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Did you know there is a World Championships of Santa Clauses? That’s right: in the middle of the ski area on the Alp Trida, the candidates will show their skills in various disciplines!

On November 25, 2017, it’s time again. For the winter season opening in the ski resort of Samnaun, the St. Nicholas arrive from all over the world to select the best in their industry on the World Championship of Santa Clauses. In the middle of the ski area on the Alp Trida, the candidates will show their skills in various disciplines, in order to clarify the question which team may call themselves the world champion of St. Nicholas. In the evening, Lo & Leduc open the winter season at the open-air concert in the middle of Samnaun village.

And below you’ll see why Daily Design News‘ editors would highly recommend attending the ClauWau!


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THE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS OF SANTA CLAUSES

📷 PHOTO: Swiss Image

The World Championships of Santa Clauses (or “ClauWau”) is an annual event signifying the opening of the ski season at the Samnaun ski resort in Switzerland, where a bunch of Santa Clauses compete against each other for 6 hours.

📷 PHOTO: Swiss Image

During World Championships of Santa Clauses, 32 teams comprised of a bunch of people dressed up like Santa Claus competing with each other to be the best Santa Claus, by doing things Santa Claus has never actually done in anything ever. They do things that test their physical endurance, snow abilities, and other “Santa skills,” such as climbing up things, racing each other on little sleds and driving snowmobiles two at a time

📷 PHOTO: Swiss Image
📷 PHOTO: Swiss Image

This year, there are 5 events: at first, the Santas will decorate a Christmas tree; Then, all four Santas Clauses on a team climb up a fireplace one right after the other, before there is a relay obstacle course using “winter sports equipment” and everybody slides around everywhere; then all the Clauses ride a mechanical rodeo reindeer and try not to fall off of it; And last but not least, drive snowmobiles while trying to catch a gift with a fishing net.

📷 PHOTO: Swiss Image
📷 PHOTO: Swiss Image

Why would someone go to this? You mean other than to celebrate the holiday season, and have some good, clean fun? Wel… You can win some money — $2,000 more precisely!

📷 PHOTO: Swiss Image

Take a look at the highlights of the last year’s competition!


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