Three Ways to "Officially" Track Santa
Parents hoping to help their children track Santa Claus this year have three options.
Google has rolled out a Santa Tracker. The tracker comes complete with interactive games.
On the App side, SuperKiddoStudio has a free Santa Tracker App that allows users to follow Santa.
NORAD is also actively tracking Santa for its’ 60th year.
According to NORAD’S website, the tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief's operations "hotline." The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born.
In 1958, the governments of Canada and the United States created a bi-national air defense command for North America called the North American Aerospace Defense Command, also known as NORAD, which then took on the tradition of tracking Santa.