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Santa Moved to Brazil

Gramado, Brazil. With global warming seriously devaluing his North Pole real estate, Santa got the bright idea to move somewhere a little more temperate. And while he was at it, why not move to Brazil? The women are beautiful, the language mellifluous, the steak fantastic, and if you look hard enough, you might even find some snow. Gramado is one such rare Brazilian locale that occasionally gets a dusting in the winter months. Of course right now at the height of the southern hemisphere’s summer, the temperature hovers at an attractive 80 degrees, which is probably better for elf morale anyway. When we visited back in October though, the weather was cool and decidedly christmas-y. Here are some photos of the grounds at Santa’s Brazilian estate.

Gramado, Brazil.

The Entrance at Aldeia do Papai Noel

Gramado, Brazil.

Snowmen, Aldeia do Papai Noel

Gramado, Brazil.

Deranged Elf, Aldeia do Papai Noel

Where the Magic Happens, Santa's Bedroom, Aldeia do Papai Noel, Gramado, Brazil

Where the Magic Happens, Santa's Bedroom, Aldeia do Papai Noel

Santa's House, Aldeia do Papai Noel, Gramado, Brazil

Santa's House, Aldeia do Papai Noel

Exotic Northern European Animal, Aldeia do Papai Noel, Gramado, Brazil

"Exotic Northern European Animal", Aldeia do Papai Noel

Gramado, Brazil.

Santa's Payphone, Aldeia do Papai Noel

Gramado, Brazil.

Barfing Boy? Aldeia do Papai Noel

Looks like someone ate too much fruitcake.

Practical Info: Santa’s home in Gramado is open year round for visitors. For more information about special events, check out the Aldeia do Papai Noel website. Also, if you’d like to see a big group of Brazilian Santas in one place, check out the Papai Noel Festival’s Facebook album.

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