How to Track Santa Tonight

25 December, 2017, 16:34 | Author: Miranda Cannon
  • Santa Tracker 2017 Google and NORAD Christmas App Games and more for your smartphone

Google's Santa Tracker comes in the form of a mobile app where you can track the big guy's movements throughout the night while you're finishing up your own holiday shopping. It appears that the elves have finished loading Santa's sleigh and Santa has lifted off!

New this year, Amazon's voice-activated computer service Alexa will be relaying NORAD Tracks Santa updates through the Echo device once the function has been enabled.

Marine Col. Bob Brodie of the 601st Air Operations Center said fighter jets will "fly along (Santa's) wing" in a "close escort", and that the center will "monitor him with our satellites and even have infrared trackers to follow Rudolph".

Starting at 2:01 a.m. EST on December 24, website visitors can watch Santa make preparations for his flight.

As well as tracking Santa, the agency's website also has games, movies and music to entertain your excited children.


You can also email or call the NORAD team too!

The NORAD Santa Tracker first started in 1955, but the history of the Santa Tracker is actually pretty amusing and ridiculous.

But, a misprint actually placed the NORAD phone number on the advert and in 1955 Children were constantly calling to ask where Santa was. The child, was following the directions in a Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement printed in a local newspaper.

For more than 50 years, NORAD and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) have tracked Santa's flight. About 1,500 volunteers answer the phones in shifts throughout Christmas Eve.

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