Norad Santa Tracker

Santa is coming to Delaware!

Many kids have had the opportunity to sit on Santa’s lap and tell him what they want for Christmas, but now they are left to wonder how the heck Santa get around the world in one night to deliver all those goodies!  More importantly they want to make sure Santa is going to make to their house by the time they wake up in the morning.  If you and your kids are excited about seeing Santa this year and you want to track his progress then you are in luck.  The North American Aerospace Command annual Holiday Tradition called NORAD Tracks Santa is ON & you can follow Santa in real time this Christmas Eve.

Will the Real Santa Please Stand Up?NORAD provides updates by phone, Facebook, Twitter and email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . If you call 877-HI-NORAD, a live person will give you an update. Smartphone apps are also available at app stores. NORAD’s Santa operations center opens at 6 a.m. ET on Dec. 24. NORAD says Santa usually starts in the South Pacific and hits New Zealand and Australia before heading to Japan and Asia. Africa and Europe are next, followed by North America and South America. “Santa calls the shots,” NORAD says on its website. “We just track him!”

Last year, volunteers answered 114,000 phone calls from around the world. The website had 22.3 million unique visitors. NORAD Tracks Santa had 1.2 million followers on Facebook and 129,000 on Twitter.

It all started in 1955 when a local newspaper invited kids to call Santa but listed the wrong number.  The commanders didn’t want to disappoint the kids, so they said they knew where Santa was.  The Tradition continues. NORAD is a U.S.-Canadian operation based at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.

KIDS say the darndest things, here are the most popular questions for NORAD:

— “Am I on the nice list or the naughty list?”

— “Can you put my brother on the naughty list?”

— “Are you an elf?”

— “How much to adopt one of Santa’s reindeer?”