Looking For Santa? Check Out This 'Santa Tracker'

Mrs. Claus adjust her cap as she gets ready to meet with local boys and girls on a visit to Fairfield

The Colorado-based North American Aerospace Defense Command is ready to track Santa's yuletide journey for the 62nd time. These activities are in support of the NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, which leads the Santa monitoring effort.

With Christmas Eve upon us, children all over the world may be wondering when Santa is going to arrive at their house! The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Chinese.

This is a decades-old tradition by the USA military, and WDBJ7's Caitlin Francis spoke live on Sunday morning with a Santa Tracker, General Lori Robinson.

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Starting at 5 a.m. today, trackers worldwide can speak with a live phone operator to inquire as to Santa's whereabouts by dialing the toll-free number 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or by sending an email to noradtrackssanta@outlook.com. Bing and Cortana users can also find Santa's location on December 24.

NORAD's tradition of tracking Santa began in 1955 with a misprint in a sears ad.

On the go? There is a hotline set up to track Rudolph and the sleigh. Instead of calls ringing to Santa, the phone number rang the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD), the precursor to NORAD.

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NORAD uses its satellite systems, high-powered radar, and jet fighters to track Santa each year.

The Colonel on duty updated all the children who called and started a tradition that continues Christmas Eve.

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