A fierce North Pole blizzard has descended on the North Pole in advance of the annual Reindeer Games and the events surrounding Thanksgiving.
“The storm came in a little faster than we anticipated,” admitted Elf Seymour Snow, head elf in the Weather Department at North Pole Flight Command. “We have winds in excess of 75 mph, which makes the amount of snow we’re getting very challenging to deal with.”
Elf Victor, head of Reindeer Operations at the North Pole, said the Reindeer Games will go forward as scheduled this Saturday, November 18th.
“The reindeer have to operate in all kinds of weather and this is why we don’t cancel the games,” Elf Victor said. “Of course, we’ll keep everyone safe. But this will affect competition in some cases because weather slows everyone down. And spectators will be challenged if they brave the elements to watch the games. The games are not about anyone but the reindeer and we will only cancel them if Santa deems conditions too unsafe for them.”
Other events scheduled into next week include the Thanksgiving Day Elf Parade, the Turkey Bowl, the Annual Walk of Christmas lights – all events that take place outside. Like the Reindeer Games, these events go forward “rain or shine.”
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