Countdown until Santa's launch:

Welcome to Following Santa

Christmas 2016 is nearly upon us! This year, Santa and his elves have been working especially hard to get ready for their biggest Christmas ever.

Using the brand new European Galileo satellites (which are definitely not in the wrong orbit...!), it is now possible to get a very precise reading of Santa's current location. This is especially important as he has to move very quickly to deliver all the presents on time!

Santa Shopping

Return every week for new pages giving fun and excitement to keep you in the festive spirit.

Then join us in following Santa on Christmas Eve - maybe using our map you can search for Santa in the sky! Based on last year, we predict that he will be setting out from Lapland at approximately 9am GMT on the 24th, in time to reach his very first stop in New Zealand.