Google’s Santa tracker has gone live and you can follow his journey as he delivers presents to eagerly awaiting children. At the time of writing, Santa’s current location was Hohhot, China, with more than 960 million presents delivered. The tracker tells you how long until Father Christmas arrives at your location and gives real-time updates on how far he’s been and how many presents he’s delivered.
It is the 15th year Google has launched its Santa tracker and alongside the traditional tracker, the tech giant has a range of holiday activities for the children.
A new element for 2018, you can also track Santa through Google Maps by going to ‘Location Sharing’ within the service and you can keep an eye on where Father Christmas.
There are a host of free games to be played, a holiday emoji creator, a code-created snowflake maker, videos, and all sorts of other Christmassy goodies.
The website has been live throughout December and you can track Santa using a web browser, or on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac by visiting Google’s official Santa tracking website.
NORAD has also launched their annual Father Christmas tracker.
You can track his sleigh and nine reindeer on Christmas Eve as they travel through the night to every child’s house.
NORAD says they are the “only organisation that has the technology, the qualifications and the people to do it.”
Volunteers will field calls on Santa’s location and continue the decades-old tradition.
NORAD’s radar system is installed in more than 47 locations across Canada and Alaska.
Santa’s first stops include the South Pacific, New Zealand and Australia.
He then travels up to Japan, through Asia, across Africa, Europe, Canada, the US, Mexico and finishing in Central and South America.
NORAD says: “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.”
NORAD has carried out this Christmas duty for more than 60 years.
But the Google tracker has a host of games to play alongside the tracker.
Check out the Santa tracker here.