Here is a suspended version that I did. Santa is mounted on a 20' pole that is 3' in the ground.  Last year I tried using 1 3/8 fence top rail, but the sleigh and 9 reindeer were too heavy and that pole was way to flimsy.  It is now mounted on 20' of 1 1/2 conduit with a 10' piece of 2" conduit that reinforces the center connection.  It still has to have guy wires to support it.  For the deer, they hang on black 550 cord which goes from the top of the pole inside the sleigh to J hooks