Santa certainly has a big job on Christmas Eve, delivering presents to millions of children around the world. Thanks to a 60-plus year tradition, you can track Santa on his journey.
On December 24th, 1955, Colonel Harry Shoup at the Continental Air Defence Command Operations Center answered a call from a little boy wanting to know where Santa Claus was.
He received this call because a local department store had a typo in an ad in a magazine to call Santa at that number, and he proceeded to answer many calls from children asking where Santa was.
And a long-lasting tradition was born, of tracking Santa on his yuletide journey around the world.
On Christmas Eve, children are invited to call NORAD at 1-877-HI-NORAD to find out where Santa is at that very moment. And to see when Jolly Ole Saint Nick may approach their chimney.