Santa's Reindeer Receive Clean Bill of Health, Approved for Deliveries in Pennsylvania on Christmas Eve
December 19, 2019
On Dec. 19, Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding and Pennsylvania State Veterinarian Dr. Kevin Brightbill joined Santa Claus and his nine reindeer at Hersheypark Christmas Candylane to announce that they have received a clean bill of health and are cleared for take-off on Dec. 24.
"Not everyone knows what takes place behind the scenes to allow Santa and his nine reindeer to take flight on Christmas Eve," said Agriculture Secretary Redding. "Thanks to Dr. Brightbill, his counterpart in the North Pole, and Santa's due diligence, we can expect gifts under the tree Christmas morning."