Santa Clause Fun Facts

  • The original Santa Clause, Saint Nicholas, was Bishop of Myra in Anatolia (modern day Turkey), around 270 A.D. and had a reputation for secretly giving gifts to those in need
  • Santa has 31 hours to deliver all his presents to children across the world (that’s approximately 822 homes per second to deliver all his presents),santa-claus-581994_960_720 thanks to the time zone differences
  • Santa Clause has nine reindeer total, including: Rudolph, Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen. Rudolph, the most famouse of Santa’s reindeers, is the latest recruit, having joined the team in 1939
  • Santa has to travel roughly travel 316,899,308.04 miles on Christmas Eve, traveling about 1,800 miles per second, all night without stopping in order to deliver al his Christmas presents
  • The United States and Canada know him as Santa Clause. In Chine, he is called Shengdan Laoren. In Englad, his name is Father Christmas. In France, he’s known as Pere Noel. In Germany, children get presents from Christindl, the Christ Child