NORAD’s Santa tracker for Christmas 2012

Santa Claus is finally coming to town! You can follow his trip across the world as he makes the all important journey to deliver gifts to girls and boys on Christmas Eve with the NORAD Santa Tracker.


You can get detailed information on his current location in real-time so your kids will know exactly how far Santa has to come before he reaches your neighbourhood.


For over 50 years, the North American Aerospace Defense Control (NORAD) has been helping families to trace Santa’s progress using interactive maps.

Since 2007 NORAD has used Google Maps to enhance the experience of Mr Claus’s annual trip and now users can even track Santa in 3D.


This year users can also track Santa’s journey on-the-go through smartphones and various social media channels including Flickr, Twitter and Facebook.


The Santa tracker uses radar, satellites, 'Santa cams' and fighter jets to help locate Jolly St Nick across the globe.


The 3D tracking is up and running with NORAD’s radar system tracking Santa's travels across the globe.


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