Thursday, 24 December 2015

Google, NORAD Santa Tracker 2015: Where is Santa Claus right now?

The Jolly Old Elf – Santa Claus himself – is getting ready to deliver toys to the good boys and girls around the world tonight.

So naturally, many want to know: Where is Santa Claus right now in his journey?

There will be lots of eyes on Santa and his reindeer as he makes his way around the world but as any elf will tell you, St. Nick won't be coming down the chimney until everyone is sound asleep.

It's a good thing, then, that the North American Aerospace Defense Command is keeping an eye on Santa so that little ones will know when he's nearing.

For 60 years, volunteers with NORAD have been tracking Santa to let people know when he will be arriving in their town.

Santa usually makes his appearance between 9 p.m. and midnight but you can follow along with NORAD to see exactly where he is.

You can track Santa here or follow along tomorrow night as brings you NORAD's live feed showing where Santa and his reindeer are. And since he's a thoroughly modern Santa.

Last year, NORAD received more than 134,000 phone calls and answered over 6,500 emails. It's tracking website had more than 21 million unique visitors from more than 230 countries.

Google Santa Tracker

NORAD isn't the only place keeping an eye on Santa this year. Google is also joining in the fun with its own tracker to let people know where St. Nick is.

Google has been tracking Santa for 11 years and its site is full of games to keep the little ones busy before Santa arrives. There's even some coding and geography lessons mixed in the interactive website.

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