Stan Thompson, dressed as Santa Claus, talks to children in a car during a physically distant drive-through visit in Indianola, Iowa.
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Visitors drive through the Luminna festival in São Paulo, Brazil. The indoor lights exhibition features 200 illuminated and interactive sculptures, and due to the pandemic, can only be visited by car. The route is about 1km and takes approximately 25 minutes.
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Skaters and cyclists dressed in Santa Claus outfits make their way along the Kurfürstendamm boulevard in Berlin on 6 December.
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A man dressed as Santa Claus hands out surgical masks in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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Children visit with Santa in a snow globe at Automobile Alley’s Lights on Broadway display in Oklahoma City.
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A child visits Santa Claus inside an old cable car near Sugar Loaf Mountain during a Christmas event in Rio de Janeiro.
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A child in a mask visits a Santa Clause behind plexiglass at Cabela’s retail store in Hudson, Massachusetts.
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