NORTH POLE — Santa and his reindeer have left the North Pole with a sleigh full of toys for their annual delivery around the world.
Kids can track his progress via the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which uses sophisticated technology to zero in on Santa at any given time during his trek. Because of time zones, Santa is able to make it around the world in a roughly 24-hour period and is never late with a delivery.
Use the live map above to track Santa at any given time.
NORAD began its tradition of tracking Santa in the 1950s. Back then, it was called CONAD. A newspaper in Colorado had misprinted Santa’s number in an ad, resulting in hundreds of kids ringing in on a top-secret line.
Rather than reacting in anger, CONAD decided to offer the use of its satellite technology each Christmas Eve so kids could find Santa anywhere on the globe.