NORAD Website is All Set to Track Santa’s Journey from the North Pole before Christmas Bells Ring

December 6, 2014, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

It’s time we raise our spirits to welcome the festive mood of Christmas. Making his way from the northern poles is none other than the portly and joyous Christmas man, Santa.

And, as is it has been in the past years, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has got underway with its mission of tracking Santa’s journey and spreading the news to the young ones.

The new website launched by NORAD deals with daily games, Santa history, movies, music and gift shops to live up to the spirit of Christmas. A countdown has also started on the website for live tracking of Santa when the bells ring on Christmas Eve.

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Radars, Fighter Jets, Santa cams and satellite communications aid NORAD in tracking down the journey from North. Now that’s the story for children — for the real side, Santa tracking comes as a long-living tradition for NORAD.

Back in 1955, CONAD Commander-in-Chief once received a call from a kid seeking the whereabouts of Santa. The call, actually intended for Colorado Springs-based advertisement firm Sears Roebuck & Co., reached the wrong person due to a misprint.

The ad firm helps kids track the journey of Santa. But since then, it’s been a tradition at NORAD with more than a thousand people this time on-board to deal with 70,000 calls and 1,200 emails by December 24th.

Preparations of Santa would go live from 2:01 a.m. EST on Dec. 24 and Santa tracking would open up its hotline at 6:00 a.m. Trackers could catch up with Santa tracking by dialing 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or by sending out mails to

A Santa tracking app has also been made available on app stores for Windows  that ticks you with the south- bound travel of Santa through your smartphones.

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Google, former partners of NORAD in Santa tracking, has also launched the countdown for Santa tracking with a website that guides you through Santa Village with similar stuff like music, daily games and videos.

It was since 2012 that Google and NORAD have set up separate websites for Santa tracking after the duo decided to part ways for unknown reasons. NORAD is currently keeping Santa tracking alive by associating with Bing services from Microsoft instead of Google Maps.

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