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Santa Claus visited CERN on Saturday, 3 December!

Ever since its creation, the Staff Association has organised an annual Children’s Christmas Party. This party brings together 5- to 7-year-old children of employed members of the personnel.

On Saturday, 3 December, the Staff Association welcomed no less than 230 children who attended with joy and enthusiasm a magical clown show presented at 13.30 and 15.30.

After the show, they were offered a snack in Restaurant 1. We would like to thank Novae for their generous contribution, as well as their personnel for their valuable help.

Then, Santa Claus himself came to hand out presents to the children. The Staff Association would also like to warmly thank him for despite his busy schedule for the season, he took the time to bring happiness and joy to little ones and older ones alike!

Finally, we would like to thank all the parents who volunteered to help look after the children. Their presence and contribution are indispensable for the success of the party.

This year, the Staff Association’s organisers were once again tremendously rewarded for their efforts by the participation of many children, parents, and other contributors. Together with Santa Claus, we are already looking forward to next year’s Christmas party!


The Staff Association wishes you and your family a merry Christmas and nice end-of-year holidays. See you in 2017!