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.
I was just over at Santa’s workshop and saw Mrs. Claus meeting with Elf Bernard. She is very happy with how things are going over there and Elf Bernard seemed to be thrilled with the congratulations that Mrs. Claus gave to him.
Elf Bernard is kind of a funny guy. He’s a little grumpy now and then and we don’t see him smile much. But he was smiling today.
Santa’s workshop has a huge job, as you know.
Part of what makes their job so hard is so many kids change their minds about what they want for Christmas.
If you know what you want, it helps Elf Bernard and his elves in Santa’s workshop if you tell Santa want it is that you want.
Santa reads all that mail, makes lots of lists and those lists kind of become production orders for Elf Bernard and his team.
So the earlier you give your final wishlist to Santa the easier you make it for Elf Bernard and the elves over there in the workshop.