FANDOM


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, 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.


2009

Nts logo 2009.jpg
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 Logo
2009-12-16 - Santa Visited NORAD for Pre-Mission Brief.jpg
Santa Claus visited Peterson AFB, Colorado on December 16 - 17, 2009 for his December 17, 2009 NORAD pre-mission brief in preparation for Christmas Eve 2009.


2009 NORAD Tracks Santa - Santa Cam Videos
Arriving and Departing Link Clip
1. Taking off from the North Pole and proceeding south along the International Date Line [1]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - North Pole

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - North Pole

2. Flying Over the Pacific Ocean (a new video for 2009) [2]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - North Pacific Ocean

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - North Pacific Ocean

3. Visiting Auckland and passing by Sky Tower, and then on to Picton, and Cloudy Bay, New Zealand [3]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Auckland, New Zealand

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Auckland, New Zealand

4. Passing over the Sydney Opera House as he enters Australia [4]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Sydney, Australia

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Sydney, Australia

5. Passing Mount Fuji and going 100 times faster than a 500 series Shinkansen "bullet train" in Japan [5]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Fuji, Japan

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Fuji, Japan

6. Flying along the Great Wall of China and passing the Beijing National Stadium "Bird's Nest" [6]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Great Wall of China

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Great Wall of China

7. Flying over Perth, Australia (a new video for 2009) [7]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Perth, Australia

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Perth, Australia

8. Crossing the Hump (the Himalayas) in Nepal [8]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Mount Everest, Nepal

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Mount Everest, Nepal

9. Flying over the Taj Mahal in India [9]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Taj Mahal, India

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Taj Mahal, India

10. Climbing to an altitude of some 240 miles (385 kilometers) to visit the International Space Station (ISS) [10]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - International Space Station

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - International Space Station

11. Admiring the "onion dome" architecture of Saint Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia (though passing through quickly, because the Eastern Orthodox Church prefer to give presents on Epiphany) [11]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Moscow, Russia

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Moscow, Russia

12. Passing the Egyptian Pyramids of Giza and heading toward Cairo [12]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Pyramids, Egypt

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Pyramids, Egypt

13. Covering Italy while admiring the Colosseum in Rome, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Grand Canal (Venice) [13]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Rome, Italy

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Rome, Italy

14. Visiting the boys and girls in Zurich, Switzerland (a new video for 2009) [14]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Zurich, Switzerland

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Zurich, Switzerland

15. Circling the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France [15]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Paris, France

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Paris, France

16. In London, United Kingdom [16]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - London, England

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - London, England

17. Passing Lajes do Pico in the Azores [17]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Lajes do Pico, Portugal

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Lajes do Pico, Portugal

18. Circling near the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [18]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Rio de Janeiro

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Rio de Janeiro

19. Flying over the ruins of Machu Picchu and passing Cuzco in Peru [19]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Machu Picchu, Peru

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Machu Picchu, Peru

20. Entering the United States Northern Command by transiting up the coast of Florida past Kennedy Space Center [20]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Cape Canaveral, Florida

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Cape Canaveral, Florida

21. Flying over Toronto in Ontario, Canada (a new video for 2009) [21]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Toronto, Canada

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Toronto, Canada

22. Flying through Midtown Manhattan in New York City [22]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - New York, New York

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - New York, New York

23. Flying slowly over Reindeer Lake in Canada [23]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Reindeer Lake, Canada

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Reindeer Lake, Canada

24. Flying through the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri [24]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - St

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - St. Louis, Missouri

25. Flying over Mexico City, Mexico (a new video for 2009) [25]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Mexico City, Mexico

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Mexico City, Mexico

26. Flying over Colorado Springs [26]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Colorado Springs, Colorado

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Colorado Springs, Colorado

27. Flying Past Mount St. Helens and Circling the Space Needle, Seattle, Washington [27]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Seattle, Washington

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Seattle, Washington

28. Ending his mission in Hilo, Hawaii [28]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Hilo, Hawaii

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Hilo, Hawaii


A record 28 Santa Cam videos were posted for 2009. New Santa Cam videos for 2009 were for: 1) the Pacific Ocean, 2) Perth, Australia, 3) Zurich, Switzerland, 4) Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and 5) Mexico City, Mexico. The Santa Cam video for Zurich, Switzerland replaced the 2008 Santa Cam video for Neuschwanstein, Germany by Neuschwanstein Castle.


