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NORAD tracks Santa's trip around the globe

NORAD tracks Santa's trip around the globe

Instead of Santa, children reached the commander-in-chief's hotline at CONAD, the U.S. Continental Air Defense Command. Once you've done all that, head over to the NORAD Santa Tracker headquarters to explore the North Pole and play some games to help pass the time. Tracking opportunities are also offered through social media on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

If you go to NORAD's website you can see where Santa is on a Google Earth-style map. So, historically, Santa visits the South Pacific first, then New Zealand and Australia. These experts use Santa certified radar, satellites, jets, and cams positioned in strategic locations around the world to inform callers of Santa's whereabouts.

The Santa tracking tradition began in 1955 after a Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. These activities are in support of the NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, which leads the Santa monitoring effort.

Santa Tracker Apps by Google and NORAD    
    Take a look at the Google and NORAD Santa Tracker Apps
Santa Tracker Apps by Google and NORAD Take a look at the Google and NORAD Santa Tracker Apps

She also said, get in bed by 9 p.m.to make sure Santa can deliver toys in our hometowns.

The Colonel on duty updated all the children who called and started a tradition that continues Christmas Eve.

The North American Aerospace defense command, better known as NORAD, protects American airspace; but it's having a little fun.

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