Santa Penguins Bring Christmas Cheer To South Korea


182 Words 2-Minute Listen

Christmas has come early for the lucky children in South Korea - And not in the form of the Ho-Ho-Ho kind of Santa Claus, but a much cuter penguin version. Except in this case, the penguins dressed up as both Santa and reindeer!

The November 17th, March of the Holiday Penguins, marked the beginning of the 'Christmas Fantasy', celebration at the Everland Amusement Park in Yongin, just south of Seoul. To the delight of both children and adults, the dozen or more tuxedo birds waddled solemnly some in Santa suits, while other posing as reindeers with antlers sticking out from their backs, instead of heads. These of course are no ordinary penguins, but endangered African Penguins, also know as Jackass Penguins, thanks to their donkey-like braying call.

With the streets lit up with over 2 million lights and lined with 80 Christmas trees, as well as, loads of fake snow, the March of the Santa Penguins was truly an amazing sight, and a little more fun that the March of the Penguins documentary, don't you think?

Happy Countdown to Christmas!


Cite Article
  • kittylover111
    kittylover111Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 4:15 am
    • thepenguingirl
      thepenguingirlMonday, December 21, 2020 at 6:12 am
      So LOL that would make the holidays great hear in 2020 just seeing them waddle around would make me steal 1 there just so cute so everyone have a merry Christmas( X-mas)
      • gold3nglare
        gold3nglareTuesday, December 1, 2020 at 8:11 am
        Awwwwwwwwwww! I love penguins!!
        • Alex Friday, May 31, 2019 at 9:14 am
          • peagusasFriday, December 7, 2018 at 4:47 pm
            I am starting to want a penguin
            • spykitten
              spykittenSunday, June 17, 2018 at 12:31 pm
              The penguins are funny. I wish I met them.
              • turbo500Monday, February 19, 2018 at 3:38 pm
                well actally unipuppy i was reading the article the right way so maybe you should read the article the right way YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HA!!!!!
                • puppy ownerFriday, January 12, 2018 at 6:14 pm
                  for ininfrnodragon, I acually am SouthKorean so...... anyways, cuuuuuute!
                  • horseridinggirl
                    horseridinggirlSaturday, January 6, 2018 at 9:59 am
                    • devy
                      devySaturday, January 6, 2018 at 9:01 am
                      So cuuuuuuuuuuuuuute but they should live in the artic or else they will die