Santa Claus idled his sleigh for a day and instead arrived at Thai Garden Resort on the back of a huge elephant to the cheers of the Pattaya hotel’s guests and visiting children.
Pupils from Tung Klom Talman School were present to entertain everyone with Christmas carols, creating the right Christmas atmosphere for all.
With a huge sack filled of presents, Santa sat down in the lobby in a specially prepared Christmas Corner to talk to the children and give them their gifts.
Afterward, the approximately 200 guests dined on a turkey buffet and relaxed around the pool.
Owner Gerrit Niehaus and his wife Anselma, General Manager Rene Pisters and Manager Danilo Becker and their families joined the party, as well as members of the Rotary Club of Phoenix Pattaya and Plauderstunde.
Santa Claus arrives a Thai Garden on the back of a huge elephant.
Santa welcomes young children to his corner to receive gifts.
Children from the Tung Klom Talman School prepare to sing Christmas Carols.
Santa Claus visits Gerrit Niehaus (sitting right) and his wife Anselma (standing behind him), along with Gene and Kitty Toebosch.
Andrew, the handsome son (middle) of general manager Rene Pisters with his mother Ploy (right next to him) and some of her friends.