It's already Christmas eve in eastern parts of the world and the Santa Claus is all saddled up for the world tour with Rudolph and eight of his Reindeer palls to distribute gifts to children. The video won't show much until Santa is finally about ready to take off, so stay patient until the fun begins!
Big screens around the room show a Santa icon making progress around the globe and U.S. and Canadian officers do live TV interviews from the phone rooms.
Where is Santa right now? . Visit Amazon.com for more information about this function. And if you are driving a GM auto, you can ask OnStar where Santa is on December 24, and get live updates as you're driving around.
There's also an Android app to get access to the all the Santa Village shenanigans, or you can view it through a browser on a phone. Thousands of NORAD volunteers work every December 24 to update the tracker in seven languages and field childrens' phone calls and emails.
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The Santa tracker is so important that General O'Shaughnessy was asked about it during his NORAD chief confirmation hearing in April.
That's tracking Santa Claus when he enters Canadian Airspace on Christmas Eve.
Volunteers at Peterson Air Force Base answer an estimated 125,000 calls from children around the world to let them know where Santa is, and at what point he'll be arriving at their house. The tradition dates back to the 50s when children were able to phone the centre to check on Santa's progress.
But if you'd rather keep it old school, you can simply dial 1-877-HI-NORAD to speak to a volunteer. When we get this footage into our Santa Tracking Center, we will update you on air immediately.
"We use radar systems scattered across the world, along with satellites providing infrared imagery, and then we have Santa Cams scattered throughout the world", Walter says. After it captures images of Santa and his reindeer, NORAD volunteers immediately download the pictures onto NORADSanta.org for people to see!