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NORAD Tracking Santa for their 53rd Christmas

In 1955 a Sears & Roebuck store in Colorado Springs advertised for children to call and talk to Santa. Only trouble was that the misprinted phone number connected the children to the Commander in Chief of CONAD, responsible for the tracking of possible incoming ICBMs over North American airspace. Colonel Harry Shoup happily gave children updates as to Santa’s progress via CONADs radar systems and a tradition was born.

For 53 years, NORAD has been tracking Santa’s trips from the North Pole and around the world and providing up to the minute updates on his deliveries. This year you and your children can track Santa with NORAD by visiting NORAD Track Santa where you will find real-time updates on Santa’s position, videos from his stops in various cities, and the option to track him with Google Earth in 3D.

We have our Santa tracker already set up and are watching him make his way from the other side of the globe to our house. I hope he remembers to stop!

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  • CobyMarshal

    A very nice tradition was born by accident. Last year I was able to track down Santa until he arrived bringing us the best gift ever, two beautiful artificial Christmas trees and a lot of decorations for them. We will be able to use them for many years to come and no tree from the forest had to be cut down.

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