PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (CBSMiami) – There are just a few days left until Christmas which means The North American Aerospace Defense Command is ready to start tracking Santa’s yuletide journey around the world.
The NORAD Tracks Santa website is celebrating its 62nd Anniversary.
The website, www.noradsanta.org, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more.
The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese.
Of course, the big countdown really begins at 2:01 a.m. on December 24th. That’s when website visitors can watch Santa make preparations for his flight.
NORAD’s “Santa Cams” will stream videos as Santa makes his way over various locations. Then, at 6 a.m. trackers worldwide can speak with a live phone operator to inquire as to Santa’s whereabouts by dialing the toll-free number 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or by sending an email to email@example.com.
Any time on Dec. 24, Windows Phone users can ask Cortana for Santa’s location, and OnStar subscribers can press the OnStar button in their vehicles to locate Santa.
NORAD Tracks Santa has delighted generations of families all over the world!
It all started in 1955 when a local media advertisement directed children 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 carried on since it was created in 1958.