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Santa Cam and Related Videos for NORAD Tracks Santa

The NORAD Tracks Santa website Videos webpage is updated, generally each hour, to show a Santa Cam video of a CGI-rendered Santa flying over major cities in the different time zones where it is midnight. The videos feature a voiceover, that is typically done by NORAD staff, explaining Santa's location with facts about Santa and the country and city which Santa has just visited.[1]

Celebrity voiceovers have also been done over the years. For the London Santa Cam video, British celebrity and television presenter Jonathan Ross did the voiceover for 2005 thru 2007 and the former Beatle star Ringo Starr was an honorary Santa Tracker and voiceover for London in 2003 and 2004.[2][3] Paul Harvey was also an honorary Santa Tracker and did the voiceover for the St. Louis, Missouri Santa Cam in 2003. In 2002, Aaron Carter was an honorary Santa Tracker and provided voice updates about Santa's whereabouts as he helped NORAD track Santa's progress on Christmas Eve in 2002.[4] The Santa Cam locations announced by Aaron Carter for the 2002 NORAD Tracks Santa season were: 1) Auckland, New Zealand, 2) Athens,Greece, and 3) Colorado Springs.

The locations of some of the Santa Cam videos have changed over the years. In 2009, a record 28 Santa Cam videos were posted at the NORAD Tracks Santa website's Videos webpage. In other years, generally 24 to 25 Santa Cam videos were posted at the NORAD Tracks Santa website's Videos webpage.

Under each year is a table of locations of the Santa Cam videos posted for that year at the NORAD Tracks Santa website's Videos webpage with links to the Santa Cam video clips (where available). Then each year has a comment on which Santa Cam video locations changed (additions, updates, and deletions) from the prior year.

In December 2010 and 2011, prior to Christmas Eve, the Videos webpage featured the NORAD Tracks Santa Trailer and a link to the Holiday Videos webpage that has invited student videos from around the world. See article Holiday Videos from Around the World for more information.


Consolidated Santa Journey from 1999 to Present

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NORAD Tracks - Santa Consolidated Santa Journey from 1999 to Present - Santa Cam Videos
Arriving and Departing Year(s) Link Clip
1. Taking off from the North Pole and proceeding south along the International Date Line

For text of narration, click here
1999 to Present [1]
2011 - 01 - NTS - North Pole - English

2011 - 01 - NTS - North Pole - English

2. Flying Over the North Pacific Ocean Islands

For text of narration, click here
2009 to Present [2]
2011 - 02 - NTS - North Pacific Islands - English

2011 - 02 - NTS - North Pacific Islands - English

3. Satellite view of Santa flying over Fiji 1999 to 2001 [3]
2000 - 02 - NTS - Fiji - English

2000 - 02 - NTS - Fiji - English

4. Visiting Auckland, New Zealand, the “City of Sails", passing by Sky Tower, and circling Mount Eden

For text of narration, click here
2002 to Present [4]
2011 - 03 - NTS - Auckland - New Zealand - English

2011 - 03 - NTS - Auckland - New Zealand - English

5. Passing over the Sydney Opera House as he enters Australia 2002 to 2010 [5]
2010 - 04 - Sydney - Australia - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

2010 - 04 - Sydney - Australia - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

6. Flying over Melbourne, Australia (a new video location for 2011)

For text of narration, click here
2011 [6]
2011 - 04 - NTS - Melbourne - Australia - English

2011 - 04 - NTS - Melbourne - Australia - English

7. Satellite view of Santa flying over the Philippine Sea 1999 to 2001 [7]
2000 - 04 - NTS - Philipine Sea - English

2000 - 04 - NTS - Philipine Sea - English

8. Passing Mount Fuji and going 100 times faster than a 500 series Shinkansen "bullet train" in Japan 2002 to 2010 [8]
2010 - 05 - Mt Fuji - Japan - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

2010 - 05 - Mt Fuji - Japan - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

