YORK COUNTY — Parents and kids can watch Santa’s journey across the globe on Dec. 24.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is tracking Santa’s yuletide journey. Folks can check in on the NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, featuring Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities  and more. 

The website is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese. 

Official NORAD Tracks Santa apps are also available in the Windows, Apple and Google Play stores, so parents and children can countdown the days until Santa’s launch on their smart phones and tablets. Tracking opportunities are also offered on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Google+. Santa followers just need to type “@noradsanta” into each search engine to get started. 

Starting at 2:01 a.m. on Dec. 24, website visitors can watch Santa make preparations for his flight. NORAD’s “Santa Cams” will stream videos on the website as Santa makes his way over various locations. Then, at 6 a.m., trackers worldwide can speak with a live phone operator to inquire as to Santa’s whereabouts by dialing the toll-free number 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or by sending an email to [email protected]

Any time on Dec. 24, Windows Phone users can ask Cortana for Santa’s location, and OnStar subscribers can press the OnStar button in their vehicles to locate Santa.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command is a United States and Canada organization charged with the missions of aerospace warning and aerospace control for North America. Aerospace warning includes the detection, validation, and warning of attack against North America whether by aircraft, missiles, or space vehicles, through mutual support arrangements with other commands.

 The Santa program began in 1955 under a prior entity and has been carried on by NORAD since its inception in 1958.


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