Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Home & Living
  3. Lifestyle

Santa Trackers track Santa: Watch Santa's worldwide journey LIVE on Dec. 24

See also

It's almost time,boys and girls. For millions of children around the world, the big day is just hours away! After months and months of anticipation, the biggest day of the year is almost here! According to a top-secret report published on Dec. 21 by Weather Watch, Santa Claus is coming to town! On Dec. 24, 2013, Santa will leave the North Pole to embark on his annual trek around the globe delivering gifts to children who made the "nice" list.

Back in the day, children used to gather around the radio or family television set to watch (or listen) to holiday programs. Years ago, Santa's elves answered phone calls and wrote letters to children. But thanks to advances in technology, children can follow Santa's whereabouts on mobile devices or online.

NORAD Santa Tracker

The official tracker of the man in the red suit is the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Tracker. For nearly 60 years, NORAD has been tracking Santa’s Christmas Eve journey.

With more than 1.3 million Facebook fans, over 118, 000 Twitter followers and a popular YouTube Channel, Santa's social media "presents" is huge! In fact, more than 22 million visitors from 235 countries stopped by the Santa Tracker website in 2012.

Tracking Santa Claus is not easy. It's a high-tech matter that utilizes four elaborate systems – NORAD radar, satellites, SantaCams and jet fighters. And just in case you're wondering what time Kris Kringle will arrive at your house, NORAD only tracks Santa - his actual schedule is top-secret.

The NORAD Santa Tracker website also includes many fun-filled activities. From fun and entertaining reindeer games, an informative library, videos and holiday music, children will be entertained for hours on this family-friendly website.

OnStar Santa Tracking Service

NORAD isn't the only Santa Tracker in town! Once again, a security and navigation service is collaborating with NORAD. Beginning at 7:00 am. on Christmas Eve Day until 5:00 a.m. on Dec. 25, 2013,the OnStar Santa Tracking Service will provide Santa information to curious youngsters with a push of a button. Subscribers can simply push the blue OnStar button in your vehicle and the kids can ask for a "Santa Update."

Google Santa Tracker

Google is once again following Santa's journey with its Google Santa Tracker. Besides all sorts of entertaining activities in Santa's Village and an up-to-the-minute countdown clock counting down the minutes until Santa starts his road-trip, children can tune into Google Maps to watch Santa's trek as he travels across the globe. (Be sure to check out the Call from Santa area to get a personalized message from jolly old St. Nick!)

WeatherWatch is also offering a Santa tracking service this year as well.

Today, children of all ages can follow Santa's whereabouts live on Dec. 24 with the free Santa Trackers listed above! And speaking of Santa, Dec. 24 is also Santa Claus Day!

Advertisement

Life

  • Dead babies found
    Seven dead babies were found in Utah resident Megan Huntsman's old home
    Video
    Shocking Discovery
  • Kendall Jenner
    Get the Coachella looks: Kendall Jenner’s nose ring, green hair and edgy nails
    Camera
    Coachella Look
  • Dog's Easter basket
    How to fill your dog’s Easter basket with the perfect toys
    Easter Basket
  • Rabbit owners
    Bringing home the bunny: Important information for rabbit owners
    Camera
    7 Photos
  • Haunted island
    The world’s most haunted island may soon be the most haunted luxury resort
    Haunted Resort
  • Sunken ferry
    Search continues for missing passengers after a ferry sinks off the South Korean coast
    Video
    Sunken Ferry

Related Videos:

  • Record Store Day:  Get your groove on at a record store near you
    <div class="video-info" data-id="517340841" data-param-name="playList" data-provider="5min" data-url="http://pshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?sid=1304&width=480&height=401&playList=517340841&autoStart=true"></div>
  • Giant Hogweed
    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/KaV2jwNT0MQ?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>
  • Search for the Golden Easter egg at Cincinnati Zoo
    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/kGdRSoUMtR0?VQ=HD720&amp;autoplay=1"></iframe>

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!