Some say you have to see it to believe it, and kids around the world today are doing just that.

The North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD), officially launched their video stream of Santa making his final preparations early this morning.

NORAD has been tracking Santa’s journey for over 50 years and each year updating with the newest technology.

NORAD Operations Public Affairs Officer, Al Blondin tells 570 News they have “Santa Cams” equipped to live stream Santa’s full journey.

The stream went live online this morning at 2 and will stay up until 2 tomorrow morning – when all the presents have been delivered.

Blondin says it all started from a wrong number.

He says in 1955 an ad in a paper invited children to call and speak with Santa Claus, but the number was printed wrong and sent callers to the NORAD Operations Centre instead.

Blondin says, “The senior officer on watch that night picked up the phone, and expecting The White House or The Pentagon, he had a child on the line asking where Santa is.”

He said the officer played along with it and since then the tracking tradition has stayed.

To see the magic for yourself go online to www.noradsanta.org.