Here’s how to track Santa’s journey on Christmas Eve: NORAD website, app, social media, and more.


NORAD has launched its Santa Claus 2021 tracking website,, at the beginning of the month with music and games for the holidays. But today, Christmas Eve, is the big day for the big guy, who will be delivering gifts all over the world.

Children (and their adults) can follow in many ways. The North American Aerospace Defense Command tracker started at 4 a.m. on December 24.

There is a NORAD In the Footsteps of Santa website and application (Apple Store and Google Play); social media options via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram; or through Bing, Amazon Alexa and OnStar.

Children and parents can call 1-877-446-6723 to inquire about Santa starting at 6 a.m.

NORAD tradition is over 60 years old.

In 1955, a misprinted phone number in a newspaper ad to call Santa Claus resulted in calls being routed to U.S. Air Force Col. Harry Shoup. Shoup was able to correct the mistake, assuring the child that he was Santa Claus. A duty officer was assigned to answer calls, and a holiday tradition was born.


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