Good little boys and girls can now keep a watchful eye on Father Christmas, thanks to the NORAD Santa Tracker.

The interactive tool has been designed to helps kids across the globe track Santa right up until Christmas Eve - his busiest day of the year.

NORAD's festive tracker has been around for the last 60 years - in some form or another - and follows the man in red each December as he prepares for his world-round trip.

It also has a timer on the bottom corner of the screen counting down the days until Christmas Eve.

As well as this, the site also has lots of games and fun facts to keep children entertained during the countdown.

The Santa Tracker is also available as an app, which iPhone and Android users can download.

NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) defends airspace for America and Canada, and it was merely an accident that its now famous tracker was created.

The tradition began in 1955 in America, after an advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa.

Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to NORAD. The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole.

Children who called were given updates on his location, and the tracker was born. Before it became an interactive tool, children could find out where Santa was by calling the NORAD hot line in December.

However, NORAD does not reveal exactly how it knows Santa's whereabouts.

You can also email Norad on