Santa 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.
Certified Santa Trackers are on duty today, scheduled to start their official check-in procedure as part of pre-flight operations. Kringle Radio will be hosting a special program just for them and it begins just six hours from right now.
You can hear it by tuning in to Kringle Radio on any one of our websites.
The show will guide trackers through their checklists as they come on board sector-by-sector. For more information or to become a Certified Santa Tracker yourself, just visit SantaTrackers.net.
And stay tuned after the tracker show because that’s when the BIGGEST radio show of the year begins, with Tracking Santa Around the World.
We’re only hours away from it being Christmas Eve in the South Pacific. You’ll want to stay tuned!
The official count of new tracker elves signed up through SantaTrackers.net is just over three million so far – a very impressive number!
But we need more. Santa reviewed the numbers when he called in to a special meeting just held at Flight Command.
He was pleased. But he reminded us that the more trackers we can have out there in the world the more we can have other elves helping out at the North Pole.
He too, thinks we will meet the goal. But he hopes to actually blow that total away.
It’s possible. We had so many last year that signed up at the last minute. We didn’t think we would meet the goal but when we counted it all up after Santa was finished and it was way more than we even hoped for. We’re thinking that could happen this year.