The biggest question in any child’s life is how does Santa Claus manage to deliver presents all over the world in a single night? The tradition of tracking Saint Nick began back in 1955 after a misprinted advertisement in Colorado Springs, Col., led to children hoping to contact Santa to be connected to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s office. The employees of the office began giving the callers updates on Santa’s whereabouts.
A couple years later in 1958, the United States and Canadian governments came together to form the North American Aerospace Defense Command, or NORAD, which took over the helm of tracking Santa and has been in charge of the task ever since.
NORAD relies on volunteers to respond to the numerous phone calls and email that the operation gets throughout the day. There is also a website, available here, to track the big man’s location.
InkFreeNews is just one of the many media sources that relies on NORAD for information on where Santa is. We will be updating about Santa’s whereabouts via social media, but you can check Santa’s progress at any time on the map below. Feel free to share the link with friends and family.