Santa & Snow in the Tropics 2: AQUACLAUS & Other Tropical Santas
We continue with our feature on Santa & Snow in the Tropics. Today, we check out the Aquaclaus of Mexico and other Tropical Santas in Hawaii, Bangkok and The Maldives.
“Aquaclaus” of Mexico
Thousands of children and adults visited the zoo in the city of Guadalajara, capital of the western Mexican state of Jalisco to see the “underwater” Santa Claus, who dives in one of the fish tanks at the aquarium.
Also known as “Aqua Claus,“ the character has become the main attraction between Wednesday and Friday at the Guadalajara Zoo during the current Christmas season, aquarium director Luis Eduardo Quintero told Efe.
“It’s the first time we’ve had this Santa and he’s a big hit with the kiddies, who usually imagine the guy coming out of a chimney,” the official said.
Amid algae, stones and fish, the jolly old Christmas elf sparks laughter, surprise and a whole assortment of emotions among the kids watching him. Read more…
Santa Swims with the Fishes in Bangkok
Santa Claus greets spectators during an aquarium show
in Bangkok, Thailand (AP Photo/Apichart Weerawong)
Santa Claus arrives in Waikiki
How Santa Does It in The Maldives
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