Forget ice. Sand sculptures are a draw in Waikiki

Forget ice. Sand sculptures are a draw in Waikiki

WAIKIKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - There's tons of sand in the lobby of the Sheraton Waikiki — and it's supposed to be there.

The hotel's holiday display features huge sand sculptures that depict the 12 Days of Christmas.

The sand sculptures have become something of a tradition for the Sheraton.

Past sculptures paid tribute to the Hokulea and Namaka, the sea goddess.

Sandsational Sand Sculpting, a Florida company, has already finished up two sand sculptures for this year's display and is working on more.

The first sculpture to be completed — a Santa enjoying mai tais — is made of eight tons of sand.

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