All of Santa’s Village games are unlocked which can only mean one thing – it’s almost time to track Santa Claus! We’re in as much anticipation as you are – where will Santa go and what will he bring? When the elves start packing up his sleigh at 11 PM PT tonight, the Santa Tracker will go live with NORAD standing by to track Santa. Of course, there are a lot of presents to pack, so Santa won’t take flight until 3 AM PT on December 24. As soon as Rudolph and the gang lift off, NORAD will begin tracking Santa and sharing his location on the map, while keeping him safe as he flies the night skies.
This has been a fantastic experience for us. We’ve been honored to partner with NORAD to bring their 58-year tradition of delighting children across the world by tracking Santa Claus on the web in a richer and more immersive way. NORAD Tracks Santa is a special part of the holidays for many families around the world and there are many people working behind the scenes to spread the magic of the holidays this time of year.
Whether you’re shopping for last minute gifts or sipping hot cocoa near the fire place, you can follow Santa from anywhere. Call the NORAD Tracks Santa Operation center for personal updates or pull out your tablet or phone and use your finger to zoom in and out of the 3D globe, tracking Santa as he spreads holiday cheer and goodwill around the world. And be on the lookout for locations with a special marker – clicking on these will give more information about his stops and may even allow you to catch actual glimpses of Santa from NORAD’s Santa Cams!
While you’re waiting for Santa, check out our Holiday Hub for holiday cheer from around the world. Share your own decorations, dressed-up pets and Santa sightings on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #holidayoverload, #santapaws and #santasighting.
Now go get the milk and cookies ready, Santa will be on his way soon! And from all of us at Microsoft, happy holidays!
Product Marketing Manager, Internet Explorer Marketing