photo courtesy of Outrigger
Santa Claus was spotted on Waikiki Beach, enjoying an outrigger canoe ride and leisurely stroll along the popular vacation spot. Santa appears to have ditched the North Pole for a little pre-holiday R&R leaving his workshop in the care of his elves. Mrs. Claus was not by his side for this seaside adventure leaving many wondering if he made this Hawaii vacation solo.
Santa was all smiles as he raised a shaka, delighting onlookers. He donned a festive suite trading in his traditional long pants and solid red, for shorts and a red-and-white checkered ensemble. It was a beautiful day in Waikiki showing Santa why so many people love traveling to Hawaii to escape the cold!
Our sources tell us Santa is staying in Waikiki for several days and will travel to the outer islands before returning home to the North Pole. Celebrities often come to Oahu including President Obama, Sandra Bullock, Will Smith, and George Clooney. While Santa's style is much more laid back, perhaps he will dine at celeb favorite Nobu Waikiki during his stay. Sources note that the jolly fellow arrived with multiple locked suitcases, leaving us to believe Santa will be checking his naughty and nice list each night instead of partaking in Waikiki nightlife.
With just a week left before his yearly all-nighter, Santa's relaxing Hawaiian vacation is sure to recharge his spirits. Now we all know how he gets those signature rosy cheeks!