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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. From 2009 onward, 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 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.


2011

NTS 2011 Logo W

NORAD Tracks Santa 2010 Logo

56th Anniversary of NORAD Tracks Santa


2011 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

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

2011 - 02 - NTS - North Pacific Islands - English

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

For text of narration, click here
[3]
2011 - 03 - NTS - Auckland - New Zealand - English

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

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

For text of narration, click here
[4]
2011 - 04 - NTS - Melbourne - Australia - English

2011 - 04 - NTS - Melbourne - Australia - English

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

For text of narration, click here
[5]
2011 - 05 - NTS - Sendai - Japan - English

2011 - 05 - NTS - Sendai - Japan - English

6. Flying along the Great Wall of China

For text of narration, click here
[6]
2011 - 06 - NTS - Great Wall of China - English

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

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

For text of narration, click here
[7]
2011 - 07 - NTS - Jakarta - Indonesia - English

2011 - 07 - NTS - Jakarta - Indonesia - English

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

For text of narration, click here
[8]
2011 - 08 - NTS - Mount Everest - Nepal - English

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

9. Flying over India's famous Taj Mahal

For text of narration, click here
[9]
2011 - 09 - NTS - Taj Mahal - India - English

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

10. Flying over Moscow, Russia (return to video location from 2009)

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

2011 - 10 - NTS - Moscow - Russia - English

11. Passing over the Pyramids of Egypt (Return to video location from 2009)

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

2011 - 11 - NTS - Pyramids - Egypt - English

12. Flying towards Rome, Italy (return to video location from 2009) [12]
2011 - 12 - NTS - Rome - Italy - English

2011 - 12 - NTS - Rome - Italy - English

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

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

2011 - 13 - NTS - Amsterdam - Netherlands - English

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

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

2011 - 14 - NTS - Brussels - Belgium - English

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

2011 - 15 - NTS - Paris - France - English

16. Circling the skies near London, United Kingdom

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

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

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

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

2011 - 17 - NTS - Dublin - Ireland - English

18. Flying over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

For text of narration, click here
[18]
2011 - 18 - NTS - Rio de Janeiro - Brazil - English

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

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

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

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

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

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

2011 - 20 - NTS - Santiago - Chile - English

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

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

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

22. Flying over New York City, New York

For text of narration, click here
[22]
2011 - 22 - NTS - New York City - New York - USA - English

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

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

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

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

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

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

2011 - 24 - NTS - Montreal - Canada - English

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

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

2011 - 25 - NTS - Guadalajara - Mexico - English

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

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

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

27. Flying over San Francisco, California (return to video location from 2002)

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

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

28. 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
[28]
2011 - 28 - NTS - Maui - Hawaii - USA - English

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


The NORAD Tracks Santa program continues to make Santa tracking an enjoyable experience by varying the route again in 2011 with 28 posted Santa Cam videos. NORAD and Google are determined to avoid repeating the impact from AOL 2005 - 2006 "Era of Stagnation" which caused most (85 % plus) of the NORAD Tracks Santa website videos to feature the same Santa Cam locations.

New first-time Santa Cam videos for 2011 were: 1) Melbourne, Australia, 2) Sendai, Japan, 3) Jakarta, Indonesia, 4) Amsterdam, Netherlands, 5) Brussels, Belgium, 6) Dublin, Ireland, 7) Amazon Rainforest, Brazil, 8) Santiago, Chile, 9) Atlanta, Georgia, 10) Portland, Maine, 11) Montreal in Quebec, Canada, 12) Guadalajara, Mexico, and 13) Boulder, Colorado.

Santa Cam videos back in 2011 after an absence were: 1) Moscow, Russia (last seen in 2009), 2) Egyptian Pyramids of Giza near Cairo, Egypt (last seen in 2009), 3) Rome, Italy (last seen in 2009), and 4) San Francisco, California (last seen in 2002).

The Santa Cam video for Melbourne, Australia replaced the 2010 Santa Cam video for Sydney, Australia.

