According to the officials at the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD for short, there are just under 22 days left until they begin tracking Santa.


Now they have added another tool to their arsenal for tracking the jolly elf as he makes his way around the world delivering gifts to kids of all ages – a Windows Store app.

From the app page:


NORAD Tracks Santa is ready to begin the countdown to December 24th. Join us as we begin the countdown to Santa’s journey. Watch Santa traverse the globe in real time on Christmas Eve as he distributes gifts to all the world’s children! Learn about how and why NORAD tracks Santa. Watch videos about Santa’s journey and hear special holiday greetings from each of our Commands.


  • Countdown to Christmasn Eve when Santa begins his journey
  • Track Santa as he traverses the world delivering gifts. See where he’s been and where he’s headed next! Could it be you?
  • Learn more about NORAD and how and why we track Santa
  • Watch videos from all of our Commands

The app is very straight forward and is bright and engaging with great graphics as you move along the screen.  I am sure it will be a great way to track Santa on Christmas Eve. Plus if you are looking for a countdown timer for Christmas – this one can perform that duty as well.

Here are some live screenshots of the app:

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Source: Windows Store – NORAD Tracks Santa