Yes, Santa Claus is real, and he lives in Rovaniemi, Finland.
Back in December 2010 I had the honour of meeting Mr. Claus at his hometown. We planned a trip to visit Rovaniemi up north in Lapland, on the arctic circle, with the main purpose of visiting the post service company of Santa Claus.
At that time, I was an exchange student in Vaasa, Finland. The trip from Vaasa by train was long with train connections at some stations, so we had to be careful and wake up early to follow the schedule.