In this image provided by noradsanta.org, the official NORAD tracking of Santa Clause is shown on a satellite map of the world, Friday, Dec. 24, 2010. NORAD Tracks Santa, the official name of the exercise, began in 1955 when a Colorado Springs newspaper ad invited kids to talk to Santa on a hotline. The phone number had a typo, and dozens of kids wound up dialing the Continental Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs, the predecessor to NORAD. (AP Photo/NORAD, via noradsanta.org)
Santa Clause has completed his preparations for his yearly Christmas present delivery. He has left the North Pole and has started his run in the Far East, where Christmas morning has arrived. Children in west central Minnesota can follow Santa's travels on the official NORAD Santa Tracker Web site.