The official NORAD Santa Claus tracker 2013 is answering that question that is on the minds of kids around the world right now: Where is Santa right now on Christmas Eve?
According to the official NORAD Santa tracker, Santa Claus as of 12:30 a.m. PST was preparing to launch!
NORAD notes that Santa was last seen in the "North Pole - Elf House - Elves add finishing touches to gifts for delivery"
Where will Santa go first?
Santa Claus is expected to head to the South Pacific first, likely the countries of New Zealand and Australia.
Click here for a story that includes documentation from Santa’s early stops last year. It documents Santa Claus flying over Asia, Auckland, New Zealand, and other locations in the South Pacific.
Christmas will come first to the South Pacific, so naturally, Santa will visit those countries first.
Where will Santa go last?
President Obama, his wife Michelle and their two daughters Sasha and Melia will have to wait a little while before seeing Santa. Hawaii is generally the last stop Santa Claus makes on Christmas eve. The first family generally vacations every Christmas in Hawaii.
NORAD has been tracking Santa for decades. Of course, the new technology means that you can now find out where Santa is by tracking him through NORAD’s technology online. Microsoft has been working with NORAD to help the site be as technologically advanced as possible but at the same time very user friendly.
NORAD’s official Web site is here.
Click here for info on apps to follow Santa from your iPhone, android, smart phone, iPad, or other tablet.
Don't stay up Christmas Eve!
But remember as you track Santa online, don’t stay up too late doing it! Santa does not visit homes of boys and girls on Christmas Eve unless they are asleep in their beds! So track Santa but go to bed early!