Children Can Track Santa’s Whereabouts With NORAD

Twas the night before Christmas and all across the way, kids want to know, where Santa is flying in his sleigh.

By satellite the government knows where he flies, and little boys and girls can see him with their own eyes.

In Mt. Pleasant we met up with some kids, to find out where Santa next will touch down his skids.

Thousands of kids are asking the same question today and they can get the answer from the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, as they track his whereabouts across the globe.

Since 1955, they have tracked Santa, allowing kids to call in on Christmas Eve or follow along online.

“He’s going towards Afghanistan shortly he’s actually in the air right now heading that way,” says an operator on the line.

Of course, the kids want to know more than just his whereabouts.

“How much else do you have?” asks 6-year old Charlotte “Hundreds of them,” the operator replies when you call.

Kids won’t pass up a last minute chance to pitch their gift ideas.

“I want a hover board and a kid’s sewing machine and I want a bunch of LOL‘s and a mini fridge,” says sisters Bella and Sofia, ages 9 and 6.

Not even this year’s partial government shutdown could stop NORAD from helping curious kids find out where he is and when he will visit them.

“It looks like Santa should be there between 9 PM and midnight but remember he only stopped at houses where all the children are sleeping,” warns the operator.

The number for the hotline is 877-446-6723 and the website can be found at https://www.noradsanta.org.