If you have children (old and young) looking for the location of Santa on this Christmas Eve, you can track his gift giving journey on NORAD’s website.
NORAD has been tracking Santa since 1955 beginning with NORAD’s predecessor, the Continental Defense Command (CONAD). In 1958 NORAD replaced CONAD taking over the mission of tracking Santa’s flight around the world every Christmas Eve!
Why Does NORAD Track Santa?
“Twenty four hours a day, 365 days a year, NORAD tracks airplanes, missiles, space launches and anything else that flies in or around the North American continent. While the tradition of tracking Santa began purely by accident, NORAD continues to track Santa. We’re the only organization that has the technology, the qualifications, and the people to do it. And we love it! NORAD is honored to be Santa’s official tracker on Christmas Eve!”
The NORAD Tracks Santa website can be viewed in English, Japanese, Chinese, German, Spanish, French and Italian languages.
Visit NORAD Tracks Santa where you can:
- Why, track Santa, of course.
- View Santa Cams.
- Track Santa in Google Earth (Download).
- Kids’ Countdown to Track Santa.
- Learn About Santa.
- Learn About NORAD.
But my favorite is that you can also track Santa’s snacks with a real time counter of how many cookies Santa has eaten!