Santa and his reindeer are en route and a partially shutdown government is not stopping NORAD from tracking his progress.
The official NORAD Santa tracker is up and running with a tally of how many gifts have been delivered in real time. You can watch and follow in real time below.
Hundreds of volunteers at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado are taking calls and answering questions of individuals who want to know where Santa is on his Christmas Eve travels, according to an Associated Press article.
It all started in 1955 when a newspaper ad invited children to call Santa but mistakenly ran the phone number for the hotline for NORAD's predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command.
Last year, NORAD Tracks Santa received nearly 126,00 phone calls and 18 million unique website visitors. You can also follow Santa's journey on social media on Facebook and on the Twitter handle @NoradSanta.
The toll-free telephone number is 1-877-Hi-NORAD or 1-877-446-6723 or visit www.noradsanta.org.
— Adam Colver