Santa Claus is coming to our hometowns! WDBJ7 tracks Santa with NORAD

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) WDBJ7 is tracking Santa with NORAD!

This is a decades-old tradition by the U.S. military, and WDBJ7’s Caitlin Francis spoke live on Sunday morning with a Santa Tracker, General Lori Robinson.

General Robinson told us where you can go to track Santa yourself, or how you can call them at NORAD!

She also said, get in bed by 9 p.m. to make sure Santa can deliver toys in our hometowns.

Children around the world can call the Avaya-powered Santa tracking hotline at 1-877-HI-NORAD, to speak with NORAD Santa tracking experts. These experts use Santa certified radar, satellites, jets, and cams positioned in strategic locations around the world to inform callers of Santa's whereabouts.

With a growing number of children wanting to keep tabs on the big man in red, Avaya is anticipating that the hotline will set a new world record of calls this year, topping last year's total of 154,192 calls.