VIDEO: Santa Claus speaks to Independent.ie and delivers a special message to children across Ireland
Santa Claus sat down with the Independent.ie team to reveal a few secrets and share a very special message with the children of Ireland as he prepares to deliver toys to them on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Eve is the busiest day of the year for Santa Claus as he travels the world to deliver presents and goodwill to all.
He's been working hard for the last 12 months, along with his team of elves, to make sure that everything goes to plan on the big night.
He's read through all of the naughty and nice lists and the very nice list (reserved for children who have been especially good this year).
All of the toys are wrapped up and packed away in Santa's sack and the reindeer are eager to take to the skies for the favourite night of the year.
The Independent.ie team managed to chat with Santa for a few minutes as he visited some of his elves in Brown Thomas on Dublin's Grafton Street.
He shared lots of secrets with the team, including the magic ingredient that reindeer eat to help them fly. He also let us know what their favourite snack is (spoiler: it's not carrots) and revealed the most surprising news of all... Rudolph has a girlfriend!
Santa also had a very special Christmas wish for the children of Ireland.
Merry Christmas from Independent.ie