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Rail Cars Move Coal into Big Building with No Name

Hi everyone! Within the past couple of days a short rail line has been set up between the huge mountain of coal and the Big Building with No Name. In the past few hours rail car after rail car has started hauling coal into the building. The building continues to…


Live Radio Broadcast Begins in 12 Hours

It may not be Christmas Eve where you are…but it is nearly so for folks living in Samoa and other island nations way out in the far South Pacific. For their sake, and for others in neighboring time zones, the North Pole begins their LIVE radio news coverage when Christmas…


Wrapping Department Re-Opens

Greetings! Good news! Elf Wally has re-opened the Wrapping Department and they are working hard at this hour in trying to catch up to the Workshop. Elf Wally says he has a lot of inexperienced hands working with him right now so it will take a while to get up…


Tips for Tracking Santa

Merry Christmas! Within 24 hours many of you will be starting to track Santa on his merry flight. We wanted to give you some tips from the Tracking Department for the most effective means of following along with Santa online: 1. Use an old fashioned flat paper map. Many stores…


Santa’s Reindeer are Ready

Hi everyone! I checked in with Elf Victor a little while ago just to see how the reindeer are doing. Elf Victor says the reindeer are all in fine health. Santa’s “A-team” of reindeer – Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph – are resting at an…


Elves Prepare the Sleigh Bells

Howdy! One of the forgotten parts of Santa’s sleigh is getting a lot of attention this morning: the sleigh bells. Elf Gloria explains that the sleigh bells have to be tuned precisely. Each of the bells is made by hand and tuned by a master musician. They work on them…


24 Hours Until North Pole Radio Broadcast Begins

Hi everyone! We are, right now, just 24 hours away from beginning our live radio broadcasts from the North Pole Newsroom on Kringle Radio . This merry tradition brings live radio updates of news we share here on SantaUpdate.com. Santa listens to Kringle Radio. He selects the music himself and…


What makes Rudolph’s nose red?

Dear Ernest (on behalf of Elf Victor, Santa’s head of reindeer operations), What makes Rudolph’s nose red? Does Rudolph have any other family that has…mmmm…a blue nose or a green nose or something like that? JC Dallas, USA He was born with it. No other member of Rudolph’s family has…


North Pole Post Office Overrun with Mail

Greetings! Elf Hugo reports that electronic mail streaming into the North Pole is coming in at a record pace at this hour. He assures us this is completely normal and that they are prepared for it. With Christmas Eve just a short time away the mail always picks up for…


Major Winter Storm Wallops the North Pole

Hi everyone! As forecast the snow has arrived in the form of a fierce winter blizzard here at the North Pole. The winds are howling and snow is piling up at a rate of six to eight inches of snow per hour. This storm and the others lined up behind…


What will Santa do with all this coal?

Greetings all! The huge mountain of coal at the North Pole continues to grow. More and more of it keeps coming in every day and the pile just gets larger. We cannot imagine what Santa needs with all this coal. Some have speculated that Santa has a lot of naughty…


Put a Name Tag on Your Christmas Tree

Breaking News! Santa instructed me this morning to put out the word that Santa would like you to place a name tag of some sort on your Christmas tree before he visits late on Christmas Eve. As discussed earlier this month in a Santa Update Santa believes every home should…


Santa Announces the Office of the North Pole Navy

Hi everyone! Stunning news to announce this morning: Santa has just informed us that he has organized a new department to be known as the North Pole Navy. Yes, Santa will have ships. We’re not sure what this means, exactly. Santa didn’t explain it much. The new office will NOT…


Tracking Department Begins Operations

Merry Christmas! Moments ago the coordinated countdown clocks at the North Pole lit up with red lights – that means the Tracking Department is now in business. The Tracking Department has a big job. Every year they plot out Santa’s flight plan, look for dangers out there in the weather…

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