No more looking in the sky for Rudolph’s red nose. Like pretty much everything now, Santa can be tracked on your computer or mobile phone whenever you feel like knowing if Jolly Ole Saint Nick (as he’s known in Europe) is on the right track and when it flies over Nevada. and more particularly Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville, Dayton and even Lake Tahoe.
Of course, there’s always an app for everything, and there’s a very special Santa Tracker app that can be downloaded for free from the Apple Store, Google Play, and Windows Marketplace.
Follow Santa’s journey throughout the month by logging into https://www.noradsanta.org/. For those who love Facebook, then be sure to like the NORAD Tracks Santa Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/noradsanta/
Starting December 1 of each year, soldiers from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) stationed at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., And more than 1,200 volunteers help track Santa’s journey. until he landed on the last rooftop on December 24, Christmas Eve.
NORAD took responsibility for tracking Santa Claus in 1958 when Sears Roebuck & Co. misprinted Santa’s phone number in an ad in a local Colorado Springs newspaper. The badly printed number was that of the director of operations of Continental Air Defense Command who was surprised to hear a child on this unprecedented line so little known. The colonel on duty, having children himself, responded with good humor by playing the role of Santa Claus. When more and more children started calling Santa Claus, he decided to equip the center with as many airmen as needed to convey messages to Santa Claus. The Command (now NORAD) then began to track the whereabouts of Santa Claus, which became increasingly sophisticated as technology progressed.
Children from more than 235 countries around the world connect to follow Santa’s journey in real time.
While following the whereabouts of Santa Claus on the site, you can play games, watch videos, read stories and more. It’s a great way for the whole family to count until Christmas and keep beloved traditions alive!