Gets Santa’s Whereabouts on Christmas Eve Online or By Text!
Santa has packed his bags and is headed to the North Pole for last minute preparations. He's going to make his annual trip around the world tomorrow night. So, how do you keep up with where he's at? With such advanced technologies, now you can track Santa throughout his entire flight using your computer or smart phone. And hey, remember he sees you when you are sleeping, knows when you're awake - don't feel bad about peeking in on his whereabouts. -Kathleen Albin
Track Kris Kringle using NORAD's official Santa tracker. NORAD tracks airplanes, missiles, space launches and anything else that flies in or around the North American continent, so naturally they must track Santa's whereabouts so he isn't seen as a threat by the military and shot down.
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.
Now, NORAD tracks Santa using radar, satellites, Santa cams and jet fighters! There is lots of interesting information found on the NORAD Santa tracker website including his sleigh information, Santa facts and of course his coordinates.
And now, you can text SANTA to 51414 and WFIE will send you Santa's whereabouts throughout the evening and videos from Santa's sleigh. Whoa...
Okay, get to bed early so that Santa will come!