Norad Santa tracker map 2020 – Where is Father Christmas now? Track the latest movements as he heads to YOUR home LIVE

SANTA Claus visits every child in the world on Christmas Eve, delivering gifts for them to open on Xmas Day.

But what time did Father Christmas leave the North Pole, what is his delivery route and – most importantly – when he is arriving at YOUR home?

Santa made his final preparations last night and set off on his epic315,000,000 mile journey earlier this morning – Christmas Eve.

With Santa having to move EXTREMELY fast to reach everybody, the best way way to check whether Santa is near your home is to follow our live blog below for the very latest updates on his location.

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    SANTA SPEEDS OFF TO GERMANY

    Santa – or Weihnachtsmann as he's known in Germany – is on his way to Munich right now.

    Let's hope he doesn't have too many beers or he won't make it to his next stop – Brescia, Italy.

    Credit: Reuters
  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    POLAND BOUND

    Santa is heading to Gdansk in Poland right now.

    After that he's zipping off to Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    SANTA HEADING TO BENIN

    Santa is still zipping above Africa in his sleigh.

    He has just left Nigeria and is now zooming towards Benin.

    Credit: Alamy
  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    LET'S GO GO TO LESOTHO

    Santa is still making his way across Africa – and will hit Lesotho next.

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    NEXT STOP: NORTHEAST AFRICA

    Santa's next stop is Eritrea in northeast Africa.

    Santa will drop of presents in the country, which is bordered by Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti.

  • Jon Rogers

    HEADING TO ODESSA

    Santa is now heading to Odessa, in Ukraine, as he continues to deliver presents.

    Once Odessa is completed Santa will turn his sleigh towards Bucharest in Romania.

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    CHRISTMAS COMES TO UKRAINE

    Santa is currently heading to the Ukranian capital of Kyiv.

    In Ukraine, followers of the Ukranian Orthodox religion actually celebrate Christmas a little later than us, on January 7.

    But luckily Santa drops off their gifts early so he doesn't have to make two trips.

    Credit: Alamy
  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    HEADING TO SANTANZAIA

    The man in the red suit is currently making his way to Zanzibar in Tanzania.

    The idyllic African Island is surrounded by crystal blue waters and white sands.

    It's thought Father Christmas will stay extra long and soak up a few rays – and maybe havea quick sherry cocktail or two.

    Credit: Alamy
  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    PERSIAN PERSAUSIAN

    Santa is currently heading to Tehran, Iran.

    The Middle-Eastern country is estimated to be home to around 1 million Christians who have played a deep and integral part in the country's rich history.

    "Merry Christmas" written down in Persian is: "کریسمس مبارک."

  • Lottie Tiplady-Bishop

    JAI HO! HO! HO!

    Santa is now in Mumbai delivering presents to its 18.41 million inhabitants.

    Credit: Alamy
  • Niamh Cavanagh

    SANTA HAS MOVED FURTHER WEST AND IS HEADING FOR INDIA

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    NEXT STOP…

    Santa is ready to deliver gifts to Norilsk, Russia, a city that can reach severe lows of -36C.

    Credit: Getty Images – Getty
  • Niamh Cavanagh

    SANTA LANDS IN MONGOLIA

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    SANTA HAS LANDED IN SOUTH-EAST ASIA

    Santa is on his way to Laos' capital Vientiane.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    NEXT STOP WUHAN

    Santa Claus is on his way to Wuhan, China.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WHERE TO NEXT?

    Santa is due in Hong kong in two minutes.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    NEXT STOP – GREAT WALL OF CHINA

    Credit: Getty – Contributor
  • Niamh Cavanagh

    SANTA SPOTTED WEARING FACE COVERING

    Even Santa is staying safe this year – he was spotted wearing a mask while riding his sleigh.

  • Shayma Bakht

    JAPAN TO BE VISITED BY SANTA

    Santa will be stopping off in Sapporo, Japan next.

    He's delivered a whopping 1,032,000,000 presents so far!

  • Shayma Bakht

    SANTA SPOTTED IN EAST TIMOR

    Santa has been spotted setting off from Australia to Dili in East Timor.

    It's a Southeast Asian nation occupying half the island of Timor and is famous for being ringed by coral reefs teeming with marine life.

  • Shayma Bakht

    NEXT UP – AUSTRALIA!

    Santa will be stopping off at Adelaide, Australia after being caught dropping off presents in Perth, Tasmania.

     

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    WHERE IN THE WORLD IS SANTA?

    Mr Claus is moving westwards flying above the Philippine Sea.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    NEXT STOP –

    Santa is on his way back to Russia to deliver more gifts!

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    500MILLION GIFTS DELIVERED SO FAR

    Santa has delivered 500million gifts since he left the North Pole.

    Credit: Getty Images – Getty
  • Niamh Cavanagh

    HOPE SANTA HAS PACKED SUNSCREEN! FIJI IS NEXT

    Credit: Getty Images – Getty

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