NORAD shows when it comes to town

It’s almost Christmas and the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Tracker website is up and running, showing exactly where Santa Claus, his giant sleigh and his magical reindeer are delivering presents to children around the world. entire.

In the days leading up to Christmas Eve, you might have seen Santa Claus in a mall or even taken a virtual tour here and there. But merry old St. Nick will be missing on Christmas Eve night. Don’t worry, NORAD is on it and will follow Santa Claus.

FILE – The Canadian Forces Base at 22 Wing in North Bay held its annual NORAD Tracks Santa promotion. CREDIT: * *1st Lt. Sable Brown ( North American Aerospace Defense Command

In addition to tracking St. Nick, the NORAD Santa Tracker website features a fun interactive town where you can click on different buildings in Santa’s Village and learn about Santa’s history, NORAD’s mission, and even play at games.

This marks the 66th year that NORAD has been tracking Santa’s Christmas journey around the world and, just like last year, anyone tracking Santa’s whereabouts on December 24 can call NORAD to inquire about his location.

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How can I follow Santa Claus?

Since 4 a.m. EST on Christmas Eve, people can follow Santa’s journey on the website, and since 6 a.m. EST, people have the option of calling 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877- 446-6723) to speak with a live operator.

“Due to COVID concerns, the NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center will have fewer phone operators, so callers who do not reach a volunteer will hear a regularly updated recording of Santa’s current location” , NORAD said.

Despite fewer phone companies answering calls asking where Santa is on Christmas Eve, the NORAD Santa Tracker website can give kids an indicator of how much time they have left before getting milk and milk ready. cookies.

Kids can also find Santa using Onstar, Amazon Alexa, and checking the NORAD mobile apps for Apple and Android devices.

This story was reported from Los Angeles.

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