Track Santa’s Progress Online

santa 2Northwest Iowa — Area children who want to keep tabs on Santa, and the progress he’s making on his gift delivery rounds, can now keep up to date online.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, has been tracking the progress of the jolly old elf every Christmas Eve since 1955.  NORAD keeps track of Santa through a group of volunteers who answer phone calls and emails from around the world, informing them of Santa’s current location.  Each volunteer handles about forty telephone calls per hour, and the team typically handles more than 12,000 emails and more than 70,000 telephone calls from more than two hundred countries and territories.

So, if you want to keep up to date with Santa as he makes his way to all the children around the world visit the NORAD Santa Tracker at