We all know that the guy in charge of getting all those presents under your tree each year is Santa Claus. And if you or the kids are curious about exactly where Santa is on Christmas Eve - the day he leaves the North Pole and heads for your chimney - the North American Aerospace Defense Command [NORAD] has exactly the tools you need.
For 61 years since 1955 NORAD has been keeping kids posted about where Santa is on his way down from the North Pole. And with the advent of the Internet, the organization has had a website at www.noradsanta.org where you can do your tracking on your computer or other electronic device.
Apps can be downloaded on the NORAD site for Windows, Android and Apple devices, and you can track Santa on NORAD’s Twitter site as well.
On the site they’ll keep you posted on what Santa’s doing as he prepares to leave to deliver presents on Christmas Eve. Beginning at 2:01 a.m. (EST) on Christmas Eve, you can check out all the stuff Santa has to do to get ready for his flight as shown on NORAD’s Santa Cams.
Starting at 6 a.m., in addition to the online stuff, kids can speak to a live operator by phone by dialing toll-free at 1-877-446-6723, or they can email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out Santa’s location at a specific time.
The NORAD Santa Tracker also provides free Christmas and Santa-themed video games to play online, Christmas music and movies, lists of fun facts about Santa, NORAD, Christmas around the world and plenty more.