Get in the Holiday Spirit with NORAD's Santa Tracker!

This holiday season, you are cordially invited to participate in a 50 year American tradition. Each December, our friends at North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) utilize some of their extremely advanced equipment and technical know-how to track Santa's holiday travels around the globe.

Starting December 1, children and parents are invited to visit the NORAD Tracks Santa website at to play a new game each day and countdown the days until Santa's launch. On December 24th, you can visit the site for real-time information on Santa's exact location.

Watch this video to learn more about NORAD Tracks Santa:

Last updated November 27, 2012.

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