NORAD Tracks Santa Christmas Eve

Staff report

Christmas is on the immediate horizon, and Delaware County youngsters are waiting anxiously for Santa. Some children might worry that the Polar Vortex that’s causing severe weather in the northern states might delay Santa’s arrival,. However, parents can sit down at a computer with their children and track Santa’s progress, thanks to the North American Aerospace Defense Command – NORAD.

NORAD is celebrating its 61st Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey, and families can follow Santa’s progress by logging on to the NORAD Santa website at The website, already online, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more.

The NORAD Santa website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese.

Official NORAD Tracks Santa apps are also available in the Windows, Apple, and Google Play stores, so parents and children can countdown the days until Santa’s launch on smart phones and tablets.

Tracking opportunities are also offered on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Google+. Santa followers just need to type “@noradsanta” into each search engine to get started.

Starting at 2:01 a.m. EST on Saturday, Dec. 24, website visitors can watch Santa make preparations for his flight. NORAD’s “Santa Cams” will stream videos on the website as Santa makes his way over various locations.

Then, at 6 a.m. EST, trackers worldwide can speak with a live phone operator to inquire as to Santa’s whereabouts by dialing the toll-free number 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or by sending an email to [email protected] .

Staff report