Track Santa Claus along his Christmas Eve journey to BC

Track Santa Claus along his Christmas Eve journey to BC

Track Santa Claus along his Christmas Eve journey to BC

Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born.

The clever Norad app brings a precise Global Positioning System location of Santa's progress and will show you exactly where the jolly fellow is.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is tracking a sleigh and eight tiny reindeer around the world as it heads for U.S. airspace Sunday night.

With Christmas Eve upon us, children all over the world may be wondering when Santa is going to arrive at their house!

Even today, volunteers staff call centres on Christmas Eve and take around 70,000 phone calls from 200 countries.

But the tradition was started by accident, when a local advertisement inviting kids to call Santa accidentally misprinted the number.

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

The Colorado-based North American Aerospace Defense Command is ready to track Santa's yuletide journey for the 62nd time.

Instead of a phone number for children to call Santa, the ad gave the hotline number for the Commander in Chief of Continental Air Defense Command, the predecessor of NORAD. The website is available in eight languages.

Website visitors can watch Santa make preparations for his flight. Bing and Cortana users can also find Santa's location on December 24.

They can track his whereabouts and access NORAD's "Santa Cams" as he journeys around the world to bring joy to good boys and girls. This is due, in large part, to the efforts and services of numerous program contributors.

The website also features fun games and activities for the entire family to enjoy over these next two days.

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