High ho-ho-hopes at the annual World Santa Championships
Dressed in their Christmas best, the Santas competed in a series of events designed to test their Santa expertise to the fullest extent at the annual Santa Claus World Championships (ClauWau).
The cheery St Nicholases climbed 'chimneys' in a relay, raced snowmobiles, and even participated in a reindeer rodeo.
In the end the Barni-Chause team claimed victory, improving on last year's second place finish.
"It's a great feeling," says team member Andy. "The win and we are all really.... yeah, it's [in]describable."