Who knows how he got here from the North Pole, and what’s behind that crinkly smile – CITC marketing manager George George certainly isn’t about to speculate.
All he knows it that the Tropical Christmas team of businesses is delighted to people to bring Father Christmas – and a little festive happiness – to Cook Islands.
“Tropical Christmas wants to share the magic of Christmas to all our little kids,” he says. “Christmas is a time to celebrate as a nation, a time for giving.”
Children from around Rarotonga rushed from school into town for yesterday’s big Christmas parade, featuring superheroes, Minions and this year, the characters from Frozen.
Tomorrow, Santa and Elfie appear at the Punanga Nui Market.