Merry Christmas Eve! We’re just one sleep away until Christmas. 

Wondering when to get your cookies and milk ready for Santa’s arrival? 

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has got you covered with its top-notch radar system tracking his sleigh and 9 reindeer as they glide through the night to every kiddo’s house. 

Santa usually starts at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean, heading west, according to NORAD. 

His first stops include the South Pacific, New Zealand, and Australia. From there, Santa flies up to Japan, through Asia, across Africa, Europe, Canada, the U.S., Mexico, and finally Central America. 

>> Click here to track Santa and his reindeer now! 

Even more fun! You can also call NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center at 1-877-HI-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or send them an email at to speak to a live elf about Santa’s current whereabouts and his journey. 

Happy tracking!