2009 NORAD Tracks Santa - Other Videos
Other Videos Link Clip
2009 NORAD Tracks Santa Holiday Message by Kelly Rippa [29]
Kelly Ripa - 2009 - NORAD Tracks Santa - Holiday Message

Kelly Ripa - 2009 - NORAD Tracks Santa - Holiday Message

2009 NORAD Tracks Santa Holiday Message by General Renaurt, Commander of NORAD [30]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Gen Renuart's - Holiday Message

NORAD Tracks Santa 2009 - Gen Renuart's - Holiday Message

2009 NORAD Tracks Santa Holiday Message by Santa Claus [31]
2009 NORAD Tracks Santa Trailer [32]
2009 NORAD Tracks Santa Video Interview with Colonel(Retired) Harry Shoup [33]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2009 - COL Shoup Interview

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2009 - COL Shoup Interview

2009 NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center [34]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2009 - NTS Operations Ctr

NORAD Tracks Santa - Dec 2009 - NTS Operations Ctr

2009 NORAD Tracks Santa - Santa Claus Pre-Brief on December 17, 2009 at Peterson AFB, Colorado. (Note - Covered in a news article in the Dec 17, 2009 issue of The Gazette of Colorado Springs.[5]) [35]
NTS - Santa Pre-Brief 17 Dec 2009 - Peterson AFB - CO

NTS - Santa Pre-Brief 17 Dec 2009 - Peterson AFB - CO

2009 KRQE News Story - KRQE News speaks with NORAD Commander, General Gene Renaurt about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2009 [36]
NORAD staff tracks Santa

NORAD staff tracks Santa

2009 WHNS News Story - A Fox Carolina reporter in Greenville, S.C. speaks with NORAD Commander, General Gene Renaurt about how NORAD is tracking Santa Claus' journey to deliver toys to children all over the world on December 24, 2009 [37]
2009-12-24 - GEN Renuart - NORAD - Fox SC Interview

2009-12-24 - GEN Renuart - NORAD - Fox SC Interview

2009 CBC News Story - CBC News speaks with NORAD Deputy Commander, Lt. Gen. Marcel Duval, Canadian Forces about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2009 [38]
2009-12-24 - LTG Duval CF - NORAD - CBC Inteview

2009-12-24 - LTG Duval CF - NORAD - CBC Inteview

2009 Weather Channel News Story - Weather Channel speaks with Lt. Commander Gary Ross of NORAD about NORAD tracking Santa Claus' movement around the world on December 24, 2009 [39]
2009-12-24 - LDCR Ross - NORAD - Weather Channel

2009-12-24 - LDCR Ross - NORAD - Weather Channel

2009 OnStar Video News Release - OnStar's Partnership with Santa and the NORAD Tracks Santa Program [40]
Locate Santa on Christmas Eve with OnStar and NORAD

Locate Santa on Christmas Eve with OnStar and NORAD


2008

NORAD08

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 Logo


50th Anniversary of NORAD's involvement (from NORAD's founding on May 12, 1958) in supporting the NORAD Tracks Santa Program[6]

2008 NORAD Tracks Santa - Santa Cam Videos
Arriving and Departing Link Clip
1. Departing from the North Pole and proceeding south along the International Date Line [41]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - North Pole

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - North Pole

2. Flying over Auckland and passing by Sky Tower on New Zealand's North Island [42]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Auckland, New Zealand

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Auckland, New Zealand

3. Passing over the Sydney Opera House as he enters Australia [43]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Sydney, Australia

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Sydney, Australia

4. Passing Mount Fuji and going 100 times faster than a 500 series Shinkansen "bullet train" in Japan [44]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Fuji, Japan

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Fuji, Japan

5. Flying along the Great Wall of China and passing the Beijing National Stadium "Bird's Nest" [45]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Great Wall of China

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Great Wall of China

6. Passing the Himalayas in Nepal [46]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Mount Everest

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Mount Everest

7. Flying over the Taj Mahal in India [47]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Taj Mahal

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Taj Mahal

8. Getting a great view of Earth from the International Space Station (ISS) [48]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - International Space Station

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - International Space Station

9. Admiring the "onion dome" architecture of Saint Basil's Cathedral, Moscow, Russia (though passing through quickly, because the Eastern Orthodox Church prefer to give presents on Epiphany) [49]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Moscow, Russia

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Moscow, Russia

10. Passing the Egyptian Pyramids of Giza and heading toward Cairo [50]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Pyramids, Egypt

