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China: SantaCon hits Beijing for 'Maovember'01:34

China: SantaCon hits Beijing for 'Maovember'

China, Beijing
December 2, 2017 at 16:14 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of revellers dressed up as Santa Clause in Beijing, Saturday, for an annual non-traditional, nonsensical celebration of the Christmas holiday season.

Dozens of people donning Father Christmas' iconic beard and red dress, as well as other holiday-themed costumes, descended on Beijing for a pub crawl around the cities finest bars and pubs for SantaCon.

This year, SantaCon has teamed up with 'Maovember,' an annual campaign to bring together Chinese restaurants and bars, with a goal to raise One Million Mao (100,000 Yuan / €12,700) for good causes. The Bread of Life Bakery, which provides employment for orphans of working age and The Library Project, which provides libraries for poorer schools, have been chosen as this year's partners for Maovember.

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Hundreds of revellers dressed up as Santa Clause in Beijing, Saturday, for an annual non-traditional, nonsensical celebration of the Christmas holiday season.

Dozens of people donning Father Christmas' iconic beard and red dress, as well as other holiday-themed costumes, descended on Beijing for a pub crawl around the cities finest bars and pubs for SantaCon.

This year, SantaCon has teamed up with 'Maovember,' an annual campaign to bring together Chinese restaurants and bars, with a goal to raise One Million Mao (100,000 Yuan / €12,700) for good causes. The Bread of Life Bakery, which provides employment for orphans of working age and The Library Project, which provides libraries for poorer schools, have been chosen as this year's partners for Maovember.

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