With all the gifts wrapped and loaded on his sleigh, the final hurdle Santa faced to deliver to Canadian children has been cleared.
Minister of Transport, Omar Alghabra, has cleared the jolly man and his reindeer to travel in Canadian airspace.
“I’m honoured to clear Santa and his reindeer flight crew for travel in Canadian skies this year,” Alghabra said in a news release. “When I spoke to Santa, he assured me that everything was ready to deliver gifts to Canadian children. I’d like to wish all Canadians from coast-to-coast-to-coast a merry Christmas and festive holiday season.”
The process to approve him for flight was captured in a video shared on Transport Canada’s social media pages.
Test flight? Done ✅
Reindeer health test? Passed ✅
Santa 🎅 isn’t the only person with an impossible mission this holiday season. Watch as Minister Alghabra clears Santa for flight this #Christmas.
Happy Holidays! https://t.co/8miGZclisc pic.twitter.com/3CCesvOBgN
— Transport Canada (@Transport_gc) December 23, 2022
And with those final details sorted out, Santa is on his way to deliver gifts to children around the world.
His whereabouts can be followed on the NORAD Santa Tracker.
Members from the Canadian and American military are on hand tracking where he is for the 67th year.
The team has been tracking his flight path since 3 a.m. PST.
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