Where is Santa? Here’s something really cool that I did last year and my kids, well, my little kids loved it. If you have the Google Earth program from Google, you can load a file, called a kmz file, that will open up Google Earth and you can track Santa Claus around the globe delivering presents from town to town, and last year there were also presents hidden around the globe.
So, here’s what you need to do to get it too work.
Bookmark this webpage so you can easily get back here on Christmas Eve; name it Track Santa Claus or something obvious.
Download Google Earth by clicking this banner from Google,
Google Earth is part of the Google Pack, you can download all of it, or just Google Earth, you just have to click what you want, but it’s all free, free anti virus, picture organizers, screensaver, and lots more free software, pick and choose what you want.
Once you have installed Google Earth, click this kmz file that will open up in Google Earth to help you track Santa around the globe. You will be able to watch Santa Claus fly around the world almost all day long! You can track Santa Live as he makes his historical journey around the world! I think this is great as they won’t wait until midnight to post the file, I can let my kids track Santa Claus before they go to bed, and not have them staying up late to track Santa, thanks Google and Norad!
Here is a screenshot I just took at 7:15 AM Eastern time, Santa is currently in Austrailia.
Here is a little video from last years tracking of Santa Claus.
This guy, here, has found a spot in Google Earth he thinks looks like Rudolph, click here to get the kmz file, which will open up Google Earth is you already have it installed, then check his blog post here and see if you think it looks like Rudolph.
So, get Google Earth now by clicking the image below or the one above, if you don’t you know you’ll be downloading it at the last minute like every one else, lol.
Here is a link to another site where I posted about tracking Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.
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