Why hello there!
I am Quinn, the Correspondent Elf from the sleigh tonight.
My mind is on the clock. I assure that Santa's presents are of top quality. I make sure there is fuel for the reindeer, and I guide the team from chimney to glorious chimney. Through all this, I am also your eyes and ears on the ground and in the air.
My job may be stressful, but it certainly is rewarding. I am thrilled to be here for you... whoops! We're late! Santa! We've got to run!
The Command Centre is where the magic happens.
We give the sleigh the information it needs to get around the world safely. We make sure they get the weather updates and air traffic control messages.
Tonight, through this liveblog, we will be providing you with Santa's co-ordinates, keeping you up-to-date on his progress around the world.
Thunderstorm causing delays? Sleigh runner breaks mid-flight? We'll let you know.
Here at the Command Center we hired an extra-elf to keep an eye on the sky! He will be our weather expert... we just want to make sure our lovely Santa does not get lost into a storm - more likely he will be tempted to stop by a candy store and spend the rest of the night there!
few glimpses from the sleigh!
From Wikipedia: Provideniya (Russian: Провиде́ния, lit. of providence) is an urban locality (an urban-type settlement) and the administrative center of Providensky District of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Russia, located on Komsomolskaya Bay (part of Provideniya Bay) in the northeastern part of the autonomous okrug, across the Bering Strait from Alaska, and very close to the International Date Line. Population: 1,972 (2010 Census preliminary results); 2,723 (2002 Census); 5,432 (1989 Census).
Municipally, Provideniya is subordinated to Providensky Municipal District and is municipally incorporated along with the former Rural Settlements of Novoye Chaplino and Sireniki as Provideniya Urban Settlement.
It is served by Provideniya Bay Airport, the closest Russian airport to the United States. There is a technical school, one functioning cinema, a post office, a museum of Chukotka history and culture, one of the only two ski slopes in Chukotka, a bakery complex and port facilities.