Even Santa’s elves are getting into the selfie thing. There they are, larger than life, telling Santa and Mrs. Claus and their reindeer to smile for the camera.
It takes a lot of grit to do that -- not because it’s cheeky but because this is a sand sculpture at the Sheraton Waikiki.
The hotel’s main lobby is well-known for its sand sculptures, which change throughout the year. For the holidays, “Santa’s Serenade” features Santa Claus serenading the missus on a ukulele. It uses 8 tons of sand, is 7 feet wide and 7 feet tall.
Santa’s Selfie, in the hotel’s porte cochere, is even larger: 16 feet wide and 9 feet tall and made with 24 tons of sand.
It features Santa and Mrs. Claus surrounded by reindeer and Hawaiian-themed elves. One of them is holding a cellphone and taking a group photo.
Sandsational Sand Sculpting, a Melbourne, Fla., company, has been crafting the works of art for Sheraton Waikiki since 2007. Previous creations have included a group of fireknife dancers and voyagers in a Polynesian canoe.
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