Remember on Christmas Eve that Santa's preparations start early in the day. When I was a kid little was known of Santa's incredible journey on December 24 but these days children are much luckier. Modern technology has opened up a more hands on approach to Santa and you can now track his journey around the world if you want to.
Big and little kids around the world are now able to track Santa's journey on Christmas Eve, the start of the Christmas festivities. Mums and Dads may still have a lot of work to do but, as most children are now on holiday from school, they might be able to visit the website.
NORAD has an official website that tracks Santa on his Christmas Eve travels. It has a few surprises in store also. You will need to check in on Christmas Eve as the site is only fully operational for this one day each year. The site goes live at 9am Christmas Eve. NORAD usually is only responsible for protecting North America from incoming nuclear missiles but for one day each year it has special duties monitoring Santa's journey.
NORAD uses radar and satellite technology to follow Santa, as well as utilising the infra-red signature left by Rudolph's red nose. Surprisingly NORAD has been tracking Santa since 1955 but I guess it must have been kept secret back then. The Internet has allowed a more visual chance to follow the big guy. Google maps and updates will provide Santa's latest location throughout Christmas Eve. This service is unable to predict the exact time that Santa will visit you. This is as we all know is due to his magical abilities.
See roughly though what time Father Christmas may be in your neck of the woods to avoid any last minute hitches. You don't want to be awake when he arrives, do you?
Merry Christmas to everyone then and I hope Santa brings you all your heart desires, if he can.