Track Santa’s journey from your smartphone


PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, COLO. — For the past 60 years, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has been tracking Santa Claus’ journey from the North Pole to chimneys around the world.

Just as Santa likely has updated his sleigh since 1955, the NORAD tracking system also has gotten a little more advanced.

Now, families can track Santa’s whereabouts using the NORAD Tracks Santa app, which is available for Windows, Apple and Google Play capable phones and tablets. St. Nick’s trek also can be tracked on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Google+ by searching “@noradsanta.”

The website,, is live now and it includes a look at Santa’s North Pole Village and features games and a Christmas countdown.

Starting at 2:01 a.m. on Dec. 24, visitors can begin watching Santa’s preparations for his global journey via NORAD’s “Santa Cams.” At 6 a.m., curious kiddos (and adults, if they are so inclined) can speak with a live operator to find out about Santa’s exact location by calling 1-877-Hi-NORAD or by sending an email to [email protected]

All day leading up to Santa’s chimney shimmy, Windows Phone users can ask Cortana about Santa’s whereabouts, and OnStar users can press the OnStar button in their cars to get instant Santa updates.

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