Where is Santa now? Follow NORAD’s Santa Tracker 2018

1,500 civilian and military volunteers answer 160 phones

1,500 civilian and military volunteers answer 160 phones

Public employees are preparing to tell the world about the whereabouts of a mysterious entity called Santa which allegedly possesses the ability to deliver Christmas prezzies to every single child on Earth. That year, a Sears store in Colorado Springs ran an ad in a local newspaper that included a phone number kids could dial to talk to Santa.

This all began after Col. Harry Shoup received a phone call in 1955 from a child who wanted to speak to Santa Claus. Children from around the world call to ask when Santa Claus will get to their house.

That's tracking Santa Claus when he enters Canadian Airspace on Christmas Eve.

The Weather Authority tracks Santa on Christmas Eve with