Parts of the government may be closed down, but NORAD (the North American Aerospace Defense Command) will continue its tradition of tracking Santa’s path around the world on Christmas Eve.
Flying today? Keep an eye out for Santa, who will be on his way home.
Wondering if Santa is going to make it to your house this week?
For the 61st year, the folks at the North American Aerospace Defense Command have the NORAD Tracks Santa website (and apps) ready to keep an eye on Santa as he flies around the world.
Right now the website has a holiday countdown, games, activities, holiday songs and tidbits about Santa, his elves, and the reindeer in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese.
At 2:01 a.m. EST on Dec. 24 you can go to the NORAD website to see Santa get ready for his flight.
Then NORAD’s “Santa Cams” will have videos of Santa flying around the world.
If you’re concerned about exactly where the jolly fellow is and exactly when he’ll be in your town, at 6 a.m. EST, you can start calling a NORAD tracker and ask (1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cortana will also be able to tell you Santa’s location and OnStar subscribers can press the OnStar button in their vehicles to locate Santa.
Check out WestJet’s holiday video.
Airline employees fanned out across Canada and visited Europe and Australia to do good deeds and create thousands of ‘mini-miracles.’