ClauWau

Christmas in Samnaun

For most of the year, Samnaun is but a sleepy little town. Yet on the last weekend in November, it steals Lapland's reins by staging ClauWau, aka the Santa Claus World Championships. Some 100 pseudo-Father Christmases compete for the title of world's best Santa, proving their X-mas factor in disciplines like chimney climbing, gingerbread decorating and snow sculpting.

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