A man holds a cat wearing a Santa Claus costume at San Francisco Square during Christmas celebrations in La Paz. Bolivia.
Faith Callion, 8, smiles as she sits with Santa Claus at the Los Angeles Mission's Christmas meal service and toy giveaway at skid row in Los Angeles.
A man dressed as Santa Claus drinks milk in a cage at Prague Zoo in Prague. The traditional belief in the Czech Republic is that the Baby Jesus, Jezisek, brings children gifts at Christmas. The zoo held a performance to deride the increasingly popular "American" image of the red-robed jolly Santa.
Divers dressed as Mr. and Mrs. Claus swim in a fish tank as they greet children at the Guadalajara Aquarium in Zapopan, Mexico.
People in Santa Claus costumes row a boat on the Venice canal in Venice, Italy.
Israeli-Arab Issa Kassissieh holds a Christmas tree distributed by the Jerusalem municipality while he poses for the media wearing a Santa Claus costume in Jerusalem's Old City.
An inflatable Santa Claus decoration, deflated due to a power outage, is resting after an ice storm hit Toronto, Canada.
Hector Chacon, a Guatemalan firefighter dressed as Santa Claus, hugs a girl living under the Belize bridge, in Guatemala City. Chacon has arranged every year for firefighters to dress as Santa Claus and give out toys during Christmas to children living under a bridge.
Children dressed in Santa Claus costumes wave as they travel in a vehicle after attending Christmas celebrations at a church in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh.
People walk past a street performer dressed as Santa Claus ahead of Christmas at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, Sweden.
Dancers dressed as Santa Claus and an elf perform for children from orphanages at the Government Palace in Lima, Peru.. More than 600 children from public orphanages of Lima enjoyed a Christmas music show and received presents, in an event organized by Peru's Government Palace.
Winter swimmers wearing Santa Claus hats swim in a partially frozen lake as others line up to get into the icy water to celebrate Christmas at a park in Shenyang, Liaoning province, China.
Children dressed in Santa Claus costumes pose in front of a sand sculpture featuring Jesus Christ and Santa Claus created by Indian artist Sudarshan Pattnaik as part of Christmas celebrations on a beach in Puri, India.
Lebanese Christians dressed as Santa Claus celebrate Christmas in Jiyeh village, south of Beirut.
A woman pose for a picture with Santa Claus in front of a Christmas tree in Riga, Latvia.
A man dressed in a Santa Claus costume entertains children at a Christmas parade at Manger Square in the West Bank town of Bethlehem.
Ruben Torres, dressed in a Santa Claus outfit, waves to people from a boat with fishermen on Christmas Eve along the coast of Valparaiso City, Chile. Every year, fishermen in Valparaiso organize a Santa Claus boat trip as people wait on the shore to receive their Christmas presents and well-wishes.
A man dressed as Santa Claus poses for a photo on airport road on Christmas Eve in South Sudan's capital, Juba.
A water skier dressed as Santa is joined by a man dressed as a reindeer as they ski in the Potomac River at National Harbor to celebrate Christmas Eve in Maryland.
A notorious pirate is captured and killed, RCA Victor buys Elvis' contract from Sun Records, the nation mourns a president, The Beatles release "The White Album," and "Toy Story" premieres, all on this day.