For 62nd year, NORAD takes calls from kids awaiting Santa

Tomas Mccoy
December 25, 2017

Google also offers the Santa tracker online, and you can do a simple Google search for "Santa Tracker" to get a quick update on where the man in red is right this second.

For instance, the NORAD tracker has a handy timer in the bottom corner which is counting down until Christmas Eve.

Today, it provides users with an exact Global Positioning System location of Santa's position - through a fun, interactive tool on its website. It went on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in 2008.

The NORAD Tracks Santa website, which launched December 1, features Santa's North Pole Village and includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more.

Airport have revealed they are expecting Santa to arrive just before midnight.

Keep in mind, Santa's route can be affected by weather, so it's really unpredictable.

NORAD has been annually tracking Santa's progress since 1958.

It all started in 1955 when a local media advertisement directed children to call Santa direct.

A department store advert posted in the Colorado Springs newspaper had provided a phone number where children could call up Santa. NORAD has also shared a helpline number (1-877-HI-NORAD or 1-877-446-6723) where children can call and know about Santa's location.

NORAD, a United States and Canada bi-national organization that provides aerospace warning, aerospace control, and maritime warning for North America, has been following Santa's journey as he leaves the North Pole and delivers presents around the globe on Christmas Eve since 1955.

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