A sparkling decked with a towering Christmas tree and colourful nativity scene visited Nossa Senhora de Fatima in Manaus this week, anchoring on the banks of the River Negro.
Santa Claus disembarked, ringing a bell and wishing everyone a "Merry Christmas." He brought with him food parcels, children's toys, and much festive cheer.
A vibrant fireworks display also lit up the night sky.
Fabiola Ferreira Melo was there with her four-year-old daughter. She welcomed the surprise for local children who are not used to such Christmas cheer.