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Santa Claus Village Tours

Santa Claus Village
The city of Rovaniemi, in Lapland, is home to Santa Claus Village, a unique theme park located right on the Arctic Circle. The ultimate destination for kids looking for a private word with Father Christmas, the park includes Santa’s workshops, a reindeer petting area, gift shops, and Santa’s official post office.

The Basics
Children are sure to be swept up in the magic of Christmas when they explore workshops ( where Santa’s elves are hard at work), pet Nordic reindeer, and have their photo taken with Father Christmas himself. The entire family can get in the festive spirit by exploring a series of Christmas-themed exhibits, shopping for gifts at Santa’s official souvenir shop, and taking a snapshot on the white line running through the village that denotes the border of the Arctic Circle. 

For extra wintery fun, you can pair your visit to Santa Claus Village with an excursion into the surrounding countryside by husky sled, snowmobile, or reindeer sleigh. Alternatively, opt for a guided tour of Rovaniemi, or a visit to the Arctic Snow Hotel. 

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Souvenir photos and videos of each child’s meeting with Santa are available for purchase.
  • Don’t forget to send a letter home from Santa’s official post office; it will be hand-stamped with the special Santa Claus postmark.
  • Temperatures can be grueling in the Arctic Circle in the winter months, so bring plenty of warm clothing. 
  • The complex is fully accessible to wheelchair users and other visitors with special needs.

How to Get There
Santa Claus Village is located 5 miles (8 kilometers) outside Rovaniemi, on the border of the Arctic Circle, in southern Lapland. The park can be reached by shuttle or car from the city center; for a hassle-free visit, choose a tour that includes round-trip transportation.

When to Get There
Santa Claus Village comes alive over the Christmas holidays, when seasonal events and activities are in full swing and the park is crowded with families meeting Santa Claus. Santa is in residence year round, however, so summer visitors also have a chance to meet with St. Nick.

Rovaniemi’s Arktikum Museum
After visiting Santa Claus Village, head to Arktikum, a family-friendly museum in Rovaniemi focused on Lapland’s and the Arctic’s history and culture. Peruse exhibits dedicated to the history of Rovaniemi and the Sámi people, and try to spot the northern lights from the museum’s glass tunnel, which runs between the main building and Ounasjoki River.
Address: Rovaniemi 96930, Finland
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23 Tours and Activities to Experience Santa Claus Village

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Santa Claus Village visit

Santa Claus Village visit

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Rovaniemi is known around the world as the official hometown of Santa Claus. Plan a stress-free visit to Santa Claus Village just outside the city with this round-trip transfer from the doorstep of your accommodations. In addition to navigating, your guide offers tips for what to do during your two hours of free time, including a meet-and-greet with Santa Claus himself.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$85.05
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$85.05

Private Santa Claus Village Tour

Private Santa Claus Village Tour

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Flexible pick up time and duration of the tour. We will pick you up from your hotel at a time convenient for you. You will visit the unforgettable Santa Claus Village and have a meeting with Santa in his office, where you can get a photo for memory. Then you will visit the Santa´s Main Post Office, where you can send a postcards with an official stamp of Santa Claus. There are a lot of souvenir shops and cafes in the village, a visit to which will not leave you indifferent.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$132.66
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$132.66

Highlights of Rovaniemi (Santa Claus Village+Reindeer & Husky Sledge Ride)

Highlights of Rovaniemi (Santa Claus Village+Reindeer & Husky Sledge Ride)

The best option for travelers who have a limited time to visit Rovaniemi. With our tour you will do all the main activities in Rovaniemi in small group. We will pick you up from your accomodation and ride to Santa Claus Village. Where you will visit main Christmas wizard and make a memorable photo with him. Then we will visit Santa Claus reindeers where you will have an opportunity to have a reindeer sledge ride with a professional reindeer musher. After we will move to Husky Park, where you will meet the genuine Siberian Huskies. After a safety instructions you will experience memorable moments and thrill of speed sitting pulled by a husky team! After the safari you’ll get to know the other residents of the kennel and warm up at the yard by the fire. After all you vill visit Santa Claus Main Post Office, from where you can send a postcards to your friends or families. And then you will have free time to enjoy a walk through the many souvenir shops.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$239.99
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$239.99

