Santa zooms into Kentucky Children’s Hospital for virtual visits

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ/KENTUCKY CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL) – Santa Claus, who stops by the Kentucky Children’s Hospital every year to visit with patients and families, is doing his visits a little differently this year.

“It’s different because I usually visit the children at their place,” said Santa. “But this year, I’m letting them visit me at the North Pole.”

Santa took two-year-old Mac-Mac on a virtual tour, showing him a video of Dancer and Prancer playing in the snow, a sneak peek of the toys in the workshop and a video that Santa shot last year flying his sleigh. Mrs. Claus stopped by and Zippity the Elf zipped in to report to Santa that Mac-Mac had been extra good this year.

Mac-Mac’s favorite part was a video that showed Rudolph when he first joined Santa’s team. He watched as reindeer played in the snow ­– one of which was easily identifiable with his telltale red glowing nose.

Before he signed off, Santa wished Mac-Mac and his mom a very merry Christmas. Mac-Mac responded with an excited “ho ho ho”.

When asked by UKNow what people should do to get on Santa’s nice list, Santa said everyone should maintain a social distance, wash their hands and wear a mask.

“We want to be safe and stay healthy,” said Santa. “We know we’re going to beat this virus, but we have to be careful and do what we need to do. And that will make next Christmas all that more enjoyable.”


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