The North American Aerospace Defense Command is in place to track Santa’s 2012 Christmas Eve flight.
In a news release Friday, NORAD confirmed it was set to go live Friday at 7 p.m. EST.
According to NORAD the site features a “holiday countdown, games and daily activities, video messages from students around the world, 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 Store, Apple Store, and Google Play, so parents and kids can countdown the days until “Santa’s launch on their smart phones and tablets!” Tracking opportunities are also offered on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Google+. Santa followers just need to type “@noradsanta” into each search engine to get started.
Starting at 12:00 a.m. MST on Dec. 24, website visitors can watch Santa make the preparations for his flight. Then, at 6 a.m. EST), 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. NORAD’s “Santa Cams” will also stream videos as Santa makes his way over various locations.