- Santa Claus is coming to town – and you can use a few different tools to track him down.
- NORAD and Google offer tracking services for Saint Nick’s whereabouts on Christmas Eve.
- Here’s how to follow Santa as he travels the world.
He is making a list and checking it twice.
It’s Christmas Eve, and Santa Claus and his reindeer have a busy night giving presents to children around the world.
But when will Daddy arrive in the United States, and when will he fly over your state or neighborhood? You can use some popular Santa trackers this year, including ones from the North American Aerospace Defense Command and Google, to keep up with St. Nick’s journey as he travels from the North Pole.
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NORAD has tracked Santa Claus every year since 1958. But NORAD’s predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command, began tracking him in 1955.
The organization says they use radars, satellites and jet fighters to follow Santa’s route. Although they don’t know exactly when Daddy will arrive at your home, he starts at the International Date Line in the Pacific and travels west, going to the South Pacific, then to Australia, Asia, Africa , Europe and North and South America. .
” NORAD coordinates with Santa’s Elf Launch Team to confirm his launch time, but from that point on, Santa calls the shots,” NORAD confirms on its website.
“Santa wouldn’t want to rush the important job of delivering presents to children and spreading joy to everyone, so the only logical conclusion is that Santa Claus somehow functions within his space-time continuum itself,” they said.
NORAD’s Santa Claus Operations Center will be “fully operational” at 4 a.m. MST on Christmas Eve, with approximately 750 Canadian and American military and civilian personnel volunteering to spread Santa’s cheer. You can visit their website to keep up with Santa, or you can call a volunteer at Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado.
- Amazon Alexa customers can also use the NORAD Tracks Santa Skill, which allows users to ask “Alexa, where is Santa?”
Google Santa Tracker
Google is also tracking Santa’s travels this year, releasing “a tracking experience where you can follow Santa and his reindeer as they deliver gifts to children around the world,” according to its website.
You can also use Google Assistant to learn more about Santa Claus and request updates from the North Pole. Google Assistant can also tell Dad jokes, among other features.
Google has been tracking Santa’s journey on Christmas Eve since 2004, and has calculated that his journey lasts 25 hours.