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Here comes Santa Claus – the Stockholm Santa Run 2018

Jogging past the Swedish Parliament in the Stockholm Santa Run 2018

Jogging past the Swedish Parliament in the Stockholm Santa Run 2018

As the tradition goes there is only one Santa Claus, but last weekend in Stockholm hundreds of people dressed up as the legendary gift-giver for the annual Santa Run.

Men, women, children, babies, dogs and even a rabbit donned red and white costumes to take part in the three kilometre charity run in the centre of Sweden’s capital city.

In addition to spreading a little Christmas cheer, the event also raises money for charity. This year the charities are Aktivisfonden, Naturskyddsföreningen and Operation Smile.

People are then invited to walk, run, hop,or even skip the route which starts and ends in Kungsträgården, via the old town (Gamla Stan), the Parliament (Riksdagshuset) and the Royal Palace (Kungliga slottet).

Ali, Mark, Lottie, Leon and Frida joined approximately 1,500 people for the festive fun.

My Stockholm Santa Run 2018 medal

My Stockholm Santa Run 2018 medal

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6 Comments

  1. Sartenada December 17, 2018

    Must have been great happening. The real Santa is now extremely busy and thst is why he could not participate in this run.

    He is here where You can meet him and make reindeer rides:

    Santa Claus Village at the Arctic Circle

    Have a good day!

  2. Ann C December 17, 2018

    What a brilliant Idea and it does look fun ! Well done everyone and a Happy Christmas from Baldock xx

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