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Hong Kong Man : World’s Best Santa Claus

A 44 year old magician from Hong Kong has been named the world's No. 1 Santa at an annual tournament in northern Sweden.

Jimmy Chan competed with eight other contestants from around the world at the Santa Claus Winter Games in Gaellivare to secure the top position. The contestants took part in a series of challenges including reindeer races, porridge eating and chimney climbing before Chan emerged as the winner.

Chan has worked as a magician and a Santa Claus for the past 17 years in Hong Kong and he admits that his cheerful attitude was his key to his success.

Story first published: Friday, December 4, 2009, 13:34 [IST]
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