​The Santas we have chosen so far! More to come...

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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Santa Karl-Erik Berg
Sweden

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Santa Jim
China

 

 

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

My goal is to give the audience and all of the children a meomorable day full of activities with all of the Santas. We will see what that will be. There will be many younger Santas there that will be competing. We will see if the older Santas can compete! My tactic this year will be to be tricky! HO HO HO!

 

Your hobby?

Cooking, old gadgets, being Santa and having time alone in my forest!

Besides porridge your favorite food is?
My very own grilled salmon

Your best trick to get down the chimney?

Breathe in and close my eyes.

Any special skills?
My versatility

How do you win the hearts of the audience?

With openness and a twinkle in my eye! It is favored by most.

 

Your favorite Christmas song?

There are many that leave a mark but I would have to say "Still Natt" after I have finished my work on Christmas Eve.

 

Other Information: As Santa, it feels good to visit sick children as well as senior citizen homes as eveyone is always so appreciate and happy.

 


 

 

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

Have fun with the children together.

 

Your hobby?

Creative thinking

Besides porridge your favorite food is?
Christmas cake

Your best trick to get down the chimney?

In the atmosphere, before making a decision

Any special skills?
Balloon twist, magic

How do you win the hearts of the audience?

On behalf of the audience feeling, leading them into a festive atmosphere

 

 

Your favorite Christmas song?
We Wish You a Merry Christmas

 

Other Information:

My Santa age is 2000 years old. And my best memory is winning Santa Winter Games 2009.

Santa Glenn Swift
Australia

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Santa Yamashita
Japan

 

 

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

 

I will bring good cheer, enthusiasm, special Santa skills and years of experience. Despite being relatively young ( aged 54) I have been Santa for many years, first putting on the Red Suit and Beard when I was in my early twenties. For the last 21 years, I have been the

Official Santa Claus for my City of Perth, Western Australia, taking part in Parades and a variety of Christmas events hosted by the City and Lord Mayor. In my other professional life, I am a Storyteller for children and adults, so I have many Christmas Stories to tell, if there is a visit to children who can understand a little English! I also come equipped with a unique Santa Hand Bell, commissioned by the Swan Bells of Perth and the City of Perth, cast and finished by a Bell Foundry in London. It has a beautiful sound and wherever I ring it, it sounds out the special magic of Christmas to every ear. I also have a good singing voice, which is a great help to Santa! I usually wear fur-trimmed short pants when I’m in Perth, but I

think I may have to bring long red socks when I visit Gallivare!

 

Your hobby?

As Santa, my extra duties in Perth often include Storytelling, and of course, singing Christmas songs. 

Besides porridge your favorite food is?

Christmas Pudding, and everything else, which is why Mrs Claus is always reminding me not to get too big for my pants. 

Your best trick to get down the chimney?

Remembering to not eat too much Christmas dinner before I bring the presents. 


Any special skills?
Singing and storytelling, dancing and remembering every child's name.

 
How do you win the hearts of the audience?

By looking like Santa, by sounding like Santa, by being Santa. 

 

Your favorite Christmas song?

Jingle Bells and Rudolph the Red Nosed reindeer. We also sing a funny version of Jingle Bells that is suitable for Australia. And Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly, which is very popular here. 

 

Other Information: i pride myself on being as real as I can be when I become Santa. I am always happy to hear children tell their parents that at last they have got to meet the "Real" Santa. And Parents say this too! I also come with a very talented Santa Helper! She can sing and dance and is usually a basket of sweets, which helps to make her even more popular with children!

 

 

 

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

 

My speciality is eating food fast. I think the other santas will surprised when they see me. I might be a bit fat, but I am fast as fast as a tiger.

 

Your hobby?

Games


Besides porridge your favorite food is?

Chocolate


Your best trick to get down the chimney?

I can climb down without using my hands.

 

Any special skills?

Santa Kempo
 

How do you win the hearts of the audience?

Smile, Smile, Smile

 

Your favorite Christmas song?

 I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

 

 

 

 

 

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Hong Kong 

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Santa Virginie       
France 

Every year in the beginning of november a competition is arranged in Hong Kong where they decide who will compete in Santa Winter Games here in Gellivare. We will update this text as soon as we know the winner. 

 

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

I will participate in winter games with all my strengths and the children will help me with their encouragements.

 

Your hobby?

To cook, to read stories, and prepare christmas toys for the children

Besides porridge your favorite food is?

 just like children, chocolate, pancakes, ginger bread, nice cakes with a hot chocolate at the fireplace.

 

Your best trick to get down the chimney?

I have an infallible technique, but it is a big secret, I cannot give it! 


Any special skills?

The enjoyment to please the children and the preparation of good small cakes.

 
How do you win the hearts of the audience?

My smile and my cheerfulness will do gain the spectators heart. And I’ll be helped by my marvelous elf Florence.

 

Your favorite Christmas song?

Petit Papa Noël

 

 

 

 

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Santa Ho Ho Holland
The Netherlands  

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Dunder Santa
Sweden

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

 

Of course a lot of you saw my skills last times. It will be the fourth time I will participate. And I won the first two 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.

 

 

Besides porridge your favorite food is?

Christmas pudding, and everything els, which is Mrs. Claus is always reminding me not to get too big for my pants.

 

 

Your best trick to get down the chimney?

Remebering to not eat too much Vhristmas dinner before I bring the presents.

 


Any special skills?

Singing and storytelling, dancing and remebering every child's name.

 

 
How do you win the hearts of the audience?

By looking like Santa, by sounding like Santa, by being Santa.

 

Your favorite Christmas song?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dunder Santa is the official representing Santa for the games and the organization behind it. He is the founding initiator of the event andf is together with the organization working year around to make it possible. He is not  a competing Santa for the games in 2014.