Following months and months of meticulous planning, Father Christmas is soon to begin his epic journey across land and sea to deliver presents to every single boy and girl on the planet – well, all the good ones, at least.

[Read more: December 24, 1955: Father Christmas ‘tracked’ for the first time]

The North American Aerospace Defense Command – better known as Norad – is once again tracking his every move, even before he sets off on Christmas Eve.

You can follow his progress right here as he makes his way from the southern hemisphere to the north and eventually home to Lapland.

What to know more? You can read about the unlikely beginnings of the Norad Santa Tracker here on

To find out more about the technology behind the tracker (or if you’re having trouble viewing it above), visit Norad’s site.