DATING SNOW & ICE - Snowshoeing, Santa Claus Village, Husky Ride & Snow Hotel Visiting

DATING SNOW & ICE - Snowshoeing, Santa Claus Village, Husky Ride & Snow Hotel Visiting

Start your day right by opening your body and senses by snowshoeing through arctic Lapland. Admire the beautiful landscape and feel like you can conquer anywhere in the snow with those shoes on. Next stop your eyes will turn into hearts with the lovable huskies! Take pictures with the photogenic ones and experience the 2km husky sled ride. Afterwards, give your stomach some loving attention by gorging yourself with a traditional Finnish style buffet at Santa Claus Village. Get full and match your belly with the legend himself afterwards. Make sure to stop by Santa’s Post Office which provides a one-of-a-kind special Christmas delivery service and official Christmas stamp. The last stop on this trip journey is to the Arctic Snow Hotel. You’re entitled to visit the entire hotel areas including rooms (Keep it family friendly please!), the ice bar, ice restaurant, and ice chapel – all created by snow and ice! Note:  For children too small to wear snowshoes, sleds (toboggans) will be provided. 
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  • 7 hours
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$239.99
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$239.99

Arctic Delight - Visit to Santa's Village and snowmobiling to reindeer farm

Arctic Delight - Visit to Santa's Village and snowmobiling to reindeer farm

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Meet Santa Claus, and ride a snowmobile and reindeer sleigh on this fun-filled, 6-hour adventure from Rovaniemi. Journey to the magical Santa Claus Village, and visit Santa's office, the post office, and the twinkling, Christmas-themed shops before savoring a delicious lunch. In the afternoon, ride a snowmobile to a reindeer farm, and enjoy an enchanting sleigh ride with the tinkle of reindeer bells filling the air. An Arctic Circle crossing ceremony and complimentary hot drinks add the final touches to this tour.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$242.44
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$242.44

Arctic Circle Highlights Family Day By Minibus

Arctic Circle Highlights Family Day By Minibus

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Lapland is magical place for a family adventure and this action-packed tour is designed to entertain all ages. Meet the reindeer at a traditional reindeer farm and hop aboard for a short sleigh ride through the snow. Next, visit a husky farm and enjoy a short husky sled ride through the forest. Finally, treat the kids to a tour of the Santa Claus Village, where you can meet Santa, shop for Christmas-themed gifts, and post a letter from the ‘North Pole’.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$191.75
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$191.75

Excursion To Santa Claus Village

Excursion To Santa Claus Village

Celebrate the magic of Christmas all year round by going to Santa Claus Village in Lapland. You won’t have to worry about getting lost, as round-trip transfers are included. Once you arrive in Santa Claus Village, you’ll visit Santa’s Main Post Office and learn how he sorts letters. Get the chance to purchase souvenirs, meet Santa, and cross the Arctic Circle too.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.39
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$78.39

Private Santa Claus Village & Rovaniemi city tour

Private Santa Claus Village & Rovaniemi city tour

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Meet Santa Claus and explore Rovaniemi in comfort on a private family-friendly tour that includes convenient round-trip transport from your local accommodations. In addition to navigating, your guide offers little-known facts and anecdotes about city center highlights and facilitates your visit to the world-renowned Santa Claus Village. Admission to the village and Santa meet-and-greet photos/video are complimentary.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$142.25
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$142.25

Rovaniemi Guided Tour and Santa Claus Village

Rovaniemi Guided Tour and Santa Claus Village

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Get to know Rovaniemi and meet Santa Claus at the Santa Claus Village on this 3-hour, family-friendly tour. See Rovaniemi’s highlights on a panoramic tour as your guide shares facts about the city, Finnish Lapland’s capital. Then, travel through countryside to the magical Santa Claus Village and come face to face with the great man himself in the Santa Claus Office. Visit the Main Post Office to send Santa Claus-stamped greetings, join an Arctic Circle crossing ceremony, and enjoy the shops, elves’ workshops, snow activities, cafés and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$123.70
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$123.70
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City Tour And Santa Claus Village

