Unlike many youth of previous generations who wondered which house Santa was at on Christmas Eve, or when he would be arriving, today’s kids can look it up on-line. That’s right, Google has teamed up again this year with NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, to bring you the NORAD Santa Tracker. The spirit of the season and a wondrous curiosity has inspired this fun activitiy, especially on Christmas Eve.
Usually, NORAD provides aerospace warning and control for North America, but on Christmas Eve, they turn their attention to Santa, tracking his yearly gift-delivering journey from the North Pole. The Santa Tracker itself goes live at 6am EST on December 24th. Meanwhile, you will find the unique history of the Santa Tracker, holiday-themed games (a new one released each day) and updates from the North Pole at http://www.noradsanta.org, the official NORAD Tracks Santa website.
Check it out, and be sure to visit on Christmas Eve to follow Santa as he makes his way toward your area. You can track him in both Google Maps and Google Earth, and can also view videos of his flights over several landmark cities, captured by special “Santa cams.” This fun novelty brings out the child in all of us, regardless of religious beliefs.
Happy Holidays to everyone.