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Samnaun, Switzerland, has one of the quirkiest holiday traditions in the world. On Nov. 29, hundreds of Santa Claus impersonators will form teams and compete to win the title of Santa Claus world champions.

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Santa’s on his way (Photo: Getty Images)

Once again a time-honored Christmas Eve tradition is underway, as Santa Claus makes his way around the globe delivering gifts to good little boys and girls everywhere. If NORAD’s current calculations hold steady, Father Christmas’s reindeer route is unfolding as planned, with one of the latest Santa sightings made in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Barring navigational forces, Santa’s journey, which usually starts in the South Pacific and hits New Zealand and Australia before moving on to Japan and Asia, will take Kris to Africa and Europe, followed by North America and South America, as he delivers the goods — at last count, nearly 2 billion — to kids everywhere by Christmas Day.

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Is Santa Claus real? It may take a trip to Lapland, Finland, located in the Arctic Circle, to find out. Here, Santa Claus keeps an office — elves built it in an effort to keep his year-round digs a secret. More »

 

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