As of 2015, some good ways to track Santa Claus are the NORAD Tracks Santa website, Google Earth’s Santa Tracker and SantaUpdate.com. Kringle Radio.com, TrackinSanta.net and JingleKringle.com also track Santa's journey on Christmas Eve.
The North American Aerospace Defense Command or NORAD has been tracking Santa Claus since 1958. The tradition began when children called a misprinted number in a newspaper advertisement inviting them to call Santa.
Volunteers at NORAD respond to more than 70,000 calls and 12,000 emails from around the world. Nearly 9 million people from more than 200 countries visit the NORAD Tracks Santa website that provides live updates in seven languages. NORAD also tracks Santa on social media, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
SantaUpdate.com provides regular updates from the North Pole about Santa’s activities year round. On December 23rd, SantaUpdate.com links with KringleRadio.com for 50 hours of live coverage from the North Pole. Once Santa's journey begins, the website updates the sleigh's position every 15 minutes. SantaUpdate.com also links to a live map at TrackingSanta.net that shows data from Santa's flight control center.
JingleKringle.com provides updates on Santa's journey with free text messages and Google Earth’s Santa Tracker maps his journey and keeps track of how many gifts have been delivered. The tracker is also available as an app at the Google Play store.