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Dec 11, 2017

Half-naked Santa Clauses take to the streets of Budapest to raise money for charity

Thousands of people dressed as Santa Claus took part in the fourth annual Santa Run in Budapest over the weekend

Thousands of people dressed as Santa Claus took part in the fourth annual Santa Run in Budapest over the weekend.

Half-naked Santa Clauses were spotted legging it down the freezing cold streets of Budapest on the second Sunday of Advent.

Almost 3,000 people took part in the event where in exchange for the entry fee, runners received a Santa outfit and beard.

The runners started in Sóház Street and finished in Fővám Square after a 2.3-km circuit in downtown Budapest.

As always, the Santa Run includes a charity fundraiser where toys, stationery, and school supplies were collected for children in foster care.