How the World Celebrated Christmas 2018 with Cakes, Gifts & Santa

Video Editor: Abhishek Sharma

It’s that time of the year when everyone is overwhelmed and excited by the ringing of bells, because that is when we all know Santa is coming.

Santa Claus' fans are singing 'Jingle Bells' as Christmas spirit grips people across the world.

Whether it’s US, Vatican City, Peru, Jerusalem, Italy or India, people are busy merrymaking. From the world's biggest Christmas tree in Italy to the little town of Bethlehem itself, Christmas celebrations are at their best.

A Christmas market and the St Basil’s Cathedral in the background in Moscow, Russia.
A man dressed as Santa Claus holds a flare as he sits on a boat during a Christmas eve celebration in Imperia, Italy.

Among all the people in the world, there are many who chose to celebrate the day a little differently.

Santa took some time off from his Christmas preparations to dive amid his marine friends at Pleasure Reef off Key Largo in Florida.

Instead of reindeers pulling his sleigh, Santa was towed by an underwater sled, sporting two faux antlers.

Florida Keys' reef inhabitants seemed to appreciate the visit from St Nick, played by dive shop operator Spencer Slate.

Man dressed as Santa Claus underwater in Florida.

In another instance, Peru's national police force spread the joy of Christmas by dressing as Santa Claus and the Three Wise Men.

Police officer Marco Antonio Chira donned a long white beard and dressed up like the red old man as he rode on his motorcycle in Lima.

Chira, who has been dressing up as Santa for the past 15 years, said he wants to motivate people to keep the spirit of Christmas alive.

Police officers dress up as Santa Claus and the Three Wise Men in Peru.

(With inputs from AP)

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