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SALT LAKE CITY -- Patients at Primary Children's Medical Center got a surprise visit from Santa Thursday, in the form of a life-size ice sculpture.

Bernhard Gotz, executive chef at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City, started the holiday tradition at Primary Children's in 1984. Gotz and a team of ice-carvers use chainsaws and chisels to carve 30 400-pound blocks of ice into a large Santa and his reindeer.

"We are proud to support this special holiday tradition at Primary Children's Medical Center and hope it brings a smile to everyone who sees it," said Bruce T. Fery, CEO of The Grand America Hotels and Resorts.

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