NORAD Expects Santa To Arrive On Time For 2017 Christmas - Santa Tracker

NORAD and USNORTHCOM Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Charles D. Luckey joins other volunteers taking phone calls from children around the world asking where Santa is and when he will deliver presents to their homes insi
NORAD Expects Santa To Arrive On Time For 2017 Christmas - Santa Tracker
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25 December, 2017

With Christmas Eve upon us, children all over the world may be wondering when Santa is going to arrive at their house!

Be sure to keep checking back throughout the day and evening to track Santa's progress.

Col. Harry Shoup, the director of operations, instructed his staff to check the radar for signs of Santa traveling south from the North Pole and give the children updates.

NORAD also has a Facebook page set up for tracking Santa.

Canadian Brig. Gen. Guy Hamel NORAD and USNORTHCOM Deputy Director of Policy Strategy and Plans joins other volunteers taking phone calls from children around the world asking where Santa is and when he will
NORAD Expects Santa To Arrive On Time For 2017 Christmas - Santa Tracker

Instead of a phone number for children to call Santa, the ad gave the hotline number for the Commander in Chief of Continental Air Defense Command, the predecessor of NORAD.

A Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa.

The Eastern Air Defense Sector is a North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) headquarters unit located at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park in Rome, New York. Last year, more than 1,500 volunteers staffed the hotline, which received about 154,000 calls. The NORAD Tracks Santa website, www.noradsanta.org, launching December 1, features Santa's North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more.

The Norad Tracks Santa website at www.noradsanta.org is now live and available in eight languages. Bing and Cortana users can also find Santa's location on December 24.

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