If you want to find Santa Claus this Christmas, you can track him on NoradSanta.org.
With the site, families can join together to pinpoint Santa’s location as he journeys the globe delivering presents.
NORAD which has been tracking Santa since 1955 was preceded by the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD).
The tradition began when Sears Roebuck & Co. placed a number in the paper for children to call Santa. The misprint directed children instead to CONAD’s operations hotline.
Colonel Harry Shoup, the Director of Operations for CONAD, has his staff check the radar for Santa. They first looked at the North Pole and then sought to track his movement to the South.
NORAD is an acronym for North American Aerospace Defense Command. NORAD replaced CONAD, when the governments of the United States and Canada created a bi-national air defense command.
Now, NORAD has teamed up with Google Earth in creation of the site. Visitors can click on the different red and yellow presents that light up the map which are linked to a picture provided by Google Earth that shows the area where Santa has visited. Santa has gone viral, gaining a number of followers on multiple social network sites. Kids can even leave Santa a message by calling (855) 34-SANTA toll-free.