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Where in the world is Santa? NORAD can tell you

Christmas is almost upon us which can only mean one thing: Santa is preparing to come down from the North Pole!
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Posted at 10:57 PM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-24 01:57:46-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Christmas is almost upon us which can only mean one thing: Santa is preparing to come down from the North Pole!

To celebrate, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, has launched its Santa Tracker website .

Santa's journey will last 25 hours this year, starting in far eastern Russia at 5 a.m. eastern time on Christmas Eve — or 10 p.m. local time, according to a Santa tracker from Google.

The agency will be tracking Santa for the 64th year using satellites and radar.

NORAD operates a call center, a mobile friendly website (www.noradsanta.org), social media channels and a “Santa Cam” streaming video.

On Christmas Eve, people may call kids can call a live phone operator at 1-877-HI-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) to ask about Santa’s whereabouts, or if you own the Amazon virtual assistant, you'll be able to ask for Santa's location through the NORAD Tracks Santa skill for Alexa.