Christmas Eve, Dec. 24, is finally here, and children are asking, "Where is Santa Claus right now?" Thanks to NORAD Santa Tracker, their interactive maps and social media can show a child exactly where Santa is. According to Huffington Post, Tuesday, Dec. 24, Santa was already on his way dropping off presents and was headed for America! Santa is scheduled to drop presents off in the United States shortly after midnight early Christmas morning.
San Jose Mercury News also reported on Tuesday, that NORAD’s interactive Santa Tracker went live and started tracking Santa at 7 a.m. Eastern Time on Christmas Eve morning. Telephone lines opened up so that volunteers can answer questions from children that are wondering where Santa is and when they can expect him at their house. Interestingly, Michelle Obama even got into the holiday spirit by manning the phone lines Tuesday night at North American Aerospace Defense Command.
Children can also call in to request Santa’s location with a live agent on Christmas Eve at 1-877-HI-NORAD or 1-877-446-6723.
Santa Claus Uses Social Media
Santa Claus has kept up with the times! Good little girls and boys all over the world can track Santa on Google Earth using NORAD's Google Mapping system, or a variety of social media sites.
- Track Santa on Facebook where he already has 1,434,433 Facebook fans - up from 1,139,671 in 2012, and 724,123 in 2011
- Track Santa on Twitter along with 143,733 Twitter Followers up from 113,037 in 2012, and 55,326 in 2011
- Get Email Updates from NORAD at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call NORAD at (877) HI-NORAD (or 1-877-446-6723) for Real-Time Santa Tracker Updates
Sources: NORAD Santa.org; San Jose Mercury News; Huffington Post
Photo Credit: Santa Claus image, Photo of Jonathan G. Meath portraying Santa Claus. Wikimedia Commons