Tonight I am working on wrapping up the final posts on our time in New Zealand. But procrastination is a highly underrated skill, and one I happen to be quite good at. So I couldn’t resist making a collage and sharing some of the awesomeness from our time at the Canterbury Museum.
Someone at that place obviously LOVES the Christmas season, and most especially Santa Claus. And they’ve deemed the displays and dioramas at the museum the perfect place to showcase their amazing, large, and quite varied collection of Santas. The collage here is just a sampling of some of the many Santas we saw that day, sharing display space with taxidermied animals, old snowmobiles, dioramas of shipping vessels…if there was a spot to perch a Santa Claus, then they put one there.
I’m quite certain that during our time in the museum I learned far less than I would normally learn. One is far too distracted by the prospect that Santa is mingling with the penguins to actually read the display sign and find out what sort of penguins they were. You may have seen Santa Claus kissing Grandma, but we saw him playing drums on the seat of a snow tractor in the Antarctica Wing!