Official Sea Carrier of Santa Claus

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Tallink Silja is the official sea carrier of Santa Claus. Tallink Silja has been cooperating with the Santa Claus Foundation for years. The foundation has carried out dozens of charity acts over the past twenty years of its existence with the help of its partners. Foundation has helped thousands of kids all over the world.

The Santa Claus Foundation and Tallink Silja have been cooperating for years

For more than twenty years, the Santa Claus Foundation has promoted and supported the well-being of children in Finland and around the world. Every year the foundation donates Santa Claus’ Gift to the children of the world. The gift is delivered together with the partners of the Santa Claus Foundation.

Tallink Silja is a long-term main partner of the Santa Claus Foundation. We are also Santa's official shipping company. Tallink Silja has been cooperating with the Santa Claus Foundation since its establishment, for more than 20 years.

Support for the well-being of children and young people

The Santa Claus Foundation supports various projects related to the well-being of children and young people in different years. In 2021, the foundation, together with its partners, is supporting the activities of SOS Children's Village and especially the activities of Apuu-chat, which help children and young people.

The aim of SOS Children’s Village is to provide help and support to children and young people in difficulty at the earliest possible stage. In acute situations, Help Chat provides an easy way for children ages 7 to 15 to ask for help when they feel insecure or threatened. Chat service, which opened in the spring of 2020, has already been contacted almost 20,000 times.


The ship elf Lambert is a friend of Harry the Seal

Ship elf Lambert is also assisting Santa Claus. During the Christmas season children can find a bedtime story “How Harry the Seal & ship elf Lambert became friends” onboard Silja Line ships.

Lambert’s favourite things to do is paddling in the ball pool - with a swim ring, swimming flippers and together with his best friend, Harry the Seal, of course.

The open sea, squawking of seagulls and the sea breeze blowing small whirlwinds to his beard always make Lambert sigh with happiness. At sea he feels like home where the adventures are calling him over and over again.

The Santa Claus Foundation also improves and maintains the global image of Santa Claus and Finland as his homeland. The values of the Santa Claus Foundation are good will, authenticity, cooperation, and joy.

Bringing happiness and joy

Santa Claus is very well-known character and loved by people all over the world. The Santa Claus brand is valuable and creates a positive feeling in all audiences regardless of the season. For this reason, Tallink Silja is also a partner of Santa Claus and the Santa Claus Foundation. Therefore, it is no surprise that Santa Claus's brand has been widely displayed onboard white ships for more than twenty years.


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