Wednesday, December 19, 2012

World's Fastest Vehicle Prepares For Launch

Christmas Eve Launch Scheduled At North Pole

While millions of people eagerly await Christmas Day, Santa and his elves are keeping busy at the North Pole. They’re preparing presents, tuning up the sleigh, feeding the reindeer and, of course, checking the list (twice!) before they take flight on their trip around the world.

Tracking Santa since 2004 with Google Earth, this year a team of dedicated Google engineers built a new route algorithm to chart Santa’s journey around the world on Christmas Eve. On his sleigh, arguably the fastest airborne vehicle in the world, Santa whips from city to city delivering presents to millions of homes. 

You’ll be able to follow him on Google Maps and Google Earth, and get his stats starting at 2:00 a.m. PST Christmas Eve at  While you wait for the sleigh launch, try the hidden games found at the Santa Page.

Visit Santa’s Village to watch the countdown clock and join the elves and reindeer in their preparations. You can even ask Santa to call a friend or family member.

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