Here comes Santa Claus: NORAD ready to help keiki track jolly old Saint Nick

  • Gabe Allen writes a letter to Santa earlier this month during a holiday event at Keauhou Shopping Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Luke Mattos, 2 and his mom Vanessa receive a bag filled with everything to decorate cookies and ornaments Wednesday at Christmas at Keauhou Shopping Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Kekai Kreinberg, left, and Hunter Praksti ride in Santa’s sleigh Wednesday at Christmas at Keauhou Shopping Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Ruby Chardon, 2 and her mom Jennifer visit Santa at Keauhou Shopping Center. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

The North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, launches its annual Santa locator tool today for keiki who want to track when jolly old Saint Nick will reach the Aloha State.