Before the New Year there is not much to do, so Santa Claus and his large army of volunteers have a mission. Photographers take pictures of people dressed as Santa around the world – in the UK, Japan, India, Australia, the United States and other countries. People all over the world, not just done the familiar red suit and white beard wearing – they take part in charity events, handing out gifts, listen to Christmas wishes and kids just having fun. We suggest you look at the pictures of Santa Claus from around the world.
1. Seven-month Olivia Rukh is extremely unhappy with the look on his face sitting on the lap of Santa Claus in a department store Selfridges in London, England, December 7, 2011. Santa Claus is portrayed actor David Warren, who performs this role during the last ten years.
2. Nikolai Vasilev, dressed in a Santa Claus suit, water-skiing on the Yenisei River near the Russian Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk, December 22, 2011. Vasiliev is a teacher in Krasnoyarsk Aerospace College, he built a home made water-skis to move through the water.
3. Runners clad in Santa Claus costumes, they take a part in the third annual race Michendorfer Nikolaus Lauf, which takes place every year in Mihendorfe, Germany, 4 December 2011. About 700 people participated in the contest organized sports club Laufclub Michendorf.
4. Beluga whale in the Santa hat during the show at the entertainment park complex, an aquarium ‘Hakkeijima Sea Paradise’ in Yokohama, Japan, November 19, 2011.
5. Santa Claus, who arrived in India from Finnish Lapland, he is making traditional Indian gesture “Namaste,” it means a greeting during the pre-assembled for the celebration of Christmas in a hotel in New Delhi, December 17, 2011. Santa Claus took part in the opening ceremony of the tree height of 20 feet (six meters), made of more than four thousand recycled plastic bottles. Christmas tree is decorated with LED lights.
6. The man, dressed in a costume of Santa Claus arrives by helicopter at the time of the event at the hospital of San Juan de Dios in Guatemala City, Guatemala, December 21, 2011. The hospital organized an event to present gifts to children who are hospitalized for medical treatment.
7. Santa Claus with sleigh and reindeer in the park near the Santa Claus from Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland, 15 December 2011.
8. Santa Claus sits at his desk in his office near the town of Rovaniemi in Finnish Lapland, 14 December 2011.
9. Tourist sitting on the lap of Santa Claus during his visit to the home of Santa Claus, Finnish Lapland, 13 December 2011.
10. People participate in a race of half-naked Santa Claus ‘Santa run’ in Budapest, Hungary, December 11, 2011.
11. Sumatran tiger named Bashii, talks with Santa Claus during a game at the Australian Zoo in the city of BIDV, Australia, December 16, 2011.
12. A Palestinian are dressed in a Santa Claus suit, he is waving to the photographer, walking through the wall of the Old City of Jerusalem. December 21, 2011, a few days before Christmas.
13. Here are some participants in a charity race at Santa suits they warm up before the competition for people with disabilities ‘Disability Snowport UK’, which took place in Battersea Park, London, England, December 3, 2011. 1600 runners took part in a 6-kilometer race, a charity which aims to raise funds to provide persons with disabilities to participate in winter sports.
14. Santa Claus, played by Steve Stickley of Stephens City, Va., a stray puppy kisses at the opening of the center ‘Esther L. Boyd Animal Shelter’ in Winchester, Va., December 3, 2011.
15. One of the 250 Santas involved in raising funds to buy gifts for needy children, on Sunday, December 4th, 2011 at the ski resort of Sunday River Ski Resort in Newry, Maine. To get a free ticket to a ski lift must necessarily be dressed in red Santa Claus costume, complete with beard and donate at least $ 10 a charitable organization dedicated to raise funds to purchase gifts for needy children area.
16. The main leader of the tribe Houma Darderya Thomas, Jr., Indian Santa Claus arrives at the Dulac Community Center in Louisiana, December 18, 2011. Darder, Jr. said that the Indian Santa Claus gave gifts to more than 1,000 in 10 villages over the past two weekends.
17. Hector Chacon, Guatemalan fireman, is dressed in a Santa suit, he comes down on a rope down from the bridge to Belize from Guatemala City, December 18, 2011, to donate toys to children living in areas under the bridge. According to Chacon, Guatemalan firefighters for 13 years presented with during the Christmas toys to children in the poorest part of town.
18. Uriah Cole, is dressed in a costume of Santa Claus he rides a Harley Davidson motorcycle near the children’s garden in East Alton, Illinois, December 1, 2011.
19. School children are dressed as Santa Claus on the eve of a star shaped Christmas at school in the southern Indian city of Chennai, 10 December 2011. Approximately 1,500 students aged from three to five years, a Christmas star in an attempt to get into the Guinness Book of Records, said in a press release.
20. Students in Santa Claus costumes formed a star on the eve of Christmas holidays in the school in the southern Indian city of Chennai, India, December 10, 2011.
21. Santa Claus poses with beluga at the aquarium ‘SeaWorld’, December 15, 2011 in San Diego, California.
22. People dressed in Santa Claus costumes, take part in a charity swim, organized by the Association ‘Royal National Lifeboat Institution’, on the beach, East Strand in Portrush in Northern Ireland, 18 December 2011.
23. Santa Claus Christmas tree ship to ship in Hamburg, Germany, December 8, 2011. Every year before Christmas, Christmas trees are installed on ships.
24. Participants sre dressed in Santa Claus costumes, participate Great Race Santa Claus in Edinburgh ‘Great Edinburgh Santa Run’, which took place on December 11, 2011 in Edinburgh, Scotland. About a thousand people took part in the annual event to raise funds that will be sent to the charity ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’.
25. Santa Claus in his trousers which clung to a crocodile during feeding procedures for crocodile farm in Manila, Philippines, December 16, 2011. Philippines, one of the largest countries in Southeast Asia, whose population professes Catholicism, said Christmas longest in the world, Christmas religious songs begin to sound in the shopping centers in September and festive illuminations lit in early December.
26. A swimmer in a Santa Claus hat in cold water in Shenyang, Liaoning Province, China, December 17, 2011
27. A man dressed as Santa Claus raises a crane to place the first designed specifically for the Santa Claus in the chimney Soumford Keynes, England, December 19, 2011. Create a pipe, which is currently being tested, was initiated by Leo Park, who decided that the pipes in homes are too narrow to make them able to get Santa Claus with a bag of gifts.
28. Santa Claus hugging a woman during an event at the hospital of San Juan de Dios in Guatemala City, Guatemala, December 21, 2011. Hospitals have organized celebrations for giving presents to children who are hospitalized for medical treatment.