DENVER (KDVR) – It’s an annual tradition based right here in Colorado: NORAD’s Tracks Santa. For more than 65 years, the North American Aerospace Defense Command – and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command – watched the voyage of St. Nick across the globe.
Stay tuned starting at 4am MST on Christmas Eve morning. This operation was conducted out of Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado Springs, home of NORAD.
While it started with just phone calls (a wrong number, in fact), today there are many ways to sign up for Santa’s journey through NORAD, including:
Over the years, there have been over 150,000 phone calls to NORAD Tracking Santa and more than 10 million visitors to the site.
For all the kids in Colorado, across the US, and around the world who want to make sure Santa is on their way, NORAD trackers have become part of the fun building projects. guess on Christmas Eve.
This Christmas tradition is possibly NORAD’s most famous work, which has a more serious and important mission to protect both the United States and Canada, as a partnership between the two nations. NOARD says it’s the volunteers who make the Santa tracking program possible, and that the money raised through licensing goes to the companies to cover virtually all of the costs.
https://kdvr.com/news/santa-tracker-2021-norad/ Follow Santa: Track his travels online with NORAD