Santa Claus has to see the world to deliver presents to all the good children. And now you can follow him as he makes the journey in his sleigh and reindeers. The Norad (North American Aerospace Defense) in the US has a satellite and radar technology to track Santa’s fantastic flight around the world and children worldwide can get updates on Google Maps and Google Earth.
The tradition started back in 1955 when a misprinted advert in a Colorado newspaper called Santa on a special hotline but mistakenly put them in touch with Continental Air Defence Command, which later became Norad. As more mistaken calls came in, staff answered the queries and the tradition has grown.
On the 24th of December Santa’s location will be tracked for the whole day and users from around the world will be able to follow his progress. Children can view computer generated images of him flying through world landmarks including Big Ben.
Follow Santa’s progress at Norad and tell us your story!
Merry Christmas from Auto Europe!