Christmas in July, as Copenhagen hosts World Santa Congress (Watch video)

Christmas in July, as Copenhagen hosts World Santa Congress (Watch video)

Written by Staff Writer

21 Jul, 2015 | 3:50 pm

Santas from all over the world started their annual congress in Copenhagen on Monday (July 23) giving them a chance to network and meet the public

With only five months to go until Christmas, 125 Santas from 15 countries gathered in the Danish capital for a the three-day meeting, during which they get the opportunity to talk, shop and socialise with their colleagues.

Kicking off the meeting, the Santas visited the city’s Little Mermaid landmark before parading through the city centre to the City Hall square.

During the meeting they have the opportunity to discuss important issues concerning their trade, such as presents and weight regulations for Santa Clauses.

Many Christmas characters took part in the parade, but the congress is mainly for Santas.

The World Santa Claus Congress has taken place at the Bakken amusement park near Copenhagen since 1957 and it is always held in the summer which is Santa’s off season.

The most important part of the event is for the professional Santas to meet the public.

Apart from some events held in the city centre, such as the parade and the annual foot bath, there are parades, Christmas cake baking and storytelling for the children, at Bakken.

-Reuters 

 

 

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