The time has finally arrived! Santa is in New Jersey and wishes everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!


Every year on Christmas Eve, Big Joe Henry join is joined by Bob Williams for live dispatches from around the globe, as New Jersey 101.5 tracks Santa on his way to New Jersey.

This year, you can color along! Just print out our special Santa Tracker 2017 Coloring Map and watch this post for Santa Tracking updates! You'll also hear each and every one in the Big Joe Christmas Eve Spectacular, Dec. 24, from 5 to 10 p.m.

Big Joe will be playing everyone's favorite Christmas classics and taking your requests and dedications. Call 1-800-283-1015 or tweet your requests @nj1015 using #request.

Parents, be sure to tune in to this post or NJ 101.5 on air for Santa Tracking updates at 6:48, 7:18, 8:18, 8:33, 8:48, 9:08 and 9:18 p.m.

Plus: Big Joe will read The Night Before Christmas in front of a roaring fireplace. It’s all presented on your radio with limited interruption. Enjoy the night with your family and friends. Merry Christmas from “the big guy” and Santa too!

Past Updates:

UPDATE: 9:08 - Start spreading the news, Santa's on his way to New York! Before you know it he'll cross the Hudson and be on his way to New Jersey.

UPDATE: 8:48 - Santa made it across the ocean and is delivering presents from Toronto to Vancouver before crossing the border on his way to New Jersey.


UPDATE: 8:33 - The last stops before Santa crosses the Atlantic will hopefully bring him the luck of the Irish as he stops in Ireland and neighboring countries across the pond.


UPDATE: 8:18 - Even after all these years Santa still loves flying over the pyramids of Egypt. He's also bringing presents to all the good boys and girls in India and South Africa now.

UPDATE: 7:48 - G'day mate! Santa has left the cold temperatures of the North Pole and has made his way to Australia. He'll go from Down Under to China and Russia as he makes his way west.


UPDATE: 7:18 - On Dasher, on Dancer, on Prancer and Vixen ... Santa has officially taken off from the North Pole and is on his way!

UPDATE: 6:48- The reindeer have been fed, the toys are loaded up, and Santa is ready to start his trip around the world. He'll be in New Jersey before we know it!





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