Dec 17, 2010 12:35 PM by Greg Boyce

NORAD prepares to track Santa

For the 55th consecutive year, the men and women of the North American Aerospace Defense Command are ready to track Santa! The NORAD Tracks Santa website, features holiday games and activities that change daily. The website is available in seven languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Chinese. On Dec. 24, the website will stream videos, captured by NORAD "Santa Cams," from cities along Santa's journey.

It's Santa tracker time at NORAD.  Santa trackers will begin answering phones and replying to email at 2:00 a.m. on December 24 and will continue until 3:00 a.m. on December 25. Children of all ages can call the toll-free Santa tracker number at 1-877-Hi-NORAD or send an email to

NORAD, headquarterd in Colorado Springs, is charged with aerospace tracking for North America. That includes the monitoring of man-made objects in space, and the detection, validation, and warning of attack against North America whether by aircraft, missiles, or space vehicles.  

So it makes sense they'd keep track of Santa, even though he poses no threat.

On Monday, December 20, the Commander of NORAD and executives from Google, Booz Allen Hamilton and the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, who help sponsor the NORAD Tracks Santa Program, will join together at the New York Stock Exchange alongside the one and only Macy's Santa to get people geared up to track Santa as he makes his yuletide journey.



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