As I write this post on December 8th 2011, I think Santa is either sleeping or he is busy in packing his gifts to little and big kids around the world. Most likley he is been reading the letters of millions of children and gives orders to the elves. Right now Santa is at the North Pole, where he lives with Mrs. Claus and the elves who make toys and take care of the reindeer year round! Each year on December 24th, Santa and his reindeer launch from the North Pole very early in the morning for their famous trip around the world.
NORAD Santa’s Tour 2010
Sitting and laughing on his fully-loaded, reindeer-powered sleigh will take off from the North Pole, will soar to the arctic sky and bring joy to poor and rich, from Iceland to Japan and from Athens to Buenos Aires.
There is a big chance to track him live as the NORAD radar will closely surveill Rudolph’s brigh red nose and via satellite you will be able to locate Santa minute-by-minute.
On December 24th 2011 you can track Santa here, from KTG blog. In Greece you can track him after 11 a.m. So, Bookmark this page!
Track Santa with NORAD on December 24th, 2011
Don’t forget to leave some cookies for Santa and some carrots for the reindeers, OK?
15 Days, 11 hours, 51 minutes and 03 seconds before Santa will depart, you can visit the Kids’ Countdown Village every day to discover new surprises. NORAD will offer new holiday game every day until December 24th.
When will Santa arrive at my house?
NORAD tracks Santa, but only Santa knows his route, which means we cannot predict where and when he will arrive at your house. We do, however, know from history that it appears he arrives only when children are asleep! In most countries, it seems Santa arrives between 9:00 p.m. and midnight on December 24th. If children are still awake when Santa arrives, he moves on to other houses. He returns later … but only when the children are asleep.
What route does Santa travel?
Santa usually starts at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean and travels west. So, historically, Santa visits the South Pacific first, then New Zealand and Australia. After that, he shoots up to Japan, over to Asia, across to Africa, then onto Western Europe, Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central and South America. But keep in mind, Santa’s route can be affected by weather, so it’s really unpredictable. NORAD coordinates with Santa’s Elf launch staff to confirm his launch time, but from that point on, Santa calls the shots.
In 2010 Santa launched his tour at 6:00 a.m. EST (5:00 a.m. CST, 4:00 a.m. MST, 3:00 a.m. PST). So I guess in 2011 Sant will start more or less at the same time.
NORAD is a bi-national U.S./Canadian military organization responsible for aerospace warning, aerospace control, and maritime warning in the defense of North America. NORAD provides warning of impending missile and air attacks, safeguards the air sovereignty of North America, and maintains airborne forces for defense against attack. NORAD performs this important mission 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. However, on December 24th each year, NORAD has one additional mission: Tracking Santa around the world! To learn more about NORAD, go to www.norad.mil.
Have a nice and successful Santa Tracking!