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!

Father Christmas - His Day Job

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.

Santa's angels on the tram

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.

Meeting Santa

It is a very Swiss thing to do, and an event that we have enjoyed making part of our multicultural Christmas traditions.

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Fiona Moore

Fiona Moore

About Me & Mine

I 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

    Kylie Little Trekkers

    23 December 2011 at 10:37 | #

    I've never seen Santa drive a tram before!


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