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Where Does Santa Live?

Santa's Grumpy Elf shares a little secret
about where Santa lives!

Where Does Santa Live?(The short answer)

Where does Santa live? Here's the answer!I'm Santa's Grumpy Elf and right now I'm grumpy because I'm all out of cookies (again!).

Where does Santa live?  Where doesn't Santa live!  It's like Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous with him!  Santa Claus has homes all around the world (lucky elf!).  Here are some of the places he lives:

  • Santa's main home is The North Pole (of course, silly!) -- in Canada.
  • Drøbak, Norway
  • Kongsgården, Greenland
  • Mora, Sweden
  • Napapiiri, Finland
  • North Pole, Alaska, USA
  • North Pole, NY, USA

Do you want to know more about where Santa Claus lives?  Well keep reading then!

The North Pole,Canada

Santa's home, The North Pole, CanadaEveryone knows Santa Claus lives at the North Pole!  But where exactly in Canada is it?  After all, there is more than one North Pole in Canada!  (Ssh!  I didn't tell you that!)  Well, that's another one of Santa's secrets.

There's the cold, cold North Pole at the Top of the World.  But people forget there's also the Magnetic North Pole.  Could it be that all those compasses point to Santa's Worksho... er... the Magnetic North Pole for a reason?  I'll never tell!

Anyway, Santa Claus lives at the North Pole and that's that and I'm not moving!  Besides, I like my Canadian postal code: H0H 0H0.  (HO HO HO!)

Ok, ok, Santa Claus does have other places around the world.  I'll tell you about them too.  (Why do I suddenly feel a bit like his travel agent?)  He does visit them every year (kind of like having summer homes -- does he think he's Brad Pitt or something?)  But I like staying at the North Pole.  I'm nice and grumpy right here, thank you!

Napapiiri, Lapland,Finland

Santa Claus Village - FinlandThis is one of Santa's fav places.  There's lots of reindeer around and even a special mountain.

Santa's secret home was revealed in 1927 on the popular Finnish Children's Hour radio show by Uncle Markus, Markus Rautio.  Uncle Markus explained about the special mountain called Korvatunturi or Ear Mountain.  The mountain looks like a big set of rabbit ears.  Of course, the elves figured out long ago how to use the ears to listen to which children around the world were being naughty. 


Elf crossing sign in Drøbak, NorwayMany years ago, Santa Claus built a Christmas House (Julehuset) right next to the town square in Drøbak.

Just watch out for elves crossing the road!


Santa Claus in Changchun, China

Did you know Santa Claus even has a home in China now?  In a lovely national park he always finds the time to visit with children.

I just hope he doesn't outsource all the work to the Chinese elves!  They did make an amazing ice sculpture though.  I'm just grumpy I'm not good at ice sculptures.  Guess I'll just stick to making Snow Grumpies (that's what I call snow angels).


One of the baby reindeer learning to fly near Kongsgården, Greenland.Children in Denmark and Greenland know that Santa has a secret home near Kongsgården in Greenland.  Santa has a little house by the sea with wonderful snowy meadows for the reindeer.

This little fellow is learning to fly already.  I just wish I wasn't the one that has to catch them when they fall.


Santa Claus and visitors in Mora, SwedenAnother one of Santa's homes is near Mora, Sweden.  Of course, he usually goes by his Swedish name there, Jultomten, or Christmas elf.

His home is deep in the woods near the Gesunda mountains.

Jultomten, I mean, Santa, says it is like a fairy tale there with the forests, snow, lakes, and waterfalls.  (Why are things always Fairy Tales and never Grumpy Elf Tales?)

North Pole,Alaska, USA

Welcome to North Pole, Alaska!In the 1940's, Santa set up a small place in Alaska.  Soon other people moved in too.  Because everyone loved Santa so much, they decided to call the area North Pole, Alaska.

Even though I'm a grumpy elf, I do like all the street names in North Pole, Alaska.  There's Santa Claus Lane, St. Nicholas Drive, Snowman Lane, and Kris Kringle Drive.

One of these days the elves are going to challenge that North Pole Babes in Toyland roller derby team to a match too!


Santa Claus statute in Myra, TurkeyThis is Santa's original hometown!  It's called Demre now.  It's where Saint Nicholas was born when he was only known as Nicholas.

He doesn't get back there as often any more.  But, I figured you'd want to know about it anyway, otherwise you'd be grumpy with me.

They do have a nice statute of him there.

Secret Location,Spain

Saint Nicholas arriving in the Netherlands from SpainChildren in the Netherlands know that Santa has a secret home in Spain.

In late November every year, Santa puts on his Saint Nicholas clothes and takes a special boat to the Netherlands.  He rides a white horse and checks to see who is being nice.

Too bad he never takes the elves (but I think I'd melt in Spain anyway).

North Pole,NY, USA

North Pole, New YorkSanta has had a place in a small hamlet in the Adirondack mountains since the 1940's.  I don't know if it's changed much.  But, I think he likes it there because he likes white Christmases.  And North Pole, NY is one of the best places in the U.S. Northeast for that!  There's a 96% chance of snow every Christmas season.  And there's a 96% chance I'll be grumpy again tomorrow!

Where Santa LivesWord Search Game

Word List For Where Santa Lives

Here's a list of all the words that might come up in this puzzle.  For bonus points, keep playing new games until you've found them all!

  • Alaska
  • Arctic
  • Barn
  • Belarus
  • Canada
  • Castle
  • Chimney
  • China
  • Door
  • Drobak
  • Finland
  • Fireplace
  • Greenland
  • Hall
  • Hohoho
  • Home
  • House
  • Igloo
  • Kitchen
  • Kongsgarden
  • Ladder
  • Library
  • Mailbox
  • Mantle
  • Mora
  • Myra
  • Newyork
  • North
  • Northpole
  • Norway
  • Pantry
  • Roof
  • Sash
  • Shutters
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Turkey
  • Window
  • Workshop
  • Yard

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