ABOVE: Watch Santa’s journey as he delivers toys to children around the world
TORONTO – It may be the night before Christmas, but Santa is already hard at work delivering toys to girls and boys on the other side of the world.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) – a Canadian-U.S. joint operation that tracks the airspace in North America – is tracking Santa’s journey around the world Tuesday night and live tweeting the entire adventure.
NORAD will be live-tweeting Santa’s journey throughout the day and on-lookers can also follow along on NORAD’s live map on its website.
At time of publishing, 2.7 million people were watching as St. Nick flew over Surabaya, Indonesia.
NORAD’s Santa Tracker has been operating since 1955, after an advertisement misprinted the telephone number for kids to call Santa. Instead of reaching the jolly man himself, kids started calling the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) commander-in-chief who began updating the kids on Santa’s geographic location.
WATCH: Lieutenant-General J. A. J. Parent, the Deputy Commander of NORAD, talks to Global News about tracking Santa Claus during his worldwide journey
Twitter users can follow along on Twitter using the hashtag #NORAD, or visit NORAD’s website for more interactive updates.
Tech giant Google also has a Santa tracker that maps the sleigh’s journey on an interactive map.
But – in a 21st century twist – Google’s Santa wears a pair of Google Glass and allows users to leave their phone numbers to get a special voicemail from St. Nick himself.