The naughty and the nice can track Santa this Christmas

Beginning Dec. 24 at 2:01 a.m. EST, visitors to the NORAD Tracks Santa site ( can use 2D and 3D tracking maps -- known as Santa Trackers -- to follow Santa on his annual journey around the globe.

Santa¹s journey begins at the North Pole, after which he heads west from the International Date Line.

"Santa Cams" stationed around the globe stream video of Old St. Nick as he passes famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Great Wall of China and even NORAD¹s Colorado Springs headquarters.

Between now and Dec. 24, NORAD provides countdown activities for believers of all ages. They are also offering free apps from the Windows, Apple and Google Play stores to extend the fun.

If you are unable to follow Santa online, you can talk to a live operator to inquire about Santa¹s whereabouts beginning Dec. 24 at 6 a.m. EST by dialing 877-HI-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or by sending an email to

Published 12-24-14