NORAD tracks Santa for 63rd year

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Hundreds of volunteers dressed in Christmas hats and military uniforms have been busy taking calls Monday from children around the world who want to know when Santa is coming.

It’s the 63rd year of their special mission of tracking Santa.

Last year, NORAD Tracks Santa drew 126,000 phone calls, 18 million website hits, 1.8 million followers on Facebook and 179,000 more on Twitter.

“We track all kinds of things that could be a threat to North America everyday of the year. We add Santa tracking in. We have Norad fighter jets, tracking system, radar that we use for the special mission this holiday season,” said Lauren Hill, NORAD Public Affairs Officer.

Santa is predicted to stop in Alabama anywhere between 9 PM and midnight.

And kids! One big thing to pay attention to– the volunteers tell us Santa will only stop by if you’re asleep.

Click here to track Santa.

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