Where's Santa? The North American Aerospace Defense Command will be keeping him in their sights
The NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center at Peterson Air Force Base (Facebook photo)
On a normal day, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) monitors the airspace over North America for potential threats. But on Christmas Eve, NORAD will use its satellites, high-powered radars, and jet fighters to track Santa Claus as he makes his Yuletide journey around the world. So, where is #Santa? Visit noradsanta.org to start tracking. The site also includes Christmas songs, games, and an interactive exploration of Santa's village. Call NORAD at 1-877-446-6723 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to talk to a live #NORAD Santa tracker. Every year 1,500 volunteers staff telephones and computers to answer calls and e-mails from children (and adults) from around the world. Live updates are provided through the NORAD Tracks Santa Web site (in seven languages), over telephone lines, and by e-mail to keep curious children and their families informed about Santa’s whereabouts and if it’s time to get to bed. The NORAD Tracks Santa Web Site receives nearly nine million unique visitors from more than 200 countries and territories around the world every Christmas Eve. Volunteers receive more than 140,000 calls to the NORAD Tracks Santa hotline from children around the globe. This year, children and the young-at-heart are able to track Santa through Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. To follow his progress on any of these Web sites, type in @noradsanta into the search engine and start tracking.