The Santa Cam video for Sendai, Japan replaced the 2010 Santa Cam video for Mount Fuji in Japan.

The Santa Cam video for Jakarta, Indonesia replaced the 2010 Santa Cam video for Perth, Australia.

The Santa Cam video for Moscow, Russia replaced the 2010 Santa Cam video for Athens, Greece.

The Santa Cam video for the Egyptian Pyramids of Giza near Cairo, Egypt replaced the 2010 Santa Cam video for International Space Station (ISS).

The Santa Cam video for Rome, Italy replaced the 2010 Santa Cam video for Florence, Italy.

The Santa Cam video for Amsterdam, Netherlands replaced the 2010 Santa Cam video for Berlin, Germany.

The Santa Cam video for Brussels, Belgium replaced the 2010 Santa Cam video for Johanesburg, South Africa.

The Santa Cam video for Dublin, Ireland replaced the 2010 Santa Cam video for Bracelona, Spain.

The Santa Cam video for Amazon Rainforest, Brazil replaced the 2010 Santa Cam video for Machu Picchu in Peru

The Santa Cam video for Santiago, Chile replaced the 2010 Santa Cam video for Reindeer Lake in Canada.

The Santa Cam video for Atlanta, Georgia replaced the 2010 Santa Cam video for the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

The Santa Cam video for Portland, Maine replaced the 2010 Santa Cam video for Chicago, Illinois.

The Santa Cam video for Quebec, Canada replaced the 2010 Santa Cam video for Toronto in Ontario, Canada.

The Santa Cam video for Guadalajara, Mexico replaced the 2010 Santa Cam video for Mexico City, Mexico.

The Santa Cam video for Boulder, Colorado replaced the 2010 Santa Cam video forDenver, Colorado.

The Santa Cam video for San Francisco, California replaced the 2010 Santa Cam video for Seattle, Washington.


2011 NORAD Tracks Santa - Other Videos
Other Videos Link Clip
2011 Holiday Message from NORAD Commander General Charles H. Jacoby, Jr. and NORAD Deputy Commander Lieutenant General Thomas J. Lawson. [29]
NTS 2011 - General Jacoby - Lt

NTS 2011 - General Jacoby - Lt.Gen Lawson - NORAD Holiday Message

2011 NORAD Tracks Santa Holiday Message by NORAD Alaska Region [30]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Alaska NORAD Region - 2011

NORAD Tracks Santa - Alaska NORAD Region - 2011

2011 NORAD Tracks Santa Holiday Message by NORAD Canada Region [31]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Canadian NORAD Region - 2011

NORAD Tracks Santa - Canadian NORAD Region - 2011

2011 NORAD Tracks Santa Holiday Message by NORAD U.S. Continental Region and 601st Air and Space Operations Center [32]
NORAD Tracks Santa - Continental NORAD Region - 2011

NORAD Tracks Santa - Continental NORAD Region - 2011

2011 NORAD Tracks Santa Holiday Message by Olympic and Paralympic Athletes at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA [33]
NTS 2011 - Operation Good Will - Olympic and Paralympic Athletes

NTS 2011 - Operation Good Will - Olympic and Paralympic Athletes

2011 NORAD Tracks Santa Holiday Message by USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment at the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA [34]
NTS 2011 - Operation Good Will - USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment

NTS 2011 - Operation Good Will - USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment

2011 NORAD Tracks Santa Trailer [35]
NORAD Tracks Santa Trailer 2011

NORAD Tracks Santa Trailer 2011

2011 Holiday Videos From Around the World - Woodstock School, Mussoorie, India [36]
NTS 2011 - Student Video - Woodtsock School - Mussoorie - India

NTS 2011 - Student Video - Woodtsock School - Mussoorie - India

2011 Holiday Videos From Around the World - Patch American High School, Stuttgart, Germany [37]
NTS 2011 - Student Video - Patch American HS - Stutggart - Germany

