off our Christmas activities by giving some seeds to the birds and leave some food for the animals living at the farm’s forest.After an invigorating trip to the forest in lantern light, it’s time to enjoy some hot drink with gingerbread cookies by the fireplace in Fox Cottage.Then we’ll make traditional Finnish Christmas decorations or bake gingerbread cookies as you wish.We’ll then decorate the Christmas tree together and practice a Christmas song to be sung for Santa.After decorating the Christmas tree, it’s time for a traditional Finnish Christmas sauna. Unwind and relax in the gentle heat of the log sauna of Fox Cottage. If you’re brave enough, you’ll have an opportunity to go for a swim in a hole in the ice and enjoy a barrel sauna on the ice (depending on the ice situation).After the sauna, we’ll enjoy a traditional Finnish Christmas meal.The culmination of Christmas is when Santa arrives. That’s when we’ll sing a traditional Christmas song together to him. According to a Finnish belief, Santa only gives presents to good kids and twigs to the mean ones – let’s hope that everyone gets a present…There are separate changing rooms and bathrooms for men and women in the Fox Cottage sauna, but only one steam room for common use. To the relief of shy ones, wearing a swimsuit or a towel is allowed in the sauna. Towels for the sauna are provided by us.