Annual flight to the North Pole; 18 NL youth meet the man in the red suit!

Santa had a very early start in the North Pole as a Provincial Airlines plane left St. john’s with 18 very excited children and one parent. Every child had a question that they wanted Santa to answer and the children were selected by 99.1 Hits FM. Santa is advised there were many thousand entries.

When the plane landed in the North Pole, and was pulled into the big hanger, Santa boarded the plane and met every child. An elf followed Santa and delivered gifts. Santa’s teddy stayed with Olivia, a beautiful little girl who is diabetic and has a feeding tube. Her question was “Can Santa fix sick little girls and boys?”

You get one chance to made a memory for a child. We have kept the dream alive for 18 children who will never forget their adventure this morning.

After the Flight to the North Pole, Santa went to a seniors home where family and friends gathered to meet Santa.

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Santa sits with little Grant at Tiffany Village

Once that was completed, we did floor visits on the Assisted Living Floors. As we got off the elevator on one floor, an attendant came quickly and asked if Santa could visit a specific room for the elderly resident was dying and the family had gathered. I stopped for moment and said a quiet word with St. Nicholas and asked him to go into the room first. (St. Nick travels with Santa in difficult times.)

We went into the living area where somber family sat in quiet vigil. We talked quietly as members went into the bedroom and said their goodbyes. Santa reached into his mail bag and took out teddy and gave it to a family member who hugged it. As I got ready to leave, a woman said that they would take teddy into the bedroom. They thanked Santa for coming.

So a morning with 18 children on a plane and now in a unit where a soul is departing. And only half of Santa’s day is done. 75 children are next.

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