Gov. Whitmer, Santa Claus talk with children about holiday safety in video

NORTH POLE — As Michigan kids gear up for the holiday season, Governor Whitmer brought a special guest from the North Pole to her latest virtual meeting to talk to them about staying safe. Santa also reassured the kids that he, the elves and the reindeer have followed all of the COVID-19 safety precautions are able to make the trek from the North Pole 

 “We know this holiday will look different in many ways, but Michigan’s children can be assured that Santa Claus will continue his yearly tradition of visiting millions of children around the world,” said Governor Whitmer. “I know Santa, his elves, and the reindeer have been safe this year and our kids showed them how Michiganders do their part to keep each other safe by wearing a mask, socially distancing, and washing hands frequently.” 

“Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas Michiganders!” said Santa Claus, “I know lots of boys and girls across the great state of Michigan who have been extremely nice and safe this year. Just like every year, I will travel to homes across the world to visit boys and girls and spread holiday cheer. Don’t forget to leave out a carrot for Rudolph so his nose glows extra bright and wear your mask! 

 Click here to watch the governor’s chat with Santa.