Kate O'Keeffe at Wall Street Journal: For Competitive Santas, Practice and Porridge Are Key

The secret to the Hong Kong Santas’ success is a combination of solid financial backing, strategic planning and a 10-day Santa boot camp. To practice for the sled-racing event, they imported a Swedish sled but added wheels to the runners to account for Hong Kong’s lack of snow.

The Santa Winter Games—which pit competitors from around the globe in five events—have been held in Gällivare, Sweden, since 2003.