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How to track Santa Claus on NORAD and Google’s Santa Claus trackers – Times of India

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Like every year North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Google have their live trackers following Santa Claus’ once-a-year journey starting from the North Pole. Google is said to have started tracking Santa in 2004. Starting Christmas Eve, he can be tracked on Google’s website and the Santa Tracker 2023 app. You can also use Google Assistant to learn more about Santa Claus and ask for updates from the North Pole. The Google Assistant also tells Santa jokes, along with other features.
Google is not just offering Santa tracking this year, it also includes family guide, quizzes and several Christmas-themed games to play.
NORAD’s long history tracking Santa was born in the year 1955. According to a reported legend, an ad in a Colorado Springs newspaper invited children to call Santa but inadvertently listed the phone number for the Continental Air Defense Command, NORAD’s predecessor, also based in Colorado Springs.
As kids and elders called on the number, officers played along. Since then, NORAD Tracks Santa has gone global, receiving calls from around the world and posting updates on social media for millions of fans, and updating its website following Santa’s progress on Christmas Eve.
Every year, hundreds of Canadian and American military personnel and civilian volunteers keep up with Santa. One can visit their website to keep up with Santa, or call a volunteer at Peterson Space Force Base in Colorado.
“While the tradition of tracking Santa began purely by accident, NORAD continues to track Santa. We’re the only organisation that has the technology, the qualifications, and the people to do it. And, we love it! NORAD is honoured to be Santa’s official tracker!” says the message on NORAD’s website.



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