Merry Corona Christmas: International media applaud Santa in the Zoo

by Shellie Boudreau

Christmas has for sure arrived in Aalborg.

This year, the city center is decorated more beautifully than ever. Moreover, Aalborg Zoo once again transforms into a magical winter wonderland with Christmas cabins and lights galore.

This is definitely a year that requires a new way of thinking and a pinch of Christmas magic – and that’s precisely what Aalborg Zoo set out to do. The result is a giant snowglobe where Santa Claus is placed right in the middle.

Now Santa Claus can reach the heart of all children and spectators through the snowglobe. He will be waving, meeting, and greeting everyone safely behind bubble-like walls.

The remarkable invention caught the eye of the rest of the world. In fact, BBC recognized the creation in an Instagram post where they have an audience of roughly 16 million people.

BBC News posted a picture of this heartwarming sight with the following text:

“Christmas is a little different this year, but it’s not stopping Santa from spreading some festive cheer. At Denmark’s Aalborg Zoo, he greeted children from a special “festive bubble” – complete with a snowman, sleigh and other treats from the North Pole.


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This is how you can visit Santa Claus

Of course, Aalborg Zoo is very proud to be recognized by a big and reputable media outlet.

“Our fantastic Santa Claus snowglobe is well on its way to becoming world-famous. BBC News discovered that we are not allowing Corona to dampen our Christmas cheer,” they write on Facebook.

Should you wish to meet Santa Claus during the Christmas in the Zoo event, plan your visit between 17:15 – 20:00. Due to Corona, please be reminded to buy your ticket in advance.

You can do that here.

Also, you can read and see more about Aalborg Zoo here.


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