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Pyramids, Egypt

11. Passing above the Colosseum in Rome, Italy [51]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Rome, Italy

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Rome, Italy

12. Visiting the boys and girls in Neuschwanstein, Germany [52]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Newschwanstein, Germany

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Newschwanstein, Germany

13. Circling the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France [53]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Paris, France

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Paris, France

14. In London, United Kingdom [54]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - London, England

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - London, England

15. Passing Lajes do Pico in the Azores [55]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Lajes do Pico, Portugal

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Lajes do Pico, Portugal

16. Circling near the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil [56]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

17. Flying over the ruins of Machu Picchu and passing Cuzco in Peru [57]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Machu Picchu, Peru

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Machu Picchu, Peru

18. Passing Cape Canaveral and Miami Beach in Florida [58]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Cape Canaveral, Florida

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Cape Canaveral, Florida

19. Flying through Midtown Manhattan in New York City [59]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - New York, New York

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - New York, New York

20. Flying slowly over Reindeer Lake in Canada [60]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Reindeer Lake, Canada

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Reindeer Lake, Canada

21. Flying through the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri [61]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - St

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - St. Louis, Missouri

22. Flying over Colorado Springs [62]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Colorado Springs

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Colorado Springs

23. Flying Past Mount St. Helens and Circling the Space Needle, Seattle, Washington [63]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Seattle, Washington

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Seattle, Washington

24. Ending his mission in Hilo, Hawaii [64]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Hilo, Hawaii

NORAD Tracks Santa 2008 - Hilo, Hawaii


The 2007 Santa Cam video for Baghdad, Iraq was not used in 2008.


2008 NORAD Tracks Santa - Other Videos
Other Videos Link Clip
2008 NORAD Tracks Santa Trailer [65]
NORAD Tracks Santa 2007 Recap 2008 Trailer

NORAD Tracks Santa 2007 Recap 2008 Trailer

2008 Sky News Story - Sky News speaks with NORAD Commander, General Gene Renaurt about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2008 [7] [66]
Sky News - World News - 2008-12-24 - Santa Tracker Website Helps Children Keep Track Of Children

Sky News - World News - 2008-12-24 - Santa Tracker Website Helps Children Keep Track Of Children

2008 CBS News Story - Harry Smith speaks with NORAD Commander, General Gene Renaurt about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2008 [67]
NORAD Tracks Santa's Sleigh

NORAD Tracks Santa's Sleigh

2008 BBC News Story - Interview with Brian McClendon, Engineering Director for Google Earth and Google Maps on NORAD Tracks Santa and Google in December 2008 [8] [68]
December 2008 - BBC News - Brian McClendon - NORAD Tracks Santa - Google

December 2008 - BBC News - Brian McClendon - NORAD Tracks Santa - Google


References

  1. "From NORAD Santa Tracker To Twitter: Santa Tracking For Christmas Eve 2009, Dec 23, 2009, Danny Sullivan" (in en). Search Engine Land. http://searchengineland.com/santa-tracking-for-christmas-eve-2009-32427. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  2. "'Starr' helps NORAD track Santa, Dec 2, 2003 by Michael Phillips, US Air Force Press Releases" (in en). US Air Force. http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_prfr/is_200312/ai_2198668072/. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  3. "NORAD Missile Agency Tracks Santa By Satellite, December 24, 2007" (in en). Sky News. http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/Sky-News-Archive/Article/20080641298341. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  4. "Aaron Carter Named NORAD's Honorary Santa Tracker, November 25, 2002 by Yahoo Music" (in en). Yahoo News. http://new.music.yahoo.com/aaron-carter/news/aaron-carter-named-norads-honorary-santa-tracker--12059763. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  5. "NORAD gears up for Santa mission, Dec 17, 2009, by Lane Benzel, The Gazette (Colorado Springs)" (in en). The Gazette (Colorado Springs). http://www.gazette.com/articles/nation-90993-charge-norad.html. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  6. "NORAD prepares for 50th year tracking Santa, Dec 18, 2008 by Donna Miles, American Forces Press Service" (in en). American Forces Press Service. http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123128821. Retrieved 2008-12-31. 
  7. "US Missile Agency Tracks Santa, Dec 24, 2008 by Sky News" (in en). Sky News. http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Santa-Tracker-Website-Helps-Children-Keep-Track-Of-Children/Article/200812415193030. Retrieved 2009-12-31. 
  8. "BBC News - Hi-tech helps track Santa Claus, December 24, 2008" (in en). BBC. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7792256.stm. Retrieved 2009-12-31.