City Tour And Santa Claus Village

Combine a comprehensive tour of Rovaniemi with a visit to the Santa Claus Village on this single tour. Booking both of these must-do activities together saves time figuring out logistics. Your guide will fill you in on the culture, history, and people of the city of Rovaniemi. The Santa Claus Village is a must-see traditional stop where Christmas magic comes alive.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$84.12
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$84.12

Private Day Trip to Santa Claus Village from Levi

Private Day Trip to Santa Claus Village from Levi

We will pick you up from your hotel. You will visit the unforgettable Santa Claus Village and have a meeting with Santa in his office, where you can get a photo for memory. Then you will visit the Santa´s Main Post Office, where you can send a postcards with an official stamp of Santa Claus. There are a lot of souvenir shops and cafes in the village, a visit to which will not leave you indifferent.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$551.82
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Rovaniemi City tour and Santa Claus Village with Private guide by Lux car

Rovaniemi City tour and Santa Claus Village with Private guide by Lux car

We will provide an exciting excursion for the whole family throughout the northern city of Rovaniemi and a visit to the village of Santa Claus in a comfortable private car.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.32
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$111.32
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Private Day Trip to Santa Claus Village form Ranua

Private Day Trip to Santa Claus Village form Ranua

An excellent opportunity to visit original Santa Claus and his residence! Cross the Arctic Circle, send postcards to relatives or friends with stamp from Arctic Circle. Find out what is happening in Santa Village and to do things according to personal interests.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$255.38
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City Sightseeing and Santa Village Guided Tour, Small group

City Sightseeing and Santa Village Guided Tour, Small group

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This is the perfect tour for kids and adults alike! Make childhood dreams come true by visiting Santa in Santa Claus Village. You’ll see Santa’s Post Office, and take part in an Arctic Circle Crossing ceremony. It’ll be the ultimate hassle-free day without anything to organize as hotel pickup and drop-off is included. As well as meeting Santa, you’ll enjoy a guided city sightseeing tour of Rovaniemi.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$130.66
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$130.66
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Visit Arctic Snow Hotel

Visit Arctic Snow Hotel

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You don’t need to stay overnight to discover the Arctic SnowHotel, built new from snow and ice each year. This convenient small-group package, with 2-way transfers direct from your Rovaniemi hotel or apartment, lets you see the ice sculptures, tour the rooms, and snap pictures of the snow sauna, ice bar, and more. Warm up with hot berry juice and cookies, or buy a shot in an ice glass.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$78.39
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$78.39

Private Rovaniemi Snowmobile Tour: Visit a Reindeer Farm and Meet Santa

Private Rovaniemi Snowmobile Tour: Visit a Reindeer Farm and Meet Santa

Take this fun private tour, and ride a snowmobile around the Arctic Circle area, meet Santa, and visit a reindeer farm in Rovaniemi. Highlights include going on a sleigh ride pulled by reindeer, lunch at Santa Claus Village, and a meeting with St. Nicholas himself. Learn about Finland’s traditional reindeer over a warm beverage in a teepee, and spend time at the country's famous holiday-themed amusement park.
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  • 6 hours
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$2,615.30
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$2,615.30
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WELCOME TO THE ARCTIC CIRCLE - Winter

