During Christmas Arta hosts the Santa Claus’ Christmas Village.
People of all ages become a happy company meeting Santa Claus. Where else? In his home in the city center.
The jealous and tricksterous kalikantzarakia (a kind of hobgoblins) sneak into the house together with the visitors and try to take away the sweets and gifts of the little children.
But Santa Claus’ housewife and the elves are there to save the sweets and the gifts, and lead young and adults in the most beautiful places of their village. The walk lasts until late night, but nobody needs to be afraid of the dark, since Rudolph is there, with its bright red nose to “light” the walk of the little children. Because Christmas is a special feast, deserving to be celebrated by all people together.
Thus, the next time you would like to meet Santa Claus, you don’t need to travel to the North Pole . . . just come to Arta!