Interactive: NORAD Santa Tracker

Published: Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 - 9:08 pm
Last Modified: Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013 - 4:36 pm

The North American Aerospace Defense Command keeps an eye to the sky to follow Santa around the world. See where he is this Christmas eve.

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!"

NORAD provides updates by phone, Facebook, Twitter and email. If you call 877-HI-NORAD, a live person will give you an update.

Online: .


Twitter: @NoradSanta. Email: Smartphone apps are also available at app stores.

NORAD's Santa operations center opens at 6 a.m. ET on Dec. 24.

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