Father Christmas - His Day Job

Father Christmas - His Day Job We all know that it is a busy time of year for Father Christmas right now. But naturally things get a little quieter come December 26th, so this week we discovered what he does in the 'off season'. He drives a tram of course! In Zurich every year children (aged 4 - 10) have the opportunity to ride the Maerli Tram, driven by Father Christmas, and staffed by two angels.Sofie and Emily love this tradition, and the tram takes kids on a 20 minute ride around the city. During this time the angels sing songs, read a Christmas story, give each child a biscuit, and put some special angel glitter on their nose.It is a very Swiss thing to do, and an event that we have enjoyed making part of our multicultural Christmas traditions. Written by Fiona Moore on Monday, 12 December 2011. Posted in Europe Ambassador Articles Santa Special christmas, Switzerland Related Articles Natural Tree Decorations About the Author Fiona Moore About Me & MineI am Fiona, wife to Nigel and mum to Sofie (9) and Emily (7). We live in Switzerland and fill our days with craft, playing and exploring. We like mess, noise and being outside.Favourite place in the world The mountains. The whole family love hiking and skiing, so the mountains offer year round entertainment. Plus we live in Switzerland so we have plenty of choice when it comes to exploring mountains!Favourite things to do outdoors Ski, sled, swim, get muddy, camp, build fires, make noise, run around, collect stuff, hike, ride bikes, explore and be together as a family. If its outside then we will probably like it. Comments (1) Kylie Little Trekkers 23 December 2011 at 10 37 | # I've never seen Santa drive a tram before! reply Leave a comment You are commenting as guest. Submit comment jQuery(function($) { $('#comments').Comment({ cookiePrefix

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