Although not everyone immediately recognized the footballer, many jumped for joy after realizing that it was David Alaba.
Why the action? Alaba explains: “As Santa Claus, it is a little more relaxed to walk around the Christkindlmarkt.”
Alaba continues: “The support of our fans and followers in Munich is extremely important to us – we are happy to give something back during Christmas.”
Here are the photos of Santa David Alaba below…