The NORAD Santa Tracker not only gives real-time updates on Santa’s path so you can track Santa right now, but the website also fully equips parents for two of the biggest questions on Christmas Eve: “When will Santa Claus come to our house?” and “Where is Santa Claus now?”
Here’s how to answer:
Santa arrives between 9pm-midnight on December 24th. If children are still awake when Santa arrives, he moves on to other houses. He returns later, but only when the children are asleep.
Now that explains it all…recite and remember.
But if you want specifics on other important details, here is a break down:
—Santa is AT LEAST 16 centuries old.
—Santa probably stands about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 260 pounds (before cookies).
—Santa’s sleigh is a versatile, all weather, multi-purpose, vertical short-take-off and landing vehicle.
—For up the minute live videos, click here. They appear every hour on Christmas Eve.
And here is one more question answered by NORAD that you are guaranteed to be asked at some point tonight.
How can Santa travel the world within 24 hours?
NORAD intelligence reports indicate that Santa does not experience time the way we do. His trip seems to take 24 hours to us, but to Santa it might last days, weeks or even months. Santa would not want to rush the important job of delivering presents to children and spreading joy to everyone, so the only logical conclusion is that Santa somehow functions within his own time-space continuum.
Thanks NORAD. (Now if only Santa could tackle my to-do list!)
Merry Christmas to all!
Image: Wikimedia Commons, NORAD Public Affairs, Bob Jones