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Christmas fans dress up as Santa Claus

From Germany to Switzerland, enthusiasts adopt costumes befitting the season

Christmas fans dress up as Santa Claus
A man dressed as St. Nicholas tries to coax shoppers into a store on a shopping Sunday on December 6, 2015 in Berlin, Germany. (Getty Images)
Christmas fans dress up as Santa Claus
A ski resort in Verbier, Swiss Alps offered on December 6, 2015 a daily pass to every skier wearing Santa dress to celebrates the ski season's opening. (Getty Images)
Christmas fans dress up as Santa Claus
A ski resort in Verbier, Swiss Alps offered on December 6, 2015 a daily pass to every skier wearing Santa dress to celebrates the ski season's opening. (Getty Images)
Christmas fans dress up as Santa Claus
The festive season begins at Dreamlands in Margate, England. Dating from 1920, Dreamland was recently renovated and reopend earlier this year boasting the UK's oldest rollercoaster, the Grade II listed Scenic Railway. (Getty Images)
Christmas fans dress up as Santa Claus
A record 900 runners took part in the 7th annual Michendorf Santa Run on December 6, 2015 in Michendorf, Germany. (Getty Images)
Christmas fans dress up as Santa Claus
A record 900 runners took part in the 7th annual Michendorf Santa Run on December 6, 2015 in Michendorf, Germany. (Getty Images)
Christmas fans dress up as Santa Claus
A record 900 runners took part in the 7th annual Michendorf Santa Run on December 6, 2015 in Michendorf, Germany. (Getty Images)