Santa begins Christmas Eve journey


FILE – In this Dec. 24, 2014, file photo, NORAD Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Charles D. Luckey takes a call while volunteering at the NORAD Tracks Santa center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colo. Hundreds of volunteers will help answer the phones from children around the world calling for Santa when […]

(WFLA) – You better watch out and you better not cry, because Santa Claus is officially coming to town!

Santa left his workshop at the North Pole sometime around 6 a.m. NORAD tweeted that there was “activity at the North Pole at 6:01. At 6:05, the organization said DSP satellite was tracking the man in the big red suit.

By 7:20 a.m., just over an hour into his journey, Santa had already delivered more than 410,000,000 gifts, according to the NORAD Santa tracker website.


NORAD has been tracking Santa on Christmas Eve for more than 60 years now. Last week, the organization announced it would carry on the 63-year tradition despite the government shutdown.

“Military personnel who conduct NORAD Tracks Santa are supported by approximately 1,500 volunteers who make the program possible each and every year,” the tweet said.

You can follow Santa’s Christmas Eve journey on NORAD’s official Santa tracker website.

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