Many parents and kids will be checking the Norad Santa Tracker today to see when he will arrive in their town! The Norad Santa Tracker 2010 is a huge hit that has been going on for quite some time. Tracking Santa is a tradition that families enjoy every year, as children everywhere wonder, “Where is Santa Claus right now?”, as they fall asleep on Christmas Eve. How did the Norad Santa tracker tradition get started?
The answer may surprise you.
Tracking Santa Claus started all the way back in 1955. A local child in Colorado Springs mistakenly dialed the number for the Continental Air Defense Command Operations Center, which was Norad’s predecessor.
The child, of course, asked the man who answered the phone, “Where is Santa Claus?”, and the man happily gave him an answer.
With that one phone call, the tradition of the Norad Santa Tracker was born! The program moved online in 1998, and you can view the Norad Santa Tracker 2010 official site here, where you can get information for tracking Santa on Google Earth.
Will you be continuing in the tradition and tracking Santa Claus with the Norad Santa Tracker tonight?