Santa and his reindeer prepare for crossing over Ireland

December 22, 2022

Santa and his reindeer are preparing to pass over Irish airspace this Christmas Eve.


Santa is getting ready for his travel route as darkness falls across the world. At the time of writing, Santa and his team are in serious preparation for his annual round the world adventure.

Irish families can track Santa’s route as he makes his way towards Europe by following the North American Aerospace Defense Command (Norad) at, the organisation which has been tracking Santa’s flight every Christmas Eve since 1955.

Every Christmas Eve, around 6 am US Eastern Standard Time, Norad, which is in charge of securing the airspace over the US and Canada, starts its Santa tracking system.

Earlier this week, Santa was given the go-ahead to visit all the children in Ireland, and he is scheduled to land on Irish soil shortly after 11 p.m.

Santa Claus will stop in Ireland before traveling west over the Atlantic to see youngsters in North, Central, and South America. Air traffic controllers will clear Irish airspace for his visit.