People wearing Santa Claus costumes sail along Venice's Grand Canal aboard traditional Venetians boats, Italy.
Participants dressed as Santa Claus take part in a charity event "Tokyo Great Santa Run 2018" in Tokyo.
Chefs apply finishing touches to a 56-feet-long Christmas plum cake inside a shopping mall in Ahmedabad, India.
People dance before the annual Santa Claus city race in Skopje, Macedonia.
A woman dressed as Santa Claus reacts before the charity run in Moscow, Russia.
Bollywood actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan with young cancer patients during a pre-Christmas celebration, organised by Cancer Patient's Aid Association, in Mumbai.
Girls light candles at the Church of the Nativity, in Bethlehem in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.
Children dressed as Santa Claus take part in Christmas celebration at a school in Ajmer.
Children ride a horse sleigh in snowfall in a park in Pavlovsk, outside St.Petersburg, Russia.
Children dressed as Santa Claus ride on a Tonga during Christmas celebration, in Patna.