Parents, you can share this article with your kids to build excitement for Santa’s big visit!
December is almost upon us and you know what that means…Christmas will soon be here! The North Pole is currently buzzing with activity, the tap tap tap of the hammers of hardworking elves filling the air. While the elves make toys, Mrs.Claus is baking cookies, the smell of cinnamon and allspice wafting everywhere you go. This is the most exciting time of the year as everyone begins their countdown to the big day. Before you know it, Santa and his team of reindeer will be taking to the air and visiting all of the well behaved children around the world! He’s already made his list and checked it twice, have you been naughty, or have you been nice?
Did you know: You can receive a certification letter straight from Santa’s office that proves you have been put on the Nice List? Parents, find out how to get in touch with Santa’s office HERE.
The anticipation of Santa’s visit is one of the best things about December. With each passing day, the celebration of joy (and presents) grows closer and you get to sample a little treat out of your advent calendar if you are lucky!
There are a few companies that have joined forces with Santa’s team that allow us to track Santa Claus and his reindeer as he magically flies across the globe. This Christmas Eve, you can visit the website or app of one of these companies to see Santa’s exact location, which will help you get in bed before Santa visits your country. Let’s take a look at a few of your options.
Your favourite search engine and technology company has close ties to Santa’s head developer elf. Even though Santa has the magical power of Christmas spirit, he has still embraced technology in order to build the latest toys and easily travel to the growing population of children all over the world. Santa has provided access to his sleighs dashboard to Google, which allows them to track him in real time on Christmas Eve.
Google has constructed a website called the Santa Tracker Villiage, which you can visit before Christmas Eve to play games and have fun counting down the days with Google’s elves. Don’t forget to go back to their site on Christmas Eve to see what surprises Google and Santa have in store for you!
NORAD stands for the North American Aerospace Defence Command and they were one of the first organizations to get a lock on Santa Claus. NORAD is busy keeping the general public safe, searching the skies for suspicious aircraft and projectiles, so you can imagine their surprise when they detected a magical sleigh flying through the sky on December 24th.
With Santa’s permission, NORAD now tracks Santa’s movements across the sky using the latest satellite technology and shares that information through their website. Military grade equipment allows NORAD to keep a close eye on Santa and will give you fair warning before he swoops down onto your roof!
Whether you use Google, NORAD, or another Santa tracker, watching Santa’s progress on Christmas Eve is a fun traditional for your whole family to enjoy. Traditions are what keep holiday spirit alive, which as we all know is one of the major sources of Santa’s magic powers!