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To map the different elements related to Christmas: markets, Christmas trees, pyramids, events,... Show/edit corresponding data item.
Group: tourism
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesmay be used on waysmay be used on areas (and multipolygon relations)should not be used on relations (except multipolygon relations)
Status: in use

The Christmas season (in some parts of the world more than others) comes with many interesting features to map.

How to map

Christmas Tree

It denotes big trees in public places, not every tree that stands in a front yard.

Christmas Market

The traditional Christmas markets are to be recorded herewith - not every single punch stall.

Christmas Crib / Nativity Scene

Christmas Pyramid

 Christmas pyramids are Christmas decorations that have their roots in the folklore and customs of the Ore Mountain region of Germany, but which have become popular internationally. They comprise a decorated pyramidal outer frame with candle holders and a central carousel with a rotor at the top which is driven by warm air from the lit candles. The carousel is decorated with nativity scenes and other Christmas figures such as angels and wise men, as well as worldly motifs such as mining folk and forest scenes.

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto or Santa's Workshop is a place where children can visit Santa Claus. This could be an area of a shop designed like to look like the place where Santa Claus lives. Popular in the USA, Australia, Ireland and Britain. Other names to describe this feature could include Santaland or Santa's Cottage.

Santa's Letterbox

Place to drop letters to santa.

New Keys found on taginfo

Is the data still relevant?

In order to have the data should also compare these once-date with current events and possibly the tag check_date=YYYY-MM-DD should be provided.

In the foreseeable future there will be an evaluation of it. --Lübeck 14:55, 20 November 2011 (UTC)

Editor preset

A preset for these tags can be added within JOSM.


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Ortspyramide Thalheim.jpg


Previous websites

As of December 2022, these websites are down:

See also