Here's why kids were calling North American Aerospace Defence Command to ask where Santa Claus was with their presents

Here's why kids were calling North American Aerospace Defence Command to ask where Santa Claus was with their presents

A mix-up had kids ringing US Aerospace Defence Command seeking Santa’s whereabouts and staff played along

Santa Claus trackers worldwide will go live tomorrow, just in time for all fans of Christmas to follow the progress of St Nick as he makes his deliveries across the globe.

The Norad Santa Tracker is operated by the North American Aerospace Defence Command, which helps the United States and Canada detect objects from outer space entering the Earth’s atmosphere, as well as attacks from other countries, such as missiles or fighter planes.

It was a simple misprint of a novelty hotline number for kids to find out Santa’s location that led them to dial Norad’s number instead. The commander at the time decided that Norad staff should reply to these children’s calls, and update them with Santa’s “current location”. Despite its humble, accidental origins, it is now in its 62nd year of tracking Santa’s sleigh.


 

Santa secrets: the stress of unhappy elves, reindeers with fear of heights, and Mrs Claus saying, "no more cookies!"


People looking for a Santa tracker aren’t limited to the Norad offering; Google has joined the fray, with their website offering not only a Santa tracker, but also an advent calendar that features a different game every day leading up to Christmas. Additionally, it features a section where people can learn more about different Christmas cultures around the world. Visitors can also learn coding with Santa and his reindeer.

Both will launch their Santa trackers tomorrow, so keep an eye on the countdown timer if you want to follow Santa as he crosses the globe, spreading love and good cheer ... and presents!

Edited by Nicole Moraleda

This article appeared in the Young Post print edition as
When is Santa Claus coming to town?

Comments

To post comments please
register or

7 Comments

kayle willson

13:43pm

I am pleased to find this website, you have shared very informative article which i like reading.I will come back to the website to read more similar content.
https://gpfindia.in
https://gpfindia.in/about-us/
https://gpfindia.in/shop/
https://gpfindia.in/product/poultry-trace-mineral-formula/
https://gpfindia.in/product/poultry-liver-formula/
https://gpfindia.in/product/poultry-toxin-binder-formula/

ashutosh web3

14:51pm

Affordable Funeral Plans to match your needs. Learn about prepaid funeral plans, funeral plans cost, funeral plans for over 50s. Call +448081699459
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/funeral-flowers/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/funeral-order-of-service/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/funeral-cost/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/funeral-service/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/funeral-directors/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/funeral-insurance/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/humanist-funeral/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/funeral-car/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/funeral-wreaths/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/funeral-homes/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/funeral-cover/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/funeral-arrangements/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/funeral-payment/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/cremation-service/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/funeral-caskets/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/funeral-coffin/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/burial-service/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/funeral/

ashutosh web3

14:52pm

https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/funeral-payment/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/cremation-service/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/funeral-caskets/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/funeral-coffin/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/burial-service/
https://****cheap-funeral-plans.co.uk/funeral/

palak agrawal

21:42pm

google

[url= https://****google.com/]google[/url]

<a href=" https://****google.com/ ">google</a>

kayle willson

20:54pm

I am glad to see this brilliant post. all the details are very helpful and useful for us, keep up to good work.
http://****customfuneralplans.co.uk/funeral-wreaths/

http://****customfuneralplans.co.uk/funeral-homes/

http://****customfuneralplans.co.uk/funeral-cover/

http://****customfuneralplans.co.uk/funeral-arrangements/

http://****customfuneralplans.co.uk/funeral-payment/

http://****customfuneralplans.co.uk/cremation-service/

http://****customfuneralplans.co.uk/funeral-caskets/

kronos poker

01:51am