Christmas comes early to Denmark

Participants in the World Santa Claus Congress, which brings together Santas from across the world, seen in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Wednesday. The three-day event - which features activities including parades, a Santa Obstacle Course and shows at the
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Participants in the World Santa Claus Congress, which brings together Santas from across the world, seen in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Wednesday. The three-day event - which features activities including parades, a Santa Obstacle Course and shows at the Bakken amusement park - dates back to 1957, when Bakken entertainer Professor Tribini decided to bring Santa Clauses together for some summer festive fun.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 24, 2015, with the headline 'Christmas comes early to Denmark'. Print Edition | Subscribe