For the last 67 years, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has operated its Santa Tracker, which provides the whereabouts of Santa Claus during December at www.noradsanta.org.
Obviously, websites weren’t around in 1955, but the tradition began that year when a child misdialed a phone number and reached NORAD wondering where Santa was. An on-duty officer convinced the child that he was Santa. Since then, NORAD has embraced the imagination of children around the world wondering when Santa will arrive.
Starting at 3 a.m. CT tomorrow (Saturday Dec. 24) through 1 a.m. Sunday (Christmas Day), a toll-free hotline (1-877-HI-NORAD) will have volunteers standing by to keep kids apprised of Santa’s flight schedule. From 1 a.m. to 4 a.m. CT Christmas morning, a recorded message will relay Santa’s location.
While waiting for the thrill of finding presents under the tree, the NORAD experience can create memories that will last a lifetime.