Santa gave a Christmas message to the military during the childrens' visit
“To give children a day or a couple of days of excitement and take their minds off their parents being away for Christmas, you can’t really put a price on it,” said Mark Gibbons, whose wife, Claire Gibbons, is a Flight Sergeant.
Ella Briggs' husband is serving in the Coldstream Guards and she said:
“My three children, they found it particularly difficult over Christmas and to do something as special as today as coming to Lapland has been amazing for them,” she said.
“If Dad’s watching this I hope he’s having a good Christmas but I wish he was here too,” said one child.
“One day when you come back I hope you can come here with us,” his sister added.