Signs of the season – Participants take off in the 4th annual Michendorf Santa Run on December 9 in Michendorf, Germany.
Signs of the season – Lucifer the lion carries his Christmas present December 12 at the London Zoo, where some of the animals got festive treats.
Signs of the season – The Grand Place in Brussels, Belgium, is illuminated for Christmas.
Signs of the season – Pakistani children check out a sax-playing Santa Claus outside a shop in Lahore on December 9.
Signs of the season – A dog dressed up for the season is out and about at the annual Christmas illumination of Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, on December 11.
Signs of the season – Beachgoers carry a man posing as Santa Claus on the Mediterranean coast on December 8 in Nice, France.
Signs of the season – This house in Melksham, England, is a festive local attraction each year. The owners raise thousands of pounds for charity. The display took a team of electricians five weeks to complete.