Is Santa Claus real?

Of course he is we are all believers here at Team YANTSU. Everyone has had their own experience with Santa and he brings so much joy to millions of children all round the globe.

When does Santa take-off?

He begins his yuletide journey on December 24th at approximately 4:30am EST (9:30am GMT) and the NORAD Tracks Santa map opens at 6:00am EST (11:00am GMT) .

When will Santa arrive at my house?

NORAD tracks Santa, but only Santa knows his route, which means we cannot predict where and when he will arrive at your house. We do, however, know from history that it appears he arrives only when children are asleep! In most countries, it seems Santa arrives between 9:00 p.m. and midnight on December 24th. If children are still awake when Santa arrives, he moves on to other houses. He returns later … but only when the children are asleep.

What route does Santa travel?

Santa usually starts at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean and travels west. So, historically, Santa visits the South Pacific first, then New Zealand and Australia. After that, he shoots up to Japan, over to Asia, across to Africa, then onto Western Europe, Canada, the United States, Mexico and Central and South America. But keep in mind, Santa’s route can be affected by weather, so it’s really unpredictable. NORAD coordinates with Santa’s Elf launch staff to confirm his launch time, but from that point on, Santa calls the shots. We just track him!

Does Santa visit everyone (i.e. Afghanistan, Israel, non-Christian countries)?

Indeed! Santa visits all homes where children who believe in him live.

How can Santa travel the world within 24 hours?

NORAD intelligence reports indicate that Santa does not experience time the way we do. His trip seems to take 24 hours to us, but to Santa it might last days, weeks or even months. Santa would not want to rush the important job of delivering presents to children and spreading joy to everyone, so the only logical conclusion is that Santa somehow functions within his own time-space continuum.

How old is Santa?

It’s hard to know for sure, but from what we know Santa is AT LEAST 16 centuries old.

How does Santa get down chimneys?

Although there are different hypotheses and theories as to how Santa actually gets down the chimneys, we don’t have definitive information to explain the magical phenomenon.

Where is Santa right now?

Santa is most likely at the North Pole, where he lives with Mrs. Claus and the elves who make toys and take care of the reindeer year round! Each year on December 24th, Santa and his reindeer launch from the North Pole very early in the morning for their famous trip around the world. The minute they launch, NORAD starts to track him! In the meantime you can catch up with where he currently is here.

Has Santa ever crashed into anything when he was flying around the world?

Santa has been flying for centuries without hitting anything. He must be a great pilot!

Is Team YANTSU a separate tracker from NORAD or Google?

We use the NORAD Tracks Santa Flight Map to provide Santa’s location, and use all of their resources as our official tracker on our stream. We do not use Google Santa Tracker.

What’s the point of watching?

If you’ve stumbled upon this website, it probably means you’re in a festive mood. Our stream is hosted and attended by a large number of festive people just like yourself! We tell you where Santa is, when kids in every part of the world should be in bed, play Christmas music, do polls, play games, and so much more Christmas entertainment.

Where can I watch the show?

You can easily access the watch page with full chat here on our website, or you can view it on our YouTube Channel, where we host our streams and upload our Santa Cam footage.

When is the show?

Our show runs annually starting at 2:00 AM EST on Christmas Eve, and goes nonstop for 24 hours! Our show begins when Santa wakes up and ends 4 hours before his return to the North Pole.

How do I get on the stream?

Unfortunately, we do not offer co-hosting for fans. However, if you would like to be a part of next year’s show, you are encouraged to apply for Team YANTSU here.

Can I interact with the show?

Yes! Our main form of interaction is our live chat, which is powered by YouTube. We also have Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, where we encourage you to follow our pages and interact with us.

Where do you stream from?

Our hosts are from around the world and broadcast from their home countries in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. You will see hosts from different countries throughout our shows!

How did this all start?

Our stream started in 2009 on now-defunct BlogTv. We have since used Ustream, and now YouTube to reach our broadcast audience. To learn more about our history, visit our about us page.

I want to get involved!

Applications for the 2018 holiday season are currently closed, but we encourage you to apply for 2019, which you can do right here.

Why does the website look different on Android?

We advise all android users to use the firefox web browser for the best quality version of our site.