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Donald Boyce, who dressed up as Santa Claus, catches a wave in an outrigger canoe off Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 14, 2013. (© Hugh Gentry/Reuters)
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  • Donald Boyce, who dressed up as Santa Claus, catches a wave in an outrigger canoe off Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii, December 14, 2013. (© Hugh Gentry/Reuters)
  • A Santa Claus from Finland exchanges high-fives with children at the Hinomoto nursery school in Tokyo on December 9, 2013. (© Yoshikazu Tusno/AFP/Getty Images)
  • A man dressed as Santa Claus walks on the beach in Nice on December 15, 2013 as part of a traditional Christmas winter sea swimming event. (© Valery Hache/AFP/Getty Images)
  • Children with hearing and visual impairments greet Santa Claus in Guatemala City. (© Jorge Dan Lopez/Reuters)
  • Colonel Meow sits on Santa’s lap at a Friskies event in Los Angeles, Tuesday, December 10. (© Bret Hartman, Friskies/AP Images)
  • Santa Claus walks out to greet customers at the Santas Place shop on December 16, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (© Michael Dodge/Getty Images)
  • Helium-filled balloons suspend a Santa Claus figure riding a horse-drawn chariot made of balsa wood, created by artist Nasser Volant, near the Eiffel Tower in Paris December 12, 2013. (© Charles Platiau/Reuters)
  • Ryan Sherman, an Etnies photography assistant, skateboards at Etnies Skatepark as dressed as Santa Claus in Lake Forest, California on December 13. (© Corbis)
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Be it St. Nick, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, Christkind or Santa Claus, people around the world have many different names for the jolly, bearded man in a red suit. Here's a look at some of the best Santa appearances around the world.



In this image, Donald Boyce, dressed as Santa Claus, catches a wave in an outrigger canoe off Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, Hawaii on December 14, 2013.

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