Photos: Santa Claus’ quirky antics as he lives it up before Christmas

Updated On Dec 19, 2017 05:11 PM IST

Christmas is less than a week to go and Santa Claus has been making the most of his holidays before the biggest day in his work-year rolls in. Here’s what Father Christmas has been up to these days.

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In South Korea Santa Claus geared up for a swim with the residents at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul. Christmas is coming and the jolly man in red has been busy making appearances around the world in the quirkiest ways possible. (Jung Yeon-Je / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 19, 2017 05:11 PM IST

In South Korea Santa Claus geared up for a swim with the residents at the Coex Aquarium in Seoul. Christmas is coming and the jolly man in red has been busy making appearances around the world in the quirkiest ways possible. (Jung Yeon-Je / AFP)

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Santa takes his cruiser out for a spin during the "Papanoelada" event in Vigo, Spain. (Miguel Riopa / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Santa takes his cruiser out for a spin during the "Papanoelada" event in Vigo, Spain. (Miguel Riopa / AFP)

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In Berlin, Santa got his adventurous streak out, dangling from the top of the Kollhoff tower to get the Christmas cheer going. (John Macdougall / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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In Berlin, Santa got his adventurous streak out, dangling from the top of the Kollhoff tower to get the Christmas cheer going. (John Macdougall / AFP)

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Not wanting to get his robes wet, Santa turned sumo wrestler during a Christmas regatta in Venice. (Manuel Silvestri / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Not wanting to get his robes wet, Santa turned sumo wrestler during a Christmas regatta in Venice. (Manuel Silvestri / REUTERS)

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He tried his best in a crowd of stocking caps, but Santa’s long flowy beard gave Mr. and Mrs. Claus away during a quick trip to the French Riviera in Nice, France. (Valery Hache / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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He tried his best in a crowd of stocking caps, but Santa’s long flowy beard gave Mr. and Mrs. Claus away during a quick trip to the French Riviera in Nice, France. (Valery Hache / AFP)

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The jury’s out on these glasses but here’s St. Nick during a Santa Claus meet at the Colosseum in Rome. (Tony Gentile / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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The jury’s out on these glasses but here’s St. Nick during a Santa Claus meet at the Colosseum in Rome. (Tony Gentile / REUTERS)

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Santa moves at light speed channelling his inner Forrest Gump at the annual “Run Santa Run” race in Monterey, Mexico. (Daniel Becerril / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Santa moves at light speed channelling his inner Forrest Gump at the annual “Run Santa Run” race in Monterey, Mexico. (Daniel Becerril / REUTERS)

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Santa Claus in Lithuania leaps ahead as the traditional Christmas run kicks off in the capital Vilnius. (Mindaugas Kulbis / AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Santa Claus in Lithuania leaps ahead as the traditional Christmas run kicks off in the capital Vilnius. (Mindaugas Kulbis / AP)

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Santa brought out his newest ride as he joined hundreds of cyclists out on the streets of Rome, Italy. (Tony Gentile / REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Santa brought out his newest ride as he joined hundreds of cyclists out on the streets of Rome, Italy. (Tony Gentile / REUTERS)

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Tired of all that exercise, Santa chose to hitch a ride instead, while participating in the “Santa en las calles” or “Santa in the Streets” event to spread Christmas joy among the needy in Caracas, Venezuela. (Federico Parra / AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 19, 2017 05:11 PM IST

Tired of all that exercise, Santa chose to hitch a ride instead, while participating in the “Santa en las calles” or “Santa in the Streets” event to spread Christmas joy among the needy in Caracas, Venezuela. (Federico Parra / AFP)

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Santa Claus makes a getaway during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Mohamad TorokmanREUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Dec 19, 2017 05:11 PM IST

Santa Claus makes a getaway during clashes with Israeli troops at a protest against US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, near the West Bank city of Ramallah. (Mohamad TorokmanREUTERS)

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