NORAD successful once again tracking Santa on Christmas Eve


Early Tuesday, Old Saint Nick was spotted flying over the Java Sea on his way to Jakarta, Indonesia, according to the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Claus official website.

The annual Google "Santa Tracker" presents us up-to-the-minute files on where Kris Kringle is as he delivers Christmas items to formative years in each place the area.

The site has been live throughout December for parents and teachers alike to help their children be entertained while learning at the same time - you can code a snowflake or learn how to say "Merry Christmas" in a new language, while there are also chances to learn about how different cultures enjoy Christmas each year. In the library, children can find information about Santa, his sleigh, holiday traditions around the world and holiday activities.

We are tracking Santa!

For the 64th time, a wildly popular program run by the USA and Canadian militaries is providing real-time updates on Santa's progress to millions around the globe. Or that Santa Claus weighs 260 pounds at the start of his flight, but by the time he lands he weighs 1,260 pounds?

At 6:55 a.m., NORAD officials tweeted that they had recently called Santa to make sure he knew he was on their radar.

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Decked in his red and white and bearing gifts, today Santa Claus strolled the hallways of Golisano Children's Hospital to brighten the lives of sick children.

NORAD has been tracking Santa since 1955 when a girl dialed a misprinted phone number from a department store advertisement in the local newspaper, believing she was calling Santa.

Sears and Roebuck Ad that led to NORAD Tracking Santa.

In Santa's village at the Music Stage, children can listen to 36 Christmas songs by performers including the U.S. Air Force Academy Band, the NORAD Commanders and others.

Thus, a tradition was born, and continued when NORAD was formed in 1958.

According to the Associated Press, dozens of tech firms - including Google, Microsoft, Hewlett Packard and Bing Maps - work together to deliver the immersive effect for global Santa trackers, with some 15 million visits to the website alone a year ago. It features colorful animation with music and games and stories including one about an underwater tree lighting with a narwhal named Ollie.