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Individually crafted more than life-sized Santas are not unknown elsewhere but you would have to be well-heeled to assemble a collection like that seen at Mahone Bay. One artisan who assembles very realistic figures of Father Christmas says that "life-sized Santas draw attention wherever they are displayed. The drama of a majestic, magnificently adorned Kris Kringle, Pere Noel, Father Christmas, Saint Nick, Santa Claus or Saint Nicholas commands attention. Each is so realistic it must be touched to verify that it is an artistic sculpture."
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