COPENHAGEN, Denmark – It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas — at least at the annual World Santa Claus Congress in Copenhagen.
Now in its 51st year, the three-day meeting starting Monday brings together 136 red-clad delegates, mostly from Scandinavia but also as far away as Russia, Japan and the United States. It's being held in a Danish amusement park.
Activities on the program include a bicycle parade, Hula Hoop dancing and a dip in Copenhagen's harbor.
Delegates go by different names — such as St. Nick, Papa Noel or Sinterklaas. Still, as the Bakken amusement park north of Copenhagen says, "they are all real Santas.