​The Santa´s!

Every year we have some new and some old Santa´s with us! On this page you can keep yourself updated on them and perhaps find your favorite for the games. As we get more contestants we will update the page, if you are a Santa and are interested to compete, read more under contact us.

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Bergsjötomten
Sweden

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Frognernisse
Norway

 

What are your tactics to win this year’s Santa Winter Games?

I will observe the other contestants eyes and see how nervous they are, meanwhile I will be as cool a real santa can be.

Your hobby?

Horses, sledges, and old cars

Besides porridge your favorite food is?
Sausages in all kinds.

Your best trick to get down the chimney?

Hold my arms high and pull in one's stomach.

Any special skills?
My charm and charisma

How do you win the hearts of the audience?

With my "hälsinge-mål" (Swedish accent)

 

 

Your favorite Christmas song?
Strålande jul (Swedish christmas song)

What are your tactics to win this year’s Santa Winter Games?

I have already begun to eat porridge every day with stopping the time, and I will play a Swedish Christmas song with a little orchestra of my Santa helpers.


Your hobby?
Cooking and baking all kind of Christmas food


Besides porridge your favorite food is?
Nice sweet Christmas chocolate.

Your best trick to get down the chimney?
Take on your Santa boots with spikes under the feet then you will be fastest.

Any special skills?
Playing bagpipe

How do you win the hearts of the audience?
Singing a Swedish Christmas song with my little Santa orchestra.

Your favorite Christmas song?
Jingle bells

Other interesting information about yourself?
Age: 520 this year 
My best christmas memory is the Santa Winter Games 2012! They were fantastic.

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Santa John
Canada

What are your tactics to win this year’s Santa Winter Games?
To be open to new ideas and ways of doing things. To be physically fit and psychologically ready to compete.


Your hobby?
Love working with stone + wood, fixing broken things.
 

Besides porridge your favorite food is?
Coca cola and peanut butter
 

Your best trick to get down the chimney?
Imagine myself at the bottom - inside.
 

Any special skills?
Working with people as teacher or entertainer.
 

How do you win the hearts of the audience?
Telling the truth
 

Your favorite Christmas song?
All the little angels

 

Other interesting information about yourself?
Actor, read more at imdb.

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Santa Henry
Brazil

 

What are your tactics to win this year’s Santa Winter Games?
Arts craft materials for the kids (hand made by me), my good sense of humor, some improvisations of course and the best of the brazilian charisma to bring to laughs, fun and joy to the public that come to support and see us in this great event.

 

Your hobby?
Tennis, music, rubik's cube, gardening and others 

 

Besides porridge your favorite food is?
Tartiflette and feijoada (brazilian dish)

 

Your best trick to get down the chimney?
Sing to the dog outside looking at you, he'll calm down until you are in :-)

 

Any special skills?
Easy to adapt, social and shameless


How do you win the hearts of the audience?

Smile, honesty and charisma
 

Your favorite Christmas song?
John Lennon - Happy Xmas

 

Other interesting information about yourself?

I'm a brazilian engineer, 28y, expat  in Paris after 2y with full of joy and Santa Claus expirit to share with the people of Gällivare.

 

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Santa Camilo
Colombia

 

What are your tactics to win this year’s Santa Winter Games?

This year I’m coming back stronger than a polar bear, faster than a reindeer and wiser than an owl. My constant training in salsa dancing has made my feet more agile while my Caribbean rhythm keeps my body highly coordinated. And don’t think for a second that snow is a disadvantage for the Colombian Santa, on the contrary; coming from a multi-weather country has developed my skin to be adaptable to any environment.


I'm also bringing to the competition some Colombian tools: My ultra thin and cold-protecting poncho, my super aerodynamic sombrero-hat and my beautiful and distracting mochila that will make a huge difference when the games start.


Be prepared competitors! The Colombian rhythm is coming once again to Gallivare 


Your hobby?
I am a young and experienced Caribbean Santa that loves traveling and is passionate about finding adventures throughout the world. Scuba Diving in beautiful sea-landscapes, surfing in tropical beaches, rafting in rivers, roller-skating in major cities and skiing in the coldest mountains are only few of the adventures that I have faced. 

 

Besides porridge your favorite food is?
freshly fished seafood from the Caribbean Sea and the tropical and genuine fruits coming from the forests of Colombia. However, I am really excited to go back to Sweden again and eat meatballs with lingonberries

 

Your best trick to get down the chimney?
Put some oil around me so that I can slide easily through the chimney.

