For kids all over Michigan, and kids at heart, there’s still time to make sure you’re on Santa’s nice list.
As the countdown to tearing open the gift wrap begins, kids can keep an eye on Jolly Old St. Nick with NORAD’s annual Santa Tracker. It shows where Santa’s sleigh and reindeer team was last seen and where they’re headed next. A digital counter keeps track of all gifts delivered to children around the world.
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For the 67th Christmas, this season’s favorites are being handled by the North American Aerospace Defense Command.
If your kids want updates on Santa’s progress, they can too. Call 1-887-Hi-NORAD to speak with a NORAD volunteer.
You can also use the mobile app to track Santa via NORAD and get the latest Santa stats. These apps are available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. You can also ask OnStar or Amazon Alexa.
Want to tune in via social media? NORAD Tracks Santa will also provide updates on Facebook. twitter and the Instagram platform.
NORAD tracks Santa’s progress, but can’t predict exactly when Chris Kringle will come down the chimney.
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According to NORAD, “NORAD tracks Santa, but only Santa knows his route, which means we cannot predict when and where Santa will arrive,” NORAD said. “But we know from history that he only seems to arrive when the children are asleep. If the kids are still awake when Santa arrives, Santa will move to another house. He’ll be back later, but only when the kids are asleep.”
For more on Santa, see how much he weighed at the beginning and end of his trip (lots of cookies), sleigh stats, and how Santa travels around the world in one night.
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