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Jet Ski Santa: At 10:30 a.m. at the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora, Santa jet-skis to the resort's Otemanu Beach. After drying off, 'Ol Saint Nick hands out gifts to kids -- dolls and toys for the little ones, faux pearls for little girls to make necklaces with, little cars and the like for the little boys and mother of pearl jewelry for the older kids.

Santa Paws: For those who love spending the holidays with their four-legged friends, Kimpton hotels across the country have a Santa just for pets named Santa Paws. At Kimpton's The Muse New York, Safety Director Jonathon McDonald traded in his badge for a white, fluffy beard to play Santa Paws. A sturdy six feet, one inch tall, McDonald is normally responsible for maintaining the 200-room hotel's daily safety operations, from monthly fire inspections to monitoring security cameras. For Christmas, he instead helped the hotel's furry friends enjoy treats and toys.

Waterskiing Santa: At the Beaches Resorts in Turks & Caicos Santa has been known to enter on a jet ski, speed boat and even waterskiing.

Dancing Santa: Clothing store Aeropostale is taking Christmas to a new level at its Time Square store in New York. Anybody who buys something at the store can get their picture taken -- and instantly printed -- with the dancing Santa overlooking Times Square.

Tropical Santa: Santa and Mrs. Claus need a vacation, just like the rest of us. At the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel the famous duo can be spotted around the resort in tropical attire -- Hawaiian shirts, sunglasses and shorts. Santa and Mrs. Claus also have their own customized Tiki hut and Santa rides around the resort in a decked-out golf cart that is sure to make all the elves jealous.

Roller Coaster Santa: The Fraternal Order of Real Bearded Santas meet at Knott's Berry Farm in Buena Park, Calif., every January. Sleighs might offer an amazing ride but there's nothing like a few dozen Santas on a roller coaster.

Sexy Santa: In Florida, the W Fort Lauderdale transformed its valet area into Santa's Workshop, complete with a one-of-a-kind Ferrari-powered sleigh and Santa's special helpers, the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders. The event is part of a food drive for charity. And of course to add a little spice to the holiday.

Scuba Santa: St. Nick can even be found underwater at the California Academy of Sciences where he dives into the Philippine Coral Reef tank twice a day. He even wears an underwater microphone so he can talk to kids on the other side of the glass.

Hawaiian Santa: For more than a decade at the Halekulani hotel, on Honolulu's Waikiki Beach, Santa arrives Christmas Eve by outrigger canoe at sunset. There might not be reindeer or snow in Hawaii, but at least jolly Saint Nick finds a way to travel.

Lobsterman Santa: In Kennebunkport, Maine it only makes sense that Santa would arrive on a lobster boat accompanied by life-size lobster elves.

Safari Santa: California's Safari West has a special safari guide who gets up close and personal with the animals, including Dozer the giraffe.

Balloon Pilot Santa: The Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum has special holiday crafts, face painting and balloon hats but also places Santa in the unique perch of a hot air balloon.

Santa Gondolier: The Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego offers gondola cruises with a Santa gondolier who serenades guests with holiday carols.

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