 

Any special skills?
Agile feet thanks to salsa dancing and superior strength thanks to my ability to climb threes to put down some bananas. Hey how do you think we do in Colombia!


How do you win the hearts of the audience?

I put a big smile in my face and show them what the Caribbean Colombian flavor is made of.
 

Your favorite Christmas song?
the Colombian song ”Mi burrito sabanero”


Other interesting information about yourself?

Being a music lover makes me enjoy every rhythm, musical gender and dance that you can imagine, especially when I’m sharing a memorable experience with people around me. I think that one of the greatest companions that a children can have is a musical instrument and that is the reason I prefer the chimneys with the shape of a saxophone.

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Santess Ksenia
Russia

 

What are your tactics to win this year’s Santa Winter Games?
The best helper ever - Enny, lots of fun and other technics from russian spy:

 

Your hobby?
Backpacking (Nepal, India, Kenya, European countries) , volunteering + children support (Kenya, working in the school and orphanage, sponsoring a child for school, supporting orphans in Russia), active  travelling (repelling, hiking, bungee jumping, ..), sport (running, fitness, power trainings, snowboarding), photographing and all the rest what gives new feelings, fun and adrenalin.

 

Besides porridge your favorite food is?
Cookies and milk!

 

Your best trick to get down the chimney?
send my skinny helper down to open the window (perfectly my size and a way easier to get insideJ  the trick is to motivate Enny to leave some cookies for me!

 

Any special skills?
Beeing a optimist in every situation.

How do you win the hearts of the audience?

Being super positive, smiling (you will almost never see me without a smile!), listen to them and being open for any spontaneous idea
 

Your favorite Christmas song?
“Wonderful dream” (Coca-Cola Christmas song)! Gives the feeling of Christmas independent where you are and with whom you are (even if it is a Christmas on the beach in the warm country, swear!)

 

Other interesting information about yourself?

Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I do believe that it is the time when your dreams become true! I am pretty sure I will be the smallest and probably the youngest Santa this year (26 years and only 1,62m J) but it doesn’t mean it will be easy to compete with us!!
 

 

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Santa Ernesto
Spain

 

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Pére Noël Jorgen
France

 

What are your tactics to win this year’s Santa Winter Games?
Fair play and creativity

 

Your hobby?
I love travelling around the world and scuba diving to see the marvelous underwater world  

 

Besides porridge your favorite food is?
A good spanish omelet, of course! :)

 

Your best trick to get down the chimney?
Take a bath in olive oil to slide better down the chimney

 

Any special skills?
Cooking

How do you win the hearts of the audience?

Last year, Gallivare, won my heart with the great reception we had. Now is time to show my joker side to win the audience back ;)
 

Your favorite Christmas song?
Santa Clause is coming to town

 

Other interesting information about yourself?

This year I will practice really hard to be the best Santa!
 

What are your tactics to win this year’s Santa Winter Games?
Act cold, take no chances, make the children to only cheer for me.

 

Your hobby?
To work with all kind of wood (woodwork)

 

Besides porridge your favorite food is?
Beef and tons of vegetables

 

Your best trick to get down the chimney?
Use gravity

 

Any special skills?
Chill

How do you win the hearts of the audience?

Greet all the children
 

Your favorite Christmas song?
Rudolph the red nosed reindeer

 

Other interesting information about yourself?

Would like to test a snowmobile and see if it´s faster then reindeers.
 

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Aros Tomten
Sweden

 

Santa Yasuko
Japan

 

What are your tactics to win this year’s Santa Winter Games?
I have trained hard this year so I am going to beat the Dutch Santa.

 

Your hobby?
The steam locomotive forstlingen.

 

Besides porridge your favorite food is?
Rice-a-la-malta (Porridge, oranges and cream)

 

Your best trick to get down the chimney?
Tighten the belt and eat less porridge

 

Any special skills?
Has a long natural beard that gives me a good connection with the children.

How do you win the hearts of the audience?

Gonna give it my best and really show everyone what i´m made of.
 

Your favorite Christmas song?
Nu är det jul här i vårt hus (A Swedish Christmas song)

 

Other interesting information about yourself?

I´ll have a helper from Gällivare.
 

What are your tactics to win this year’s Santa Winter Games?
To concentrate on all the games.And to enjoy games from the bottom of my heart.

 

Your hobby?
photograph, games, music,

 

Besides porridge your favorite food is?
Sweet chocolate-chip cookie♡
 

Your best trick to get down the chimney?
The most important thing is getting down carefully after breathing deeply.
 

