OnStar teams up with NORAD to track Santa

The North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) has offered Santa tracking since 1955 according to their website. The program is actually based out of Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The Norad Tracks Santa® program uses satellites, high-powered radar, jet fighters and Santa Cameras to track his whereabouts around the world.


General Motors customers with Chevrolet, Buick, GMC’s and Cadillac’s that have an active OnStar subscription will be able to join in.  Tracking Santa can be done by simply pressing the blue Onstar button in the vehicle and asking for a “Santa Update”.  Available in U.S. Canada and Mexico.GM’s press release also stated that, “In the spirit of the season, OnStar will also donate $1 to the American Red Cross for each Santa Update button push received“.

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The Santa tracking program via OnStar will be available from December 24th between 7 am EST (5am MST Mountain Standard Time). It will end on December 25th at 5 am EST (3 am MST).  Making travel plans for Christmas Eve with the kids in the car? That would be the perfect time to check out Santa’s location and wow the kids!

No OnStar?

No worries, if you don’t have OnStar, but still want to track the white-bearded guy and his reindeer? You can track him right here!


Other Santa Tracking options can be found at the following pages;


NORAD Facebook

On the NORAD website, you can visit the North Pole, play new games every day, watch movies, listen to music, and visit the library. Apps are also available for Android and Apple devices or #NORADTacksSanta #NORADSanta.


What is OnStar?

OnStar is a company owned by General Motors that provides connected services to GM vehicles. A subscription-based service (sometimes comes with a free trial on vehicle purchases) through which pushing a button-usually on the rearview mirror- can provide services such as; emergency services, automatic crash response, stolen vehicle assistance, navigation and more. It’s also the same service that provides smartphone remote vehicle start, lock, and unlocking doors as well as vehicle diagnostics. For more information, OnStar, contact your dealer or check out their website here.




Have a Merry Christmas from the Trusted Auto Professionals team!



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NORAD Tracks Santa.” NEWSLINE360™, 29 Nov. 2017, 12:39, www.newsline360.com/noradsanta.

Chevrolet and OnStar Help Kids Find Santa on His Journey Around the World.”Media.gm.com, 19 Dec. 2017,