NTS 2011 - Student Video - Patch American HS - Stutggart - Germany

2011 Holiday Videos From Around the World - Faith Middle School, Fort Benning, Georgia, USA [38]
NTS 2011 - Student Video - Ft Benning - GA

NTS 2011 - Student Video - Ft Benning - GA

2011 Holiday Videos From Around the World - West Point Middle School, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York, USA [39]
NTS 2011 - Student Video - West Point Middle School - USMA - NY

NTS 2011 - Student Video - West Point Middle School - USMA - NY

2011 Holiday Videos From Around the World - U.S. Consulate, Krakow, Poland. [40]
NTS 2011 - Student Video - Krakow - Poland

NTS 2011 - Student Video - Krakow - Poland

2011 Holiday Videos From Around the World - Ramstein Air Base, Landstuhl, Germany [41]
NTS 2011 - Student Video - Landstuhl - Germany

NTS 2011 - Student Video - Landstuhl - Germany

2011 Holiday Videos From Around the World - Anglo-American School of Sofia, Bulgaria [42]
NTS 2011 - Student Video - Anglo-American School - Sofia - Bulgaria

NTS 2011 - Student Video - Anglo-American School - Sofia - Bulgaria

2011 Holiday Videos From Around the World - Maxwell Elementary/Middle School, Montgomery, Alabama [43]
NTS 2011 - Student Video - Elementary-Middle School - Maxwell AFB - AL

NTS 2011 - Student Video - Elementary-Middle School - Maxwell AFB - AL

2011 Holiday Videos From Around the World - Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Guantánamo Bay, Cuba [44]
NTS 2011 - Student Video - Guantanamo Bay - Cuba

NTS 2011 - Student Video - Guantanamo Bay - Cuba

2011 Holiday Videos From Around the World - Student Video from Banjul American Embassy School, Fajara, the Gambia [45]
NTS 2011 - Student Video - Banjul Embassy School - Gambia

NTS 2011 - Student Video - Banjul Embassy School - Gambia

2011 Holiday Videos - Students at the US Embassy London on 20 December 2011 Looking Forward to Santa's upcoming visit [46]
NTS - Welcome to London Santa - December 2011

NTS - Welcome to London Santa - December 2011

NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center B-roll on Christmas Eve of 2011. [47]
NTS - B-Roll - NTS Operations Center - 24 Dec 2011

NTS - B-Roll - NTS Operations Center - 24 Dec 2011

2011 AP News Story - AP News speaks with NORAD Commander, General Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2011 [48]
NTS - GEN Jacoby - Assoc Press - 24 Dec 2011

NTS - GEN Jacoby - Assoc Press - 24 Dec 2011

2011 CBS Morning News Story - CBS Morning News speaks with NORAD Commander, General Charles H. Jacoby, Jr. and COL Michael Yowell, about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2011 [49]
NTS - GEN Jacoby - COL Yowell - CBS Morning News - New York - 24 Dec 2011

NTS - GEN Jacoby - COL Yowell - CBS Morning News - New York - 24 Dec 2011

2011 WISH-TV Story - WISH-TV speaks with NORAD Commander, General Charles H. Jacoby, Jr. and COL Michael Yowell, about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2011 [50]
NTS - GEN Jacoby - COL Yowell - WISH-TV - Indianapolis - IN - 24 Dec 2011

NTS - GEN Jacoby - COL Yowell - WISH-TV - Indianapolis - IN - 24 Dec 2011

2011 CTV News Story - CTV News speaks with NORAD Commander, General Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2011 [51]
NTS - GEN Jacoby - CTV - NTS - 24 Dec 2011

NTS - GEN Jacoby - CTV - NTS - 24 Dec 2011

2011 Fox and Friends News Story - Fox and Friends News speaks with NORAD Commander, General Jacoby, about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2011 [52]
NTS - GEN Jacoby - Fox and Freinds - NY - 24 Dec 2011

