Keep the kids calm with the NORAD Santa Tracker

Jay Jacobs
December 25, 2017

The group also tracks Santa Claus every December 24.

NORAD is continuing its Christmas tradition of tracking Santa Claus.

Trackers worldwide can speak with a live phone operator to get Santa's whereabouts by calling toll-free 1-877-HI NORAD (1-877-446-6723).

Today, it provides users with an exact Global Positioning System location of Santa's position - through a fun, interactive tool on its website.

Google's Santa Tracker comes in the form of a mobile app where you can track the big guy's movements throughout the night while you're finishing up your own holiday shopping.

Updates are also posted on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

But Santa's journey doesn't just happen.

On Sunday afternoon (IST), Santa was headed for Houston, Texas, USA, having already left almost 5.5 billion gifts for sleeping children in countries including New Zealand, Australia, China, Japan, the Philippines, and Malaysia.

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Last year, NORAD Tracks Santa received almost 154,200 phone calls and drew 10.7 million unique visitors to its website.

Keep in mind, Santa's route can be affected by weather, so it's really unpredictable.

The Norad programme (North American Aerospace Defense Command) has been offering a way for kids to track Father Christmas in his sleigh since 1955.

NORAD has been annually tracking Santa's progress since 1958.

In 1955, a newspaper advertisement that directed children to call Santa direct included the wrong number.

The number they called put them through to Norad's Commander-in-Chief's operations hotline.

Fortunately for Col. Harry Shoup, the director of operations, the United States had not gone to war with Russian Federation.

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