It's the 1st of December, and for me that means one thing.... The NORAD Santa Tracker website is open! NORAD have just launched their Santa Tracker website for 2022, where on Christmas Eve you'll be able to watch Father Christmas and his reindeer fly around the world on a satellite map, tracking his progress around the world delivering presents.
In the run up to Christmas Eve the website is full of fun festive features to enjoy including an arcade games calendar with a new interactive game to unlock every day.
The NORAD website is run by the North American Aerospace Defense Command every year as a fun way for children all around the world to see Santa on his journey on his busiest night of the year.
The website has a cinema where you can watch short films about Santa and NORAD, a music stage where you can listen to wonderfully festive Christmas songs, and a library where you can learn about Santa, his magical sleigh and holiday traditions from around the world.
On Christmas Eve is when the real magic happens, as the trackers themselves go live, showing Santa leaving the North Pole and making his way around the world to deliver presents.
Check the website and any time on Christmas Eve and it will show you where Santa is. He travels first to New Zealand and Australia, then on to Japan, over Asia and to Africa, before heading to Europe, Canada, the US and Central and South America. Hopefully the children will be fast asleep before the trackers show Santa reaching our country, but it's great fun for children to see where he is as he makes his way around the world.