Where is Santa Claus right now? NORAD tracker says he’s resting in North Pole
Where is Santa Claus right now on Christmas day?
NORAD, the official space tracking agency, says Santa Claus’s last stop was Hawaii. After leaving presents in the Hula State, Santa may have backtracked a little to leave presents for children who were not yet asleep, according to NORAD. But right now, Santa is believed to be resting in the North Pole and enjoying Christmas day with Mrs. Claus, the elves, and the reindeer.
Click on the links below to watch video of Santa flying over the pyramids in Egypt, the Taj Mahal in India, Bangkok, Thailand, the Great Wall of China, and Sydney, Australia.
President Barack Obama, his wife Michelle and their two children, Malia and Sascha, are enjoying their Christmas vacation in Honolulu, Hawaii, so they are among the last in the world to get a visit from Santa. And while much of the US and Europe are enjoying a white Christmas, they are enjoying a sunny and warm Christmas.
Santa began his journey in South Pacific Islands, first the Republic of Kiribati, then he delivered toys to boys and girls in New Zealand and Australia. (Click on the slideshow here. The first slide shows Santa as he flew over Auckland, New Zealand.)
The photo on the top left shows Santa as he visited us in San Francisco. The photo shows him flying past the Golden Gate Bridge. The video on the left shows Santa as he was flying over San Francisco.
History of NORAD Santa tracker
The tradition of NORA tracking Santa goes back over 50 years.
When the tradition began in 1955, NORAD was called the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD).
It began when a Sears advertisement misprinted a Santa hotline telephone number. Children got CONAD instead of Santa. A commander, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff spring into service to figure out where Santa was so they could pass along the information to the kids.
Since 1958, the US and Canada combined defense forces to form an agency called the North America Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) which took over the Santa tracking job.
Volunteers also staff the center, as you can see in the video below, to respond to phone calls and e-mails from kids. But if you really want to know what’s going on with Santa, all you need is a computer. Thanks to the Internet now, you can track him yourself online through NORAD’s site.
To watch Santa live on NORAD’s official site in English click here. It is in seven languages, English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Japanese and Chinese. To view NORAD’s main menu with a choice of those other languages, click here.
You can also enter your cell phone number on the site to track Santa on your mobile phone. Click here for information on how you can download a free app to track Santa.
NORAD uses Google Earth to help track Santa. For tips on how to use the tracker, click here