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St Nicks of the world battle it out for the title

Father Christmases from around the world will battle it out once again this year at Clau Wau – the annual Santa Claus World Championships in Switzerland on November 29th.

The town of Samnaun will see 100 Father Christmas impersonators (the attendance of the man himself is, as yet, unconfirmed) compete in a range of specific challenges, such as chimney climbing and gingerbread decoration, they vie for the title of top Santa.

Teams of four compete for the thousands of Euros worth of prizes, but surely the biggest reward on offer will the bragging rights afforded to those who see off all-comers and emerge victorious at this most prestigious event.

The competition has been running since 2001 and this year”s challenge promises to be the biggest, best and most hotly-contested edition yet.

While the event is taking place in Switzerland, Santa Claus” real home is widely known as Lapland in the Arctic Circle, which covers areas of Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia.

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