NTS - GEN Jacoby - Fox and Freinds - NY - 24 Dec 2011

2011 News Story - News reporter speaks with NORAD Commander, General Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., and Master Sergeant (Rtd) James H. Mahorn about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2011 [53]
NTS - GEN Jacoby - MSG (Rtd) Mahorn - 24 Dec 2011

NTS - GEN Jacoby - MSG (Rtd) Mahorn - 24 Dec 2011

2011 Reuters News Story - Reuters News speaks with NORAD Commander, General Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2011 [54]
NTS - GEN Jacoby - Reuters - 24 Dec 2011

NTS - GEN Jacoby - Reuters - 24 Dec 2011

2011 Weather Channel News Story - Weather Channel speaks with NORAD Commander, General Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2011 [55]
NTS - GEN Jacoby - Weather Channel - 24 Dec 2011

NTS - GEN Jacoby - Weather Channel - 24 Dec 2011

2011 CBC News Story - CBC News speaks with NORAD Deputy Commander, Lieutenant General Thomas J. Lawson, Canadian Forces about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2011 [56]
NTS - LtGen Lawson - CBC-TV - Toronto - ON - 24 Dec 2011

NTS - LtGen Lawson - CBC-TV - Toronto - ON - 24 Dec 2011

2011 CTV News Story 1 - CTV News speaks with NORAD Deputy Commander, Lieutenant General Thomas J. Lawson, Canadian Forces about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2011 [57]
NTS - LtGen Lawson - CTV 01 Canada - Toronto - ON - 24 Dec 2011

NTS - LtGen Lawson - CTV 01 Canada - Toronto - ON - 24 Dec 2011

2011 CTV News Story 2 - CTV News speaks with NORAD Deputy Commander, Lieutenant General Thomas J. Lawson, Canadian Forces about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2011 [58]
NTS - LtGen Lawson - CTV 02 Canada - 24 Dec 2011

NTS - LtGen Lawson - CTV 02 Canada - 24 Dec 2011

2011 CTV News Story 3 - CTV News speaks with NORAD Deputy Commander, Lieutenant General Thomas J. Lawson, Canadian Forces about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2011 [59]
NTS - LtGen Lawson - CTV 03 Canada - 24 Dec 2011

NTS - LtGen Lawson - CTV 03 Canada - 24 Dec 2011

2011 Weather Channel News Story - Weather Channel speaks with US NORTHCOM Deputy Commander, Lieutenant General Frank Grass and Bruno Bowden of Google about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2011 [60]
NTS - LTG Grass - Bruno Bowden - Google - Weather Channel - 24 Dec 2011

NTS - LTG Grass - Bruno Bowden - Google - Weather Channel - 24 Dec 2011

2011 KTVK-TV News Story - KTVK-TV News speaks with US NORTHCOM Deputy Commander, Lieutenant General Frank Grass about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2011 [61]
NTS - LTG Grass - KTVK-TV - Phoenix - AZ - 24 Dec 2011

NTS - LTG Grass - KTVK-TV - Phoenix - AZ - 24 Dec 2011

2011 WCMH-TV News Story - WCMH-TV News speaks with US NORTHCOM Deputy Commander, Lieutenant General Frank Grass about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2011 [62]
NTS - LTG Grass - WCMH-TV - Columbus - OH - 24 Dec 2011

NTS - LTG Grass - WCMH-TV - Columbus - OH - 24 Dec 2011

2011 Weather Channel News Story - Weather Channel speaks with Lieutenant Commander William Lewis, about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2011 [63]
NTS - LCDR Lewis - Weather Channel - 24 Dec 2011

NTS - LCDR Lewis - Weather Channel - 24 Dec 2011

2011 Weather Channel News Story - Weather Channel speaks with Mr. John Cornelio, of NORAD Public Affairs and the Chief of Media Relations, about the NORAD Tracking Santa effort on December 24, 2011 [64]
NTS - John Conelio - Chief - Media Rel - Weather Channel - Atlanta - GA - 24 Dec 2011

NTS - John Conelio - Chief - Media Rel - Weather Channel - Atlanta - GA - 24 Dec 2011

References