Santa Plans a New Workshop

Santa Plans a New Workshop

Santa's WorkshopSanta announced today that a new workshop is planned to be constructed in 2018.

Santa’s workshop has been remodeled many times since its construction more than 170 years ago. But never has it been replaced. The new workshop will be built behind the current structure. When it is completed the old workshop will be remodeled yet again and will be used as a backup facility for special projects.

Elf Bernard, head elf in Santa’s workshop, expressed great excitement over the news. “The workshop is one of the last places at the North Pole to get a modern upgrade,” he said. “We love that old building with the history of serving Santa and all he does. But we are ready for a new time. We are ready to take on new technology, to expand our skills and to be more efficient in meeting the needs of modern generations.”

In his announcement today Santa Claus admitted that he considered tearing the old building down altogether but he feels the building is still very useful.

We do not know what special projects are planned for the old building.

It is expected that the new workshop will take several months to construct and that elves may not be able to move into the new workshop until sometime next fall.

Until then the old workshop will remain in operation.

Please stay with us here in the New Year. We expect a lot more news to report in the months ahead.

Elf Ernest

A Fresh Start

A Fresh Start

Tomorrow is a big day at the North Pole. We meet together in the first of our meetings to review the year gone by and to make plans for the year ahead.

I have many things on my mind. In fact, I’ve already started to make some lists.

Today I took a walk over to the North Pole Post Office. Being a Sunday on a holiday weekend they are closed. That is kind of why I went there. This has become a tradition of mine.

I sat down to go through the mail — YOUR mail.

It has been all sorted and I’m not looking to read everything. I’m looking for your questions, your ideas, and your suggestions. We want to make the news coverage of Santa and the North Pole better. We want to answer more questions and to provide the kind of information you are looking for.

I am not the only one who has this idea to read the mail. I had only been at the Post Office for about a half an hour when Santa walked in. He does the same thing.

Santa was concerned because the mail gets sorted. He sees everything addressed to him. But he doesn’t see everything. He came to the post office today for the same reason I did. He wants to know what children, parents and followers of the North Pole think.

Santa and I held kind of an informal meeting on our own. It was very productive. Even fun!

Santa is an idea man. He is BURSTING with ideas. He has some really good ideas for 2018.

But before we go crazy and just start doing things I want to make sure we get all of YOUR ideas.

If you have spare moment today could you just send me your thoughts about the website, the North Pole news we publish, the Santa tracking information, the radio shows, the 800-number and texting service, the social media channels — you know, all the stuff we already do and let me know what you think about them and how we can improve them?

Just go to this link and let me know what you think.

This last year was great. But this next year can be better. I am dedicated to finding out how to make it better and getting the help we need to make it so. Please lend your voice and ideas in that effort.


Elf Ernest

North Celebrates a Wild Christmas

North Celebrates a Wild Christmas

It has been an eventful Christmas for folks at the North Pole — and the craziness just hasn’t stopped.

The clouds parted just long enough for Santa and Mrs. Claus to enjoy a picture perfect landing over a thick, thick blanket of new snow. But not long after everyone had retired to the Claus residence to enjoy Christmas together than the storm started up again with a fury.

Christmas was celebrated by candlelight as the high winds knocked out power to everything at the North Pole, including the data center that powers Santa’s websites.

We have been in the cold and the dark for days since.

In fact, judging from much of the mail we are receiving from many of you in northern areas Old Man Winter is giving the chills to many people during this week of Christmas.

But hearts here are merry.

We’ve been put behind in our tasks yet again due to the weather but we gratefully acknowledge your many messages of love, thanks and well wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Thank you for writing to us and telling us of your Christmas. And thank you for following along with us all year.

We hope you stick around as we begin a new countdown and the celebration of yet another Christmas ahead.

Elf Ernest