Any special skills?
Drawing a cute picture

How do you win the hearts of the audience?

Smile, smile, smile!
 

Your favorite Christmas song?
Santa Claus is coming to town, Jingle Bell
 

Other interesting information about yourself?

I promise you to do my best.

So, please cheer for me!!

I'm looking forward to meeting you & other Santa Claus at Gällivare:)

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Santa Banana
Hongkong

 

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Canary Island Santa
Canary Island

 

 

What are your tactics to win this year’s Santa Winter Games?
I will learn how to tie my shoestring to avoid stumbling.

I will learn to wash my hands properly to keep healthy

I will learn how to order food wisely to keep energetic.
 

Your hobby?
Watch cartoons, sleeping

 

Besides porridge your favorite food is?
Banana, banana and banana
 

Your best trick to get down the chimney?
Oh, this seems too difficult to me
 

Any special skills?
Walk slowly, eat slowly

How do you win the hearts of the audience?

 Keep smiling
 

Your favorite Christmas song?
All I Want For Christmas Is A Smurf Hat” (I really want to see a smurf this Christmas!!)

 

Other interesting information about yourself?

I love Hong Kong, love Christmas, and love every Santa!! See you in Sweden!! 

 

What are your tactics to win this year’s Santa Winter Games?
Try to be the best, just beeing myself, authentic. Fast & Furious

 

Your hobby?
Reindeer riding

 

Besides porridge your favorite food is?
Besides porridge? Only porridge for me!

 

Your best trick to get down the chimney?
Work out before Christmas and hold my breath

 

Any special skills?
Heat resistans, good climber

How do you win the hearts of the audience?
Charming, dancing

 

Your favorite Christmas song?
Arbolito de navidad

 

Other interesting information about yourself?

I will kick their bellys off!

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Santa Holland
Holland

Champion 2011 & 2012

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Möretomten
Sweden

 

What are your tactics to win this year’s Santa Winter Games?
A calm and relaxing time with meditation and for the upcoming events.


Your hobby?
Santa activities in my Santa forest, Antiques also.

 

Besides porridge your favorite food is?
Chicken in every way, also fish dishes.
 

Your best trick to get down the chimney?
To put out any fire before getting down there.
 

Any special skills?
Have a good connection with all the children and adults!
 

How do you win the hearts of the audience?
To have a good connection with everyone!
 

Your favorite Christmas song?
Adams julsång (Translated to English, Adam´s Chrismas Song)
 

Other interesting information about yourself?

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To calculate a Santas age you have to do simple math. You take Your human age (Santa Holland is 26) You multiply it with the number of elves You have (Santa Holland has 11) Minus the number of reindeer You have. (Santa Holland has 22) So I am 264 years old. If I have calculated correctly... So

old..

 

My best Christmas memory was the time that Granny Santa made her special diners and read the amazing little santa story, just before going to bed. In front of the fireplace on a fake bearskin.

 

Since last Year I have found a new hobby. I'm starting to learn making music. I also like to read little stories to children from all over the world. My latest book was Santa Koala. It is about an Koala that saves Christmas, because I was sick at the time. A true story by the way!

 

My favorite food is not really food. It is candy. I loooooveeee Chocolate! In all sorts and sizes. White, dark, with nuts, chocolate milk, chocolate deserts, candybars, cake, ice cream.. yummmmm

 

I always bring special soap in my sled. So when I get stuck it helps me to slide down the chimney. This year it is possible that I need it, because I ate to much chocolate and became a bit to chubby.

 

Of course a lot of you saw my skills last times. It will be the thirth time I will participate. An I won the first to times. I am very proud of that and really became to love all the people of Gallivare. I am quite quick and try to surprise all of You with a new skill or trick. Which I work on during the rest of the Year. Last Year I sung in Your language, this Year we will turn it up a notch. But it won't be a surprise if I tell You guys right now.

 

I don't try to win the hearts of the people and that way I do win the hearts. I try to be myself, try to listen to every person who wants to tell me something and hope to bring some happiness and laughter for everyone. By making funny faces, doing weird dances and be open for every single person alive.

 

My all time favorite Christmas song is Tommegubben som hade snuva, it is very funny because you have to sneeze and often when I have to deliver all the presents one of my reindeer of elves or even my is sick. So we always sing this then. Atchi Atchi Prosit!

 

Finally, I want to wish every person big or small a fantastic Christmas. Be good to each other and try to make some one else happy. Don't always think about yourself, but also to other people in the world. Not just when it is Christmas, but the whole Year long, we are watching!!