Colorado Springs, CO – Despite the government shutdown,  NORAD will still be tracking Santa Claus on his flight around the world on Christmas Eve!

The program, run by the same government agency that keeps US and Canada airspace safe, uses its superior technology to track the progress of Santa around the world, as he delivers toys to all good children.

You can find the Santa tracker at

NORAD Santa Tracker

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Posted by WRAL TV on Monday, 24 December 2018

In addition to the tracker itself, there are also games and real questions that have been sent in by kids and answered by Santa’s reindeer and elves.

The Christmas part of NORAD is staffed by 1,500 volunteers. NORAD Captain Cameron Hillier says they have no trouble getting people to sign up.

Listen to his full interview.