From Micendendorf, Germany to Sydney, Australia, and a few places in between, thousands dressed up like the jolly old elf to participate in annual “Santa Runs.”
The Studentenwerk Berlin, a student organization at the city’s technical university (Technische Universitaet Berlin), sends out between 400 and 500 students and alumni dressed as Santas every year to visit company parties in December and families on Christmas Eve. The students, who must complete the workshop, participate as a way to make a little money to help fund their studies.
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The Spanish Christmas Lottery, or “El Gordo”, drawing was held in Madrid on Monday, December 22, 2014. The total prize money of 2.4 billion euros is split into thousands of cash prizes amongst hundreds of winning numbers. The top prize winner, ticket number 13437, took home 4 million euros.
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The Christmas market at Alexanderplatz in Berlin opened on November 24, 2014. Christmas markets will open across Germany this week and stay open through the end of December to sell Gluehwein, Christmas decorations, sweets and other delights in an annual tradition.