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When Will Santa Reach Marietta?

With the help of NORAD, we're tracking St. Nick's progress toward Cobb County.

Check out this link to see what Santa Claus sees as he makes his round-the-world trip on Christmas Eve, thanks to the Air Force's North American Aerospace Defense Command, known everywhere as NORAD.

is providing backup tracking of the 32-foot sleigh, the Examiner reports.

You also can follow Santa's progress on the interactive map above.

According to NORAD, Santa should get to Marietta between 9 p.m. and midnight.

To get the latest updates on his progress, call 877-HINORAD, and a friendly volunteer, usually from the armed forces, will help you out. (If you get a soldier, sailor, airman or Marine, be sure to offer thanks for serving our country so you can stay on Santa's good-child list.)

Last year, NORAD handled more than 80,000 calls about Santa's progress, The Washington Post reports.

What treats will Santa find when he gets to your house?

While you wait, check out the games and activities at the Countdown Village.

See how Santa and Mrs. Claus got ready for the big night with their at Holly Springs-Hickory Flat Patch.

And as the big guy says, "Merry Christmas to all, and to all, a good night."

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