Today, the day before Thanksgiving, is unofficially known as the Quietest Day of the year at the North Pole.
While Santa’s workshop, the Wrapping Department and the North Pole Post Office remain hard at work it is also the most requested day off of the year for North Pole elves.
Because there are things elves need to complete on this day at home. For most, that means putting the final touches on their Christmas lights.
On Thanksgiving Night, Santa leads the entirety of North Pole Village on a Christmas Lights Walkabout. Their purpose is to identify and reward the greatest Christmas light display at the North Pole.
While the light walkabout is a festive event that everyone looks forward to it is a huge honor to win the light contest and many elves take this contest very seriously.
Thanksgiving Day is also a big day for pies and many other elves are at home doing their best to make the most outstanding pumpkin, apple, pecan, or chocolate cream pies. Mrs. Claus judges this contest and while it doesn’t get the notice that the Christmas light contest does it too is quite a prestigious win for an elf to win.
While elves are at work there is also ongoing coverage of the Annual Reindeer Games, which seem to be holding everyone’s attention this year.
And if all that wasn’t enough, some elves are finishing up the details of the costumes and trike decorations for tomorrow’s Elf Parade.
For more information about today at the North Pole please listen to the North Pole Radio News report in the player above.