The security team, led by Kim Young-mok, at Coex Mall in Seoul, South Korea, decided to work their shifts this year while dishing out some holiday cheer in Santa outfits.

The team perform high kicks and other judo moves and hand out free sweets – needless to say they’ve been a hit with the public.

Shopper Lee Seung-mee, 19, said: “Security guards in their uniforms always scare me. Today they were wearing Santa outfits and doing some performances – they look very friendly and nice.”

Not only have the new costumes kept customers happy, but they’ve also been a huge PR success for the mall. See their kung fu moves here: