The 22 Wing Canadian Forces Base in the North Bay hosted the annual NORAD Truck Santa Promotion. On Christmas night, local media were invited to the Operation His floor to film his members of his 22 Wings chasing Santa in a sleigh. (Cpl. Rob Ouellette, Image Technician, NORAD)
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ATLANTA — Santa Claus packed his sleigh with toys for all the good kids and made it safe for the reindeer to take off. Now they travel the world and visit millions of households. increase.
While waiting for the sound of bells in the air to signify that Santa is nearby, the North American Aerospace Defense Command has a tracking system that shows Jolly Man’s progress around the world.
NORAD, which is responsible for protecting the skies of the United States and Canada, will activate its Santa tracking system at 6am on Christmas Eve. You can follow Santa’s journey around the world on NORAD’s website and CNN’s live stream. Alternatively, you can call the Command Center at 1-877-HI-NORAD (1-877-446-6723).
A live operator or recording will tell callers Santa’s current location, according to NORAD’s Nov. 30 news release.
The tracking service will also be accessible via the NORAD Tracks Santa app, social media, Amazon Alexa, OnStar and the Bing search engine, according to a news release.
This is the 67th year NORAD has tracked Santa’s Christmas trips around the world. According to NORAD’s website, it began by chance in 1955 with an advertisement in a local newspaper letting children know they could call Santa directly.
“Instead of calling Santa, the child called the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado,” the website says.
“Air Force Colonel Harry Shoup, who was on duty that night and answered the child’s phone, quickly realized the mistake and assured the child that he was Santa. I assigned the officer on duty to carry on. Answering the phone created a tradition that lasted until NORAD was founded in 1958.”
According to NORAD, this is how the tradition began and has continued for decades since. According to NORAD, millions of families and children around the world use tracking services to monitor Santa’s whereabouts.