9. Flying over the seaside city of Sendai, Japan (a new video location for 2011)

For text of narration, click here
2011 [9]
2011 - 05 - NTS - Sendai - Japan - English

2011 - 05 - NTS - Sendai - Japan - English

10. Flying along the Great Wall of China

For text of narration, click here
2002 to Present [10]
2011 - 06 - NTS - Great Wall of China - English

2011 - 06 - NTS - Great Wall of China - English

11. Satellite view of Santa flying over Indonesia 1999 to 2001 [11]
2000 - 06 - NTS - Indonesia - English

2000 - 06 - NTS - Indonesia - English

12. Flying over Jakarta, Indonesia (a new video location for 2011)

For text of narration, click here
2011 [12]
2011 - 07 - NTS - Jakarta - Indonesia - English

2011 - 07 - NTS - Jakarta - Indonesia - English

13. Flying over Perth, Australia 2009 to 2010 [13]
2010 - 07 - Perth - Australia - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

2010 - 07 - Perth - Australia - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

14. Flying over the Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1999 to 2001 [14]
2000 - 07 - NTS - Petronas Towers - Malaysia - English

2000 - 07 - NTS - Petronas Towers - Malaysia - English

15. Heading to the world's highest mountain Mount Everest in Nepal

For text of narration, click here
1999 to Present [15]
2011 - 08 - NTS - Mount Everest - Nepal - English

2011 - 08 - NTS - Mount Everest - Nepal - English

16. Flying over India's famous Taj Mahal

For text of narration, click here
1999 to Present [16]
2011 - 09 - NTS - Taj Mahal - India - English

2011 - 09 - NTS - Taj Mahal - India - English

17. Climbing to an altitude of some 240 miles (385 kilometers) to visit the International Space Station (ISS) 1999 to 2010 [17]
2010 - 10 - Intl Space Station - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

2010 - 10 - Intl Space Station - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

18. Flying over the Persian Gulf 1999 to 2005 [18]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2005 - 08 - Persian Gulf - USA - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2005 - 08 - Persian Gulf - USA - English

19. Flying over Baghdad, Iraq 2007 [19]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2007 - Baghdad, Iraq

NORAD Tracks Santa 2007 - Baghdad, Iraq

20. Flying over Moscow, Russia

For text of narration, click here
2002 to 2009, 2011 [20]
2011 - 10 - NTS - Moscow - Russia - English

2011 - 10 - NTS - Moscow - Russia - English

21. Satellite view of Santa flying over Finland 1999 to 2001 [21]
2000 - 11 - NTS - Finland - English

2000 - 11 - NTS - Finland - English

22. Passing thru Athens, Greece and flying over the Acropolis and seeing the ancient ruins of the Parthenon 2002 – 2004, 2010 [22]
2010 - 11 - Athens - Greece - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

2010 - 11 - Athens - Greece - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

23. Passing over the Pyramids of Egypt

For text of narration, click here
2006 to 2009, 2011 [23]
2011 - 11 - NTS - Pyramids - Egypt - English

2011 - 11 - NTS - Pyramids - Egypt - English

24. Flying over Johanesburg, South Africa 2010 [24]
2010 - 12 - Johannesburg - South Africa - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

2010 - 12 - Johannesburg - South Africa - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

25. Flying towards Rome, Italy 1999 to 2009, 2011 [25]
2011 - 12 - NTS - Rome - Italy - English

2011 - 12 - NTS - Rome - Italy - English

26. Flying over Florence, Italy and seeing the Forence Cathedral 2010 [26]
2010 - 13 - Florence - Italy - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

2010 - 13 - Florence - Italy - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

27. Visiting the boys and girls in Neuschwanstein, Germany 2005 to 2008 [27]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Newschwanstein, Germany

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Newschwanstein, Germany

28. Making deliveries near Berlin, Germany and keeping an eye on the statue Victoria at the Brandenburg Gate 2010 [28]
2010 - 14 - Berlin - Germany - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

2010 - 14 - Berlin - Germany - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

29. Visiting the boys and girls in Zurich, Switzerland 2009 [29]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Zurich, Switzerland

