Santa is coming to town


Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus,
Right down Santa Claus lane
He’s got a bag that’s filled with toys
For boys and girls again…

EVERYONE loves Santa Claus, and no matter how old we are, our fascination for the round man in red doesn’t go away.

As children, we are told that on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus rides his sleigh for his trip around the world to deliver gifts to little boys and girls included in his “nice” list.


This man we also call Saint Nick, Father Christmas or Kris Kringle is portrayed as a stout white-bearded man in a red coat with white collar and cuffs, white-cuffed red trousers, and black leather belt and boots and who carries a bag full of gifts.

We continue to embrace the magic of Santa Claus, especially now that Christmas is fast approaching again.

Discover different representations of Santa Claus at a one-stop Santa shop on a parking lot along N. Escario Street. Two tents serve as temporary shelter to a platoon of little and big Santas, waiting for a new place to call their home on Christmas.


The display, which started Sept. 1, features Santa Claus figures made of fiber resin. The manufacturers, Lindley Rebuyon and a friend, have brought them to Cebu all the way from Luzon.

Here are unique Santa characters—riding a motorbike, aboard a hot air balloon, sitting on a crescent moon, holding a guitar, paragliding, serving baked treats, etc. There are small figurines that fits in the palm of your hand and others as big as four feet tall. Prices range from P50 to P18,000. Check them out every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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