Visitors to California's Disneyland were treated to an impromptu Santa Claus stunt show when the big man got thrown off his sleigh.

Video shows a section of the float abruptly flipping forward, ejecting St. Nick and his bag of presents from the sleigh. Santa never hit the ground however, because he was chained to his ride. So he ended up just hanging out for a bit.

"At first we thought it was part of the show then we realized Santa was being held by a chain that was keeping him from falling to the ground," a witness said. "Everyone was stunned and confused. He was hanging there for a few minutes. Finally, he came down and waved to everyone laughing with his traditional, 'Ho, ho, ho!'"

More From 97X