Track Santa this Christmas with NORAD

By Kaylee Botting

Santa Claus is coming to town, and with help from NORAD you can follow him around the globe this Christmas Eve.

The  North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is celebrating its 61st anniversary of tracking Santa’s Christmas journey.

The command’s website,, launched on December 1 and features Santa’s North Pole village. A holiday countdown, games and many other festive activities are featured to help tie over excitement until Santa begins his journey.

Official NORAD Tracks Santa apps are also available in the Windows, Google Play and Apple stores so you can count down the days until Santa leaves the North Pole.

You can also track Santa on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Google +. Just type “@noradsanta” into each search engine.

Beginning at 11 p.m. local time on Friday, December 23, you can watch Santa make his preparations for his flight on the NORAD Santa website. The website will also stream videos from NORAD Santa cams as Santa makes his way around the world.

Starting Christmas Eve morning, Santa trackers will be able to find out Santa’s precise location by calling the toll-free number, 1-877-HI NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or by emailing

Keep your eyes out for Santa’s sleigh this Christmas and don’t forget to leave out milk and cookies.

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