December 24, 2013 (North Pole) – Children and the young at heart can track Santa’s flight across the globe today and tonight at www.noradsanta.com. The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) tradition dates back to 1955, when a Sears store’s holiday ad had a misprint, directing callers to Santa instead to an agency that was NORAD’s predecessor. Colonel Harry Shoup had his staff provide radar locations for Santa making his way south from the North Pole.
This year’s site includes videos, games, Santa’s village, holiday songs and more. Clicking any location on the interactive map brings up photos and details of every city shown on the site, which also tracks number of packages delivered and more. Start tracking Santa here: http://www.noradsanta.org/