YES, YES, CHRISTMAS IS JUST OVER BUT IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO SAY BYE BYE TO SANTA CLAUS WHO HAS BROUGHT PRESSIES TO ALL GOOD BOYS AND GIRLS!.
I visited Santa Claus at his temporary home in Switzerland on 1 December 2013 at Rochers-de-Naye in Montreux.
Rochers-de-Naye means the Rocks of Naye and at 1,650 metres above sea level, it was pretty cold but perfect for us Malaysians unused to thick clothing as it was the only time I could wear my fur coat!
I took the panoramic railway from Montreux station and the 1 hour journey was unforgettable as the scenery took my breath away!
Up at the Rochers Rocks, I entered the grotto leading to Santa Claus's temporary home where he sat on an armchair greeting children from Switzerland and across the world.
Santa Claus's home is in North Pole as we all know but due to the strength of the Swiss francs which allow him to expand his toy factory to keep making more and better toys, he flew with Rudolph and gang to Rochers-de-Naye to meet and greet children.
I wanted to sit on his lap but his guardian elves stopped me but I entered his office and received a goody bag and certificate testifying I have been there!
Next year, make sure you bring the kids and family to Montreux to see Santa Claus. On the way down, stop at Caux to enjoy the Christmas Village set inside a forest next to the palatial Caux Palace!
The Caux Christmas Village consisted of small chalets and teepees and animated figures lining a woodland path leading to a restaurant. Very pleasant stroll and you get to swoon over the panoramic views of Montreux a thousand metres below!