Around the World in One Night: NORAD Santa Tracker 2022

Calling all parents everywhere! Did you forget to move that Elf on the Shelf again? Maybe you won’t get around to baking those Christmas cookies this year or hunting for those matching pajamas? Didn’t make gingerbread houses, or tirelessly research the best Christmas lights in your area? Don’t panic— the NORAD Santa Tracker has you covered with a fun and easy way to track Santa’s whereabouts on Christmas Eve. 

The Official NORAD Santa tracker will indeed take some pressure off parents who face the relentless question— where is Santa?

Now that we are well into “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” kids all over the world (and the young at heart) look forward to this fun activity year after year. Santa has made his travel plans available on Christmas Eve for more than 65 years, with millions of visitors from over 200 countries and territories around the world. Watching Santa fly around the world on his sleigh builds the anticipation and excitement of Christmas morning and provides a fun geography lesson as well. He’ll make it to every corner of the globe, after all.

Parents don’t need to be responsible for creating all the holiday magic. No need to scroll aimlessly through Pinterest Christmas ideas this year looking for a new tradition, because the tracker is also conveniently available on the following social media platforms:

When you’re ready to kick up your feet, have some eggnog, and keep the kids entertained on Christmas Eve, the NORAD Santa Tracker will be there. It might even help them get to bed on time to reenergize for the big day. And let’s face it, parents need it too because their job will not be finished. For other pressing questions such as “How does Santa travel around the world in one night?” or “How do the reindeer fly?”, you may still need to sprinkle in a little extra Christmas magic.

Check out some fun Santa-tracking blogs in the HSDL from previous years here.

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