The Big Santa Claus
Christmas never ends in the North Pole. It's a year-round event filled with merry-making and gift-buying. In this alpine-style village you can sip hot chocolate and eat fudge while searching for new Christmas ornaments. And, of course, greeting visitors to the North Pole is a 42-foot-tall fiberglass giant clothed in red, white, and black and holding his list of naughty and nice. The history behind this giant Santa is long - he was originally built in 1962 for the World's Fair in Seattle, but in 1978 his festively plump 900-pound body was driven on trucks headed for the North Pole. When he finally reached his destination he was reassembled and put on display in 1983. A happy ending for Old Saint Nick.