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Zurich, Switzerland

30. Flying over Amsterdam, Netherlands (a new video location for 2011)

For text of narration, click here
2011 [30]
2011 - 13 - NTS - Amsterdam - Netherlands - English

2011 - 13 - NTS - Amsterdam - Netherlands - English

31. Flying over Brussels, Belgium (a new video location for 2011)

For text of narration, click here
2011 [31]
2011 - 14 - NTS - Brussels - Belgium - English

2011 - 14 - NTS - Brussels - Belgium - English

32. Flying by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France 1999 to Present [[32]]
2011 - 15 - NTS - Paris - France - English

2011 - 15 - NTS - Paris - France - English

33. Flying over Bracelona, Spain and seeing the Sagrada Família 2010 [33]
2010 - 16 - Barcelona - Spain - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

2010 - 16 - Barcelona - Spain - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

34. Flying over Stonehenge, England, United Kingdom 1999 to 2002 [34]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2002 - 14 - Stonehenge, England - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2002 - 14 - Stonehenge, England - English

35. Circling the skies near London, United Kingdom

For text of narration, click here
2003 to Present [35]
2011 - 16 - NTS - London - United Kingdom - English

2011 - 16 - NTS - London - United Kingdom - English

36. In Dublin, Ireland (a new video location for 2011)

For text of narration, click here
2011 [36]
2011 - 17 - NTS - Dublin - Ireland - English

2011 - 17 - NTS - Dublin - Ireland - English

37. Passing Lajes do Pico in the Azores 2008 to 2009 [37]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Lajes do Pico, Portugal

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Lajes do Pico, Portugal

38. Rendezvous in mid-Atlantic Ocean with an unidentified Ohio-class submarine 2002 to 2007 [38]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2007 - Lajes do Pico, Azores

NORAD Tracks Santa 2007 - Lajes do Pico, Azores

39. Flying over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

For text of narration, click here
1999 to 2002, 2004 to Present [39]
2011 - 18 - NTS - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - English

2011 - 18 - NTS - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - English

40. Flying over the Amazon Rainforest, Brazil (a new video location for 2011)

For text of narration, click here
2011 [40]
2011 - 19 - NTS - Amazon Rainforest - Brazil - English

2011 - 19 - NTS - Amazon Rainforest - Brazil - English

41. Flying over the ruins of Machu Picchu and passing Cuzco in Peru 2003, 2006 to 2010 [41]
2010 - 19 - Machu Picchu - Peru - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

2010 - 19 - Machu Picchu - Peru - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

42. Flying over Santiago, Chile (a new video location for 2011)

For text of narration, click here
2011 [42]
2011 - 20 - NTS - Santiago - Chile - English

2011 - 20 - NTS - Santiago - Chile - English

43. Flying over Newfoundland, Canada with ground-based radar detecting Santa's approach 1999 to 2001 [43]
2000 - 17 - NTS - Newfoundland - Canada - English

2000 - 17 - NTS - Newfoundland - Canada - English

44. CF-18's being scrambled in Eastern Canada 1999 to 2004 [44]
2000 - 18 - NTS - CF-18 Scramble - Eastern Canada - English

2000 - 18 - NTS - CF-18 Scramble - Eastern Canada - English

45. CF-18's intercepting and then escorting Santa in Eastern Canada 1999 to 2004 [45]
2000 - 19 - NTS - CF-18 Intercept - Eastern Canada - English

2000 - 19 - NTS - CF-18 Intercept - Eastern Canada - English

46. Showing only the escorting of Santa over Eastern Canada 2005 [46]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2005 - 17 - Newfoundland, Canada - USA - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2005 - 17 - Newfoundland, Canada - USA - English

47. Entering the United States Northern Command by transiting up the coast of Florida past Kennedy Space Center 1999 to 2001, 2005 to 2010 [47]
2010 - 20 - Cape Canaveral - FL - USA - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

2010 - 20 - Cape Canaveral - FL - USA - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

