Merry Christmas to All
Follow St. Nick around the world in real time thanks to Google's Santa Tracker
In the age of the Internet, every bit of information we could possibly need is right at our fingertips — including Santa's Christmas Eve route. Though we're not quite sure how they got permission from the North Pole crew, Google has created the Santa Tracker, a real-time map that shows exactly where St. Nick and his reindeer are at any given moment.
Santa, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen and Rudolph took off around 5 pm Tuesday evening from the North Pole destined for his first stop in Provideniya, Russia. He spent this morning delivering goodies in Japan and South Korea. As of this writing, Santa has already dropped off more than 1 billion presents.
In addition to seeing Santa's route in real time, users can learn fun facts about his current destination thanks to the National Geographic Bee, see photos from elves on board and learn how to single Christmas carols in different languages ("Jingle Bells" in Korean is particularly fun).