Photos: Bikers, swimmers and more, check out the world's weirdest Santas

Check out the different avatars of Santa Claus from around the world. Warning: Some are less festive than others

FP Staff December 19, 2013 16:29:38 IST
Photos: Bikers, swimmers and more, check out the world's weirdest Santas
Photos Bikers swimmers and more check out the worlds weirdest Santas

Riders dressed as Santa Claus ride during a charity event to support children at Regina Margherita hospital in Turin, Italy. Reuters image

 

Photos Bikers swimmers and more check out the worlds weirdest Santas

Participants wearing Santa Claus hats take part in a charity swim in Floriana, outside Valletta. Several people braved the cold weather to take part in the aptly-named "Santa's Swim" to raise funds for L-Istrina, a Christmas national fundraising event in aid of the President's Community Chest Fund, according to the organisers. Reuters image

 

Photos Bikers swimmers and more check out the worlds weirdest Santas

Competitors run in the so-called "Nikolaus Run" (Santa Claus Run) in the east German town of Michendorf, some 40 km (25 miles) southwest of Berlin. Around 1,000 runners dressed up as Father Christmas took part in this year's 8th Santa Claus fun run competition over the distance of 10km that is hosted by the Laufclub Michendorf running association. Reuters image

 

Photos Bikers swimmers and more check out the worlds weirdest Santas

Jonald Libres, 28, walks on a tight rope over live crocodiles while wearing a Santa Claus costume as part of performances for the Christmas Yuletide season at a crocodile farm in Pasay city, metro Manila in the Philippines. Reuters image

 

Photos Bikers swimmers and more check out the worlds weirdest Santas

Dolphins jump in unison behind a man dressed as Santa Claus at the Marineland Aquatic Park as part of Christmas holiday season preparations, in Antibes, southeastern France. Reuters image

 

 

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