Looking for Santa? There are several ways to track Santa on his flight for Christmas Eve and Christmas morning!
Track Santa with NORAD
Since 1955, NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) has kept track of Santa’s Sleigh flying through the sky. Starting on Christmas Eve, kids all over the world can contact NORAD to find Santa’s exact location. In the days before Christmas, kids can explore Santa’s Village, play games and watch movies. NORAD won’t reveal its top-secret tracking techniques, but we know a combination of radar, satellites, Santa-Cams and fighter jets are used from the moment his sleigh takes off to its return landing at the North Pole. In fact, Rudolph’s glowing red nose gives off an infrared signal that can be detected by NORAD’s satellites.
Other ways to track Santa through NORAD besides the website is by using the free NORAD app, calling the toll-free number 1-877-HI-NORAD, sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or track via NORAD’s social media accounts.
Track Santa with ALEXA and GOOGLE HOME
You can track Santa with your Google Home or Alexa-enabled speaker. For Alexa, enable the Santa Tracker skill or NORAD Tracks Santa skill. Starting on Christmas Eve, you can find out where Santa is now, and when Santa will arrive at your house or other locations.
Questions to ask Alexa
“Alexa, ask Santa Tracker where Santa is.”
“Alexa, ask Santa Tracker when will Santa be in .(insert city name)
“Alexa, ask Santa Tracker when Santa will be here?”
“Alexa, ask NORAD Tracks Santa, where’s Santa?”
For Google Home, you just need to ask, “Hey Google, where’s Santa?” to get Santa Tracker updates.
Install the Alexa app, Santa Tracker app, or Google Home app on your phone to check his status if you’re traveling or away from home for the day.
ONSTAR Santa Tracker
OnStar Members with an active account can push their blue OnStar button to discover the location of Santa and his reindeer each year, beginning at 6 a.m. EST Christmas Eve until 5 a.m. EST Christmas Day.
No matter how you track Santa, don’t forget to remind the kids that if they aren’t asleep when he arrives, he can’t make his stop!