Thousands of members of the public dressed in Santa suits make their way through the streets on December 8, 2019 in Glasgow. The annual 5k fun run will see more than eight thousand people take part, The Santa Dash has raised over £350,000 pounds since its inaugural race back in 2006. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)
An incomplete yet highly enjoyable gallery of the wild, wild Christmas world.
The artistic installation ‘Il Natale vien da sotto’ (Christmas comes from below) by Italian artist Lorenzo Lunati in XX Settembre Square is covered in snow following a snowfall in Modena, Italy, 13 December 2019. EPA-EFE/ELISABETTA BARACCHI
A woman walks along a seasonally decorated street with a giant Christmas ball installed at the Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow, Russia, 04 December 2019. Russians are preparing to celebrate New Year’s Eve on 31 December and Christmas which is observed on 07 January, according to the Russian Orthodox Julian calendar 13 days after Christmas on 25 December on the Gregorian calendar. EPA-EFE/MAXIM SHIPENKOV
One of the world’s tallest Christmas trees is illuminated at the Christmas market in Dortmund, Germany, 04 December 2019. The Christmas tree is 45 metres high and made is of twigs of 1,700 spruces. The tree is decorated with 48,000 lights and has a 4 metre high and 200 kilogram heavy angel on the top. EPA-EFE/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL
A worker sets up a Christmas tree in front of the Saint Sophia’s Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine, 05 December 2019. The composite tree consists from about four hundred trees, has 30 metres and will features eight hundreds Christmas-tree decorations with four kilometres of light garlands. EPA-EFE/SERGEY DOLZHENKO
A man dressed as Santa Claus descends from a building to give treats to children in downtown Budapest, Hungary, 06 December 2019. EPA-EFE/Zoltan Balogh
Firefighter Mate Fegyverneki, dressed as Santa Claus, enters through a window into the Children’s Hospital of Debrecen University in Debrecen, Hungary, 06 December 2019. EPA-EFE/Zsolt Czegledi
An Indian man dressed as Santa Claus walks on the streets of Mumbai, India, 09 December 2019. Christmas is celebrated in India and across the world on 25 December to commemorate the birth of Jesus, the central figure of Christianity. EPA-EFE/DIVYAKANT SOLANKI
A diver wearing a Santa Claus costume performs inside a tank at Sunshine Aquarium in Tokyo, Japan, 10 December 2019. Sunshine Aquarium hosts a series of Christmas-themed events from 14 November through to 25 December 2019. EPA-EFE/KIMIMASA MAYAMA
Performers and employees of Everland amusement park wear Christmas costumes during an event in downtown in Seoul, South Korea, 03 December 2019. Everland is one of South Korea’s largest amusement parks. EPA-EFE/JEON HEON-KYUN
Thousands of Santa runners gather in Victoria Park for the annual Santa Run in London, Britain, 08 December 2019. People gather each year dressed in Santa Claus costumes for the annual Santa Run to raise money for charity. EPA-EFE/ANDY RAIN
Several runners, disguised as Santa Claus, take part in the 8th Santa Claus Race in a foggy day in Madrid, Spain, 08 December 2019. More than 6,000 ‘Santas’ attended the race. EPA-EFE/Luca Piergiovanni Red noses have appeared on Banksy’s Birmingham homeless reindeer mural , which has also been fenced off to protect the artwork, on a railway bridge wall in Vyse Street on December 10, 2019 in Birmingham, England. The elusive British artist unveiled the artwork in a video posted to his social media accounts on Monday, Dec. 9, and has been dubbed “God Bless Birmingham” by locals. The video shows a man he calls Ryan settling down to sleep on a bench, which appears to be “pulled” by two reindeer painted on a brick wall. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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