The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 61st Anniversary of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey!

The NORAD Tracks Santa website launched today, Dec 1. It features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese.

Official NORAD Tracks Santa apps are also available in the Windows, Apple and Google Play stores, so parents and children can countdown the days until Santa’s launch on their smart phones and tablets.

Starting at 2:01am on Dec. 24, website visitors can watch Santa make preparations for his flight. NORAD’s 'Santa Cams' will stream videos as Santa makes his way over various locations. Then, at 6am, 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 Any time on Dec. 24, Windows Phone users can ask Cortana for Santa’s location, and OnStar subscribers can press the OnStar button in their vehicles to locate Santa.

More From 92 Moose