Santa Snow Sculptures
Santa Sculpture in Snow, Ice and Sand
Santa Claus Sculpture Collection
The freezing northern city of Harbin is building what organizers say is the world's largest Santa ice carving. The giant Father Christmas, 160 metres long and 24 metres high. It centres 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, Tang Guangjun, one of the sculptors, informed Will and Guy. '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 said.
Harbin, the capital of Heilongjiang province, China is one of the country's coldest places. Winter temperatures can drop to below -35 C. Every year the city plays host to a world-renowned ice festival. But the effects of global warming are taking a toll as the snow and ice now melt more rapidly than in the past. Organizers reported that they had to artificially make snow for their Santa Claus sculpture. See more on Chinese Ice Festivals
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Home for Sculpted Santas?
This Santa Paid the Price with His Head?
Guy thought that snow picture showed a headless snowman.
Where Did These Snowballs or Ice-balls Come From?
We know a farmer who grows snowballs just outside Tinseltown, Vancouver, Canada. They are a difficult crop to grow and amazingly, the snow balls are ready for harvesting every year on April the first. The farmer is working on a variety of snow balls that he can grow in December so that they are ready for Christmas, unfortunately he cannot get the fairies to plant them at the right time, would you believe they are complaining that Christmas time is too cold to work.
This pure gold statue of Father Christmas weights 20 kilos, Santa even has 10 gold coins in his belt. It was created by Ginza Tanaka and is offered on sale for 200 million yen ($1.8 million). Tanaka's company took 3 months to fashion the statue. Rumour has it that he created 2 or even 3 of these pure gold Santas. It is difficult to judge its size from the picture, but Santa stands about 40 centimetres, those lucky enough to live in Tokyo can see the statue in the Shinsaibashi district of Osaka.
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