Just a few days before Christmas, Santa is reading the last letters and urges the elves to finish and festively wrap the toys to fill his huge sack. Much to my knowledge, also the reindeer, including Rudolf himself personally, are zealously consuming their training program in order to manage their task on the Christmas Eve.
As in the years before, everybody can comfortably track Santa on his tour around the world. From North Pole to Hawaii and from Greece to Turkey. Because Santa is generous and gives a present to all kids.
Since last year however, there are two ways to track Santa:
The old fashioned day via NASA’s North American Aerospace Defence Command NORAD official website here
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. 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.
NORAD Tracks Santa Command Video 2013
NORAD Tracks Santa 2012 – Greece/Turkey
Alternatively there is Track Santa the the Google-Earth way with the help of google maps.
While having to wait for one more day and some 20 hours to track Santa you can visit the official website of Norad and Google and play games, read stories, etc etc.
PS to tell you the truth, I loved tracking Santa when Norad and Google were working together. Now it’s too complicated. Considering that Norad and Google clocks show one hour time difference, I wonder how Santa will be in one place and return after one hour. That’s THE END OF SANTA!!!