WELCOME TO THE ARCTIC CIRCLE - Winter

Sample the capital of Lapland, Rovaniemi in this 6-7-hour tour around the Arctic Circle border. Experience, feel, taste, and smell this whole day tour by beginning the day with an invigorating breath of fresh morning air in the arctic forest. Wake up your body and senses when you trek through the deep snowy forest by snowshoes! Feel the difference between wearing snowshoes and not. But if not, we might have to dig someone out of a snow hole haha. Afterwards, we will visit Lapland’s VIP animals, the reindeers and huskies. Experience one of the most popular winter activities of going on a short sleigh ride with the reindeers and/or huskies, which is already included in the price. (Option for longer sleigh rides may be available for an additional cost.) Then, get excited to meet the legend himself at Santa Claus Village. The arctic circle border line is also there, and upon crossing it will you receive your Arctic Circle Certificate. Make sure to stop by Santa’s Post Office which provides a one-of-a-kind special Christmas delivery service with an official Christmas stamp. For lunch, have a Finnish style buffet at Santa Claus Village. Note: Please attach all FULL names of participants when booking. For children too small to wear snowshoes,  sleds (toboggans) will be provided. Upgrade options:  *2km Husky sled upgrade 20€/person *5km Husky sled upgrade 50€/person
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  • 6 hours 30 minutes
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$239.99
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$239.99

Private Full-Day Trip to Santa Claus Village from Levi

Private Full-Day Trip to Santa Claus Village from Levi

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Spend time at the Santa Claus Village in Rovaniemi on this 8-hour private trip from Levi. Travel by private vehicle through rural Lapland to this Santa-themed park, and enjoy the attractions independently. Meet the great man in the Santa Claus Office, send Santa-stamped greetings, and enjoy the elves’ workshops, restaurants, shops, and outdoor activities (own expense). Your experience includes round-trip private transport, hotel pickup and drop-off, and park entrance fees.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$414.37
Price varies by group size
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$414.37
Price varies by group size
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Santa Claus Safari from Rovaniemi

Santa Claus Safari from Rovaniemi

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Come face to face with Santa Claus on a 6-hour tour that combines a riverboat cruise with a visit to an enchanting reindeer farm. Cruise along the Kemijoki and Ounasjoki Rivers and visit a local family home to gain insight into traditional Finnish culture. Visit a reindeer farm to get acquainted with the adorable Christmas creatures and then travel to the cozy home of Santa Claus to meet the charismatic character in his own home.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$227.59
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$227.59

Husky Long Trail Adventure in Arctic Circle

Husky Long Trail Adventure in Arctic Circle

Riding in a sled pulled by a team of Siberian huskies is an unforgettable experience and the snow-covered landscapes of Lapland provide the perfect backdrop. On this tour, set out on an epic sled ride, covering up to 6 miles (10 kilometers)—much further than most tours. Have chance to play musher and drive your own sled, meet the dogs and puppies, and learn all about their training and daily lives.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$203.81
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Santa Park + Santa Village Tour with private transport

Santa Park + Santa Village Tour with private transport

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This is combine tour to Santa Claus Village with SantaPark. You will visit Santa Claus in his office, make a photo with him, send a postcards to your friends and visit SantPark - the kindom of Christmass. You have a private transport with the guide
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$165.55
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$165.55

Santa Claus Village And Santa Park

Santa Claus Village And Santa Park

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Keep both the kids and adults entertained on a day tour to Santa Claus Village and Santa Park from Rovaniemi. Be immersed in the Christmas spirit as you take part in festive activities, and benefit from round-trip transfer to travel between attractions with ease. Avoid hidden costs with entrance fees and activities included as per itinerary.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$114.57
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$114.57

Full-Day Tour of Rovaniemi and Santa Claus Village

Full-Day Tour of Rovaniemi and Santa Claus Village

Experience the magic of the Arctic Circle on a day trip to Rovaniemi, the capital of Finnish Lapland, which is only a 1.5-hour ride from Kemi. You will go to Rovaniemi by train. In Rovaniemi you will meet the guide and go to Arctic Circle by comfortable coach. Santa Claus Village and Santa Claus' Office are located at the Arctic Circle. Santa is always sitting in his office, you will have a chance to meet him and whisper your Christmas wishes on his ear. In the village you may also visit Santa Claus post office and order the "real" letter from Santa for the next Christmas for your children and friends. Rudolf’s gift factory shop offers the best Christmas gifts for shopping. You will cross the Arctic Circle and receive a diploma. You will have free time at Rovaniemi city center before you travel back to Kemi by train at the end of the day.
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  • 9 hours
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$259.29
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$259.29

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