“It will be a different Christmas, but that does not mean that it cannot be a merry one,” Dr. Hans Kluge, regional director of WHO’s Europe office said.
From Santa bubbles to drive-through christmas decorations, the socially distanced year like no other is giving us a masked Christmas like no other. Let have a look at Christmas around the world in a year upended by the coronavirus pandemic.
▲ Kids pose for a photo with Santa who sits in a socially distanced snow globe in Seattle, Washington.
Photograph: David Ryder/Getty Images
▲ Stan Thompson, dressed as Santa Claus, talks to children in a car during a physically distant drive-through visit in Indianola, Iowa.
Photograph: Jack Kurtz/Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock
▲ 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.
Photograph: Paulo Lopes/ZUMA Wire/REX/Shutterstock
▲ A man dressed as Santa Claus hands out surgical marks in Tel Aviv Israel.
Photograph: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images
Santa lies on a fake coffin in Lyon, France as shop owners call for the reopening of their stores that were closed as part of government measures to curb the spread of Covid.
Photograph: Jeff Pachoud/AFP/Getty Images
▲ Santa Claus greets little bay with an elbow bump at the Selfridges store in London.
Photograph: Eamonn M McCormack/Getty Images
▲ Children visit with Santa in a snow globe at Automobile Alley’s Lights on Broadway display in Oklahoma City.
Photograph: Doug Hoke/AP
▲ Santa Larry speaks with a virtual visitor at the Santa Experience in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota. The owners had initially set up a socially distanced set, featuring a cabin with a plexiglass window, but moved completely online after new Covid restrictions were put in place.
Photograph: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images
▲ A child visits Santa Claus inside an old cable car near Sugarloaf Mountain during a Christmas event in Rio de Janeiro.
Photograph: Ricardo Moraes/Reuters
▲ A child in a mask visits a Santa Claus behind plexiglass at Cabela’s retail store in Hudson, Massachusetts.
Photograph: Allison Dinner/Zuma Wire/Rex/Shutterstock
We hope everyone have a great season even though there will be some restrictions. Christmas is the season for caring and love, let's take care of each other by letting people know they are not alone. At the same time stay home, stay safe, so we soon can spend more time together again!
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