Santa to arrive in Juneau early Tuesday morning

    Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus during an appearance at JBER in Anchorage in 2016. (Photo courtesy U.S. Army)

    Denver (KINY) - Saint Nick and his reindeer will fly over Juneau just after 1 a.m. Alaska Time.

    Santa Claus is on his way and is scheduled to arrive in the Last Frontier early on Christmas Day.

    The official route of Santa is a tightly held secret at NORAD, the U.S. government agency that is monitoring his path via satellite and ground stations, but the agency estimates he will make an appearance at approximately 1:06 a.m.

    But, as all the kids and adults on Santa's "nice" list know, they have to be tucked into bed for him to make a stop.

    Anyone can track Santa’s whereabouts by calling 1-877-HI-NORAD, or by emailing You can follow NORAD’s interactive Santa Tracker at, or on

    According to a spokesperson for the Royal Canadian Air Force, four fighter jets will escort Santa through Canadian airspace as he makes his approach to Alaska from the east.


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