While all eyes will be on the skies searching for Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve, the men and women of NORAD know exactly where the jolly old elf is – and they'll tell you if you ask!
Starting Sunday at 6 a.m. EST, anyone can check Santa's location through NORAD, which uses advanced technology to track everything in space and the skies around us. The joint US-Canadian command is based at Petersen Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. A live webcast of Santa's preparations begins at 2:01 a.m. EST on Christmas Eve, and then NORAD's “Santa Cams” will stream videos as Santa flies around the world.
NORAD works with a variety of partners to support the tracker, including Microsoft and telephone-system company Avaya.
“We are hoping for another record-setting year for NORAD Tracks Santa and a delightful experience for each and every caller and volunteer,” said Avaya spokesman Jerry Dotson.