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Tracking Santa Claus on Christmas Eve

The volunteers are also sharing Santa’s location on its website, plus Facebook and Twitter.

Parents and children alike can track the jolly man in red’s journey LIVE on the NORAD website.

Along with dispatches and 1-877-HI-NORAD, kids can go to noradsanta.org to find out where Santa is and how many gifts have been delivered.

But the ad that ran in publications accidentally listed the number for the Continental Air Defense Command in Colorado.

In 1955, a Sears & Roebuck advertisement in Colorado Springs, CO, urged children to call Santa, but the number was misprinted.

Santa Claus, known internationally as Papa Noel, Saint Nicholas and Father Christmas, started his global trek to deliver presents to millions of children in time for Christmas morning. Kids who thought they were getting the chance to tell Santa Claus what they wanted for the holidays were instead being put through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations. Windows phone users can ask Cortana for Santa’s location, and OnStar subscribers can press the button in their vehicle to get an update. The tech company Google has its own Santa tracker, eleven years young.

Most of these contacts happen during the 25 hours from 2 a.m. on December 24 until 3 a.m. MST on December 25.

Google have also launched their own Santa Tracker service – you can see him fly around the world and learn about each of his stops too.

Part of the NORAD mission is to keep the skies safe – safe for pilots… safe for passengers… and safe for sleighs pulled by flying reindeer.

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