48. Flying over Atlanta, Georgia (a new video location for 2011)

For text of narration, click here
2011 [48]
2011 - 21 - NTS - Atlanta - Georgia - USA - English

2011 - 21 - NTS - Atlanta - Georgia - USA - English

49. Flying over Washington, D.C. 2002 - 2003 [49]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2003 - 20 - Washington, DC, USA - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2003 - 20 - Washington, DC, USA - English

50. Flying over Philadelphia in Pennsylvania 2002 - 2003 [50]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2003 - 19 - Philadelphia, PA, USA - English

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2003 - 19 - Philadelphia, PA, USA - English

51. Flying over New York City, New York

For text of narration, click here
2001, 2004 to Present [51]
2011 - 22 - NTS - New York City - New York - USA - English

2011 - 22 - NTS - New York City - New York - USA - English

52. Flying slowly over Portland, Maine (a new video location for 2011)

For text of narration, click here
2011 [52]
2011 - 23 - NTS - Portland - Maine - USA - English

2011 - 23 - NTS - Portland - Maine - USA - English

53. Flying over Flying over Montreal in Quebec, Canada (a new video location for 2011)

For text of narration, click here
2011 [53]
2011 - 24 - NTS - Montreal - Canada - English

2011 - 24 - NTS - Montreal - Canada - English

54. Flying over Toronto in Ontario, Canada 2009 to 2010 [54]
2010 - 21 - Toronto - Ontario - Canada - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

2010 - 21 - Toronto - Ontario - Canada - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

55. Flying slowly over Reindeer Lake in Canada 2002 to 2010 [55]
2010 - 23 - Reindeer Lake - SK - Canada - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

2010 - 23 - Reindeer Lake - SK - Canada - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

56. Flying over Chicago, Illinois and passing by the Willis Tower 1999 to 2001, 2010 [56]
2010 - 24 - Chicago - IL - USA - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

2010 - 24 - Chicago - IL - USA - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

57. Flying through the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri 2002 to 2009 [57]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - St

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - St. Louis, Missouri

58. Flying over Mexico City, Mexico 2009 to 2010 [58]
2010 - 25 - Mexico City - Mexico - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

2010 - 25 - Mexico City - Mexico - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

59. Flying over Guadalajara, Mexico (a new video location for 2011)

For text of narration, click here
2011 [59]
2011 - 25 - NTS - Guadalajara - Mexico - English

2011 - 25 - NTS - Guadalajara - Mexico - English

60. Flying over Colorado Springs 2002 to 2009 [60]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Colorado Springs, Colorado

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Colorado Springs, Colorado

61. Flying over Denver, Colorado 2010 [61]
2010 - 26 - Denver - CO - USA - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

2010 - 26 - Denver - CO - USA - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

62. Flying over Boulder, Colorado (a new video location for 2011)

For text of narration, click here
2011 [62]
2011 - 26 - NTS - Boulder - Colorado - USA - English

2011 - 26 - NTS - Boulder - Colorado - USA - English

63. Flying over the Grand Canyon, Arizona 1999 to 2001 [63]
2000 - 24 - NTS - Grand Canyon - Arizona - USA - English

2000 - 24 - NTS - Grand Canyon - Arizona - USA - English

64. Flying over San Francisco, California

For text of narration, click here
2002 and 2011 [64]
2011 - 27 - NTS - San Francisco - California - USA - English

2011 - 27 - NTS - San Francisco - California - USA - English

65. Flying Past Mount St. Helens and Circling the Space Needle, Seattle, Washington 2002 to 2010 [65]
2010 - 27 - Seattle - WA - USA - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

2010 - 27 - Seattle - WA - USA - NORAD Tracks Santa - English

66. Ending his mission in Maui, Hawaii
Then proceeds to travel back to the North Pole for the following hour

For text of narration, click here
1999 to Present [66]
2011 - 28 - NTS - Maui - Hawaii - USA - English

2011 - 28 - NTS - Maui - Hawaii - USA - English


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