Santa Claus has left Lapland on his Christmas journey

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Santa Claus has left his Lapland home to begin his Christmas journey. The veteran traveller - who has astounded scientists over the years with his ability to travel to the home of every single child around the world in just 24 hours - set off from his Lapland home last night. Santa and his wife, Mrs Claus, reside in the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi, Finnish Lapland​. The devoted couple work all year round to get gifts ready for children around the world, along with their team of hardworking elves. Santa is expected to hit New Zealand and Australia first, before working his way across Asia and into Europe later tonight. It's thought Santa will hit the south east of Ireland just after 8.30pm. It's believed he will hit homes in the south east, the midlands, the east coast and the north before travelling down the north west coast and finishing in Cork. It's thought Santa wanted to experience the Wild Atlantic WAy this year. Ireland is his last stop in Europe before he travels across the Atlantic Ocean to the US, Canada, Greenland and South America. Shannon Airport have set up a special fuel stop for him before his big trek across the Atlantic. Met Eireann say that weather conditions are favourable for Santa visiting Ireland tonight - indeed they are so favourable, it's quite possible he will be over Irish skies at 8pm. will be chatting to Santa later - and he will have a special message for Irish children. He made a specific request that Irish children leave out some carrots for his reindeer, and milk and chocolate chip cookies for himself, ahead of his big journey across the Atlantic. America's North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) have set up their Santa Tracker You can visit the site here:​

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