All around the world, there are abandoned Santa Claus parks -- Christmas-themed amusement parks that passed their prime and shut their gates. Atlas Obscura did a deep trawl through Flickr and other online photo repositories and rounded up a gallery of amazing pictures of decaying, unloved Christmas parks from every corner of the globe.
Rudolph and Ruins: Photographs of Abandoned Santa Parks [Allison Meier/Atlas Obscura]
(Image: Park Alalbandel (5), a Creative Commons Attribution (2.0) image from paulk's photostream)
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