Starting around 2am EST tonight, Santa's journey will begin and NORAD will once again be tracking his every move! His journey will be tracked using a variety of methods including satellites, radar and fighter jets.
You can view the main Santa tracker here
, but read on for other ways to follow his journey throughout the day.
If you missed the chance to watch his journey the past few years, here is a highlight reel that Google has put together:
There are a lot of great ways to follow him on his journey, thanks to the folks at NORAD and some help from Google:
• Watch his progress on Google Maps. Visit noradsanta.org to see a map of his location and his next scheduled stop.
• Watch him fly by using the Google Earth Plug-in. Visit the "Track in Google Earth"
page to watch Santa fly by using the Google Earth Plug-in. The past few years I fired up this page on my netbook, placed it up on the mantle, and we kept a close eye on Santa all day long.
• New this year; follow Santa with OnStar. If you have a GM car with OnStar, you'll be able to push the OnStar button and get an update on Santa's location (more info).
• Follow his progress on your phone. Search for [santa] in Google Maps for Mobile, or visit m.noradsanta.org from your phone to track his progress while you're on the go.
• Follow him on other services, such as his YouTube channel, Twitter account and Facebook Page.
Having NORAD track Santa has been a tradition for decades, and using Google Earth/Maps to track him has quickly become a popular tradition of its own. Millions of people track Santa using these fun new methods, with more joining in every year.