China’s freezing northern city of Harbin is building what organizers say is the world’s largest Santa Claus ice sculpture.
The giant Father Christmas, 160 meters (525 ft) long and 24 meters (79 ft) high, centers on an enormous face of Father Christmas, complete with flowing beard and hat.
Its huge size and unseasonably warm temperatures have made the job especially challenging, said Tang Guangjun, one of the sculptors.
"It is even bigger and higher than last year’s, and more difficult. The weather swings between warm and cold, so it becomes very wet and slippery on the ice. It is very dangerous for us," he told Reuters Television.
December 27, 2008
World’s Largest Santa Snow Sculpture - Harbin,China
Christmas has come and gone and if you’re going through Santa Claus withdrawal syndrome, here’s a post for you: the world’s largest Santa Claus snow sculpture in Harbin, China.