Christmas Eve is a big night for Santa Claus.
His elves spent the year making toys for all the good girls and boys while the big man in red kept an eye on the villain list.
If you’ve been good, tonight he’ll ride his magic sleigh and drop presents under your Christmas tree.
Santa’s trip around the world will take him from Hong Kong to Los Angeles, from Caracas to Novosibirsk.
Of course, he will also be visiting Oxford as part of his gift delivery mission.
If you want to follow his journey around the world tonight, you can do so through the NORAD Santa Tracker.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has been following Santa since the 1950s.
NORAD has historically said that Saint Nick visits the South Pacific first, then New Zealand and Australia. After that, he left for Japan, Asia, Africa, then Western Europe, Canada, United States, Mexico, and Central and South America.
The organization adds that Santa Claus won’t arrive until the kids are asleep, so make sure you get to bed on time!
Follow the Santa Tracker here:
What is Santa’s sleigh made of?
NORAD can confirm that Santa’s sleigh is a versatile, versatile, versatile, short vertical take-off and landing vehicle.
It is capable of traveling great distances without refueling and is only deployed, to our knowledge, on December 24 (and sometimes briefly for a test flight about a month before Christmas).
Technical data of the sled:
Designer and Builder – K. Kringle & Elves, Inc.
Probable first flight – December 24, 343 AD
Home base – North Pole
Length – 75 cc (candy canes) / 150 lp (lollipops)
Width – 40 cc / 80 lp
Height – 55 cc / 110 lp
Note: length, width and height are without reindeer
Takeoff weight – 75,000 g (gum drops)
Takeoff Passenger Weight – Santa 260 lbs
Weight of gifts on take-off – 60,000 tonnes
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