Katy Perry Celebrates An Early Christmas In Austria

The holiday season is upon us, which means that it's time to put the Bob Dylan Christmas album on your iPod, hit up your local mall to fight with other shoppers and gorge yourself on marzipan snowmen. Everybody celebrates this period differently, but for Katy Perry, the Christmas season is about dressing up in a sexy Santa outfit and treating fans in Austria to one of her traditionally balls-out concerts. After spending time snowboarding with boyfriend Russell Brand at the Silvretta Arena Ischgl-Samnaun ski resort, she took the stage in Ischgl and performed for 20,000 fans on Sunday night (November 29).

The show, which was the season-opening celebration for the resort, featured a hit-packed set and all of Perry's usual assortment of live gimmicks (including a giant glowing heart). The stage also had a pair of cannons re-creating the conditions outside the venue. "I hadn't realized they would have canons blasting snow onto the stage during the performance," she admitted from the stage. "It's f---ing cold!" As always, Perry bent over backwards to entertain her audience (quite literally, as you can see).

While many people will be taking time off over the next month, Perry will stay busy. She's still working on her second album (which includes collaborations with Rivers Cuomo, Greg Wells and Tricky Stewart) and her voice can currently be heard on the just-released MTV Unplugged (which features her cover of Fountains of Wayne's "Hackensack") as well as Timbaland's upcoming album Shock Value 2.

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