Giant Santa Statue of Watson, Saskatchewan

The santa statue is 20 feet tall. Wow! In 1932, "Jake" Smith, a Watson hardware merchant conceived of the idea of a Santa Claus Day. If Santa Claus spent days in the city stores why can't he spend a few hours in Watson. So one Saturday in December Santa came on the afternoon passenger train to meet the children and hand out gifts. This idea took off and the community made a day of it with children coming from the surrounding towns and rural areas. Eventually other prairie towns began having Santa Claus Days but the Town of Watson claims to be the Home of the original Santa Claus Day. In recognition of this, they erected their monument.