While all eyes are going to be on the sky seeking Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve, people of NORAD know precisely the place the jolly old elf is – and they are ready to tell you when you ask!
Commencing on Sunday at 6 a.m. EST, everyone can check Santa’s place via NORAD, which makes use of advanced tech to track all things in space and the skies around us. The collaboration US-Canadian command is situated at Petersen Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. A live webcast of Santa’s readiness starts at 2:01 a.m. EST on Christmas Eve, after which NORAD’s “Santa Cams” streams videos as Santa flies round the world.
The tracker now as well has smartphone application for iPhone and Android devices, as Amazon Alexa users can check for Santa’s location via the NORAD Tracks Santa skill. OnStar subscribers will be able to use the OnStar button in their cars to find Santa. Bing and Cortana users also will be able to find Santa’s location on December 24th.
NORAD works with different partners to enable the tracker, Microsoft and telephone-system company Avaya inclusive.
“We hope for another pace-setting year for NORAD Tracks Santa and a happy experience for all callers and volunteers,” said Avaya spokesperson Jerry Dotson.