Stocking Up on Christmas Spirit in Samnaun Dorf, Switzerland
If you've ever wondered where Santa goes to pump himself up for Christmas Eve, wonder no longer. Santa, his elves, the odd yeti, and a few jolly red imposters all hide out in the alpine village of Samnaun Dorf come December 1st. The annual Clau Wau or Santa Claus World Championships is a one-day red rampage of all things Christmas, competitive, and costumed. Santas from all around tackle chimney climbing challenges, sleigh races, and gingerbread decorating events for the chance to be crowned "World Champion Santa Claus."