Despite the government shutdown, the federally operated NORAD Santa Tracker will still be following St. Nick as he makes his way across the globe to give presents.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command has been tracking Santa every Christmas Eve for 63 years. This year will be no different as NORAD says they are the only organization that has the technology, the qualifications, and the people to do it.

Santa has already begun his journey traveling across Ireland right now.  We will keep you updated on his whereabouts and you can see Santa for yourself on NORAD. We have a link to that here.