Google, NORAD Santa trackers 2018: Santa trackers go live this weekend

(AP)- Coming this weekend, you will have the chance to track Santa in the run-up to his big night – Christmas Eve.

On Saturday, both the U.S. North American Aerospace Defense Command and the search engine Google will power up their radars and launch their websites in anticipation of the annual one-night, round-the-world-flight of the North Pole’s most famous resident.

For more than 63 years, NORAD has turned its tracking capabilities toward following the progress of Santa Claus and his reindeer as the jolly old elf takes flight on Christmas Eve.

More than 1,500 volunteers staff telephones and computers on Christmas Eve to answer calls and emails about Santa’s progress.


Live updates are provided (in seven languages) through the NORAD Tracks Santa website:

For the hardcore Santa follower, NORAD’s website does not disappoint. Beginning Saturday, visitors can visit the website to watch a movie, play some games, hear some music and learn about St. Nicholas, his elves and his sleigh.


You can follow Santa via Google on desktop or mobile devices (Android/iOS), Android app, Android TV app and Chromecast.

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