PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (WWJ) – The North American Aerospace Defense Command is ready to track Santa’s yuletide journey!
Starting at 6:00 a.m. on Dec. 24, trackers worldwide can talk to a live phone operator to inquire about Santa’s whereabouts by calling 1-877-Hi-NORAD or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NORAD’s “Santa Cams” will also stream videos as Santa makes his way over various locations worldwide.
While you’re tracking Santa online, you can also play holiday games and activities and view video messages from students and troops from around the world.
NORAD Tracks Santa has truly become a global experience, delighting generations of families everywhere. It all started in 1955 when a local media ad directed kids to call Santa direct – only the number was misprinted. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone rang through to the Crew Commander on duty at the Continental Air Defense Command Operations Center. Thus began the tradition which NORAD has carried on since it was created in 1958.