Track Santa Claus this Christmas with NORAD!

    Santa Claus reviews his flight plan for his Dec. 25 trek across the globe in the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Current Operations Center Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at the NORAD and USNORTHCOM headquarters at Peterson Air Force, Colo. Santa’s visit today comes in advance of the commands' annual NORAD Tracks Santa outreach effort, which is expected to reach more than 20 million unique visitors on the website.

    He knows when you are sleeping. He knows when you're awake. But do you know where he is?

    Starting Christmas Eve you can track Santa Claus and his journey to deliver toys to good girls and boys around the globe, courtesy of the North American Aerospace Defense Command or NORAD.

    Beginning Christmas Eve, users may call or text 1-877-HiNORAD for Santa’s up-to-date location.

    Santa's trek across the world will be powered by NORAD's 1,400 volunteers on the Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs.

    “In addition to our day-to-day mission of defending North America, we are proud to carry on the tradition of tracking Santa as he travels along his yuletide flight,” said Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy, commander NORAD and U.S. Northern Command. “The same radars, satellites and interceptors employed on Dec. 24 are used year-round to protect Canada and the United States.”

    Rest assured this Christmas Eve, because nothing will stop NORAD from fulfilling its mission to follow Santa this year — not even a government shutdown.

    You can view NORAD's Santa Tracker at

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