Ho-Ho-Ho! It is that time of the year again as the NORAD Santa Tracker 2014 website is up and ready for Christmas! Each year since 1958, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has been letting the girls and boys of the world know where Santa Claus is as he makes his way from the North Pole across the globe. The tradition actually began by accident in 1955 when Sears & Roebuck misprinted a newspaper ad with a ′Call Santa′ hotline, giving out the phone number to CONAD, the Command of North American Air Defense. The man on duty at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, took it all in stride and gave children updates as to where old St. Nick was. In 1958, the Canadian and United States governments made it official that NORAD would staff a phone bank for this purpose during the big night. Now in the digital age, NORAD maintains their Santa Tracker website, as well as phone and email staff to answer any questions about Santa Claus.
The NORAD Santa Tracker website has been upgraded for 2014. If you go to www.noradsanta.org you will find many new features. For example, there is a cool library section which contains the ′Secret Santa Files′, loaded with details, including the specs for Santa′s sleigh! NORAD will track Santa using every available means throughout the world, including radar, satellites and even an escort by Canadian CF-18 fighter jets. NORAD is also introducing Santa Cam to give you a bird′s eye view of the jolly old fellow as he makes his way delivery presents to all the girls and boys!
So if you want to know where Santa Claus is go check out the NORAD Santa Tracker 2014 website. The fun begins later tonight as St. Nick makes his way from the North Pole across the Pacific to bring the children of various Pacific islands, New Zealand, Australia and Asia their Christmas gifts. The North American Aerospace Defense Command continues its tradition of tracking Santa Claus for all the girls and boys this Christmas with a full staff of volunteers whose duty and honor is to bring some joy to the world!