Santa’s Wild Home

Journey to Lapland, where tales of Santa Claus mingle with hearty wildlife and stunning landscapes.

  • Fred Vigeant
Watch Santa’s Wild Home on Nature Wednesday, November 25 at 8:00pm on WITF. You can stream WITF TV live on our website and through the PBS Video app on Roku, Apple TV and iPhone and Android smartphones. The program is also available on-demand through the PBS Video app.


Green lights dance across a star-filled sky, and snowflakes sparkle on the trees.

It is little wonder Lapland is famous as a realm of elves and flying reindeer, the magical home of Santa Claus.

However, this northernmost region of mainland Europe is a real place with real animals, such as reindeer, great gray owls, eagles, wolves, musk oxen and brown bears, who live out their lives in the tundra and forest.

Get an intimate look into life in Lapland through the changing seasons, long after the Christmas lights are taken down, where only the toughest survive.

Featured Species:

  • Great Gray owl
  • Eurasian wolf
  • Golden eagle
  • European Brown bear
  • Reindeer
  • Musk ox
  • Eurasian Lynx
  • Black grouse
  • Wolverine
  • Orca

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