Santa Delivers Nearly 300 Million Gifts Per Hour All Night Long

NORAD Tracks Santa's Flight Around World

By Eric Dutkiewicz

December 24, 2012 Updated Oct 21, 2013 at 4:48 AM EST

NORTH POLE (www.incnow.tv) - Santa Claus and his reindeer are off and running in their trip around the world. Over the next 24 hours, millions of Kris Kringle will drop the the chimneys of millions of homes, leaving presents for children who have been nice; and lumps of coal for the naughty ones.

For the 55th year, military specialists with the North American Aerospace Defense Command are using their special equipment to track Santa's flight. NORAD provides up-to-the minute information on St. Nick's whereabouts on a website dedicated to the sleigh ride.

Families can also call the toll-free Santa tracker phone line at 1-877-HI-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or send an email to get updates from Santa's helpers.

Santa delivers nearly 300 million gifts per hour, according to NORAD statistics. That makes it important for Santa to get his fair share of milk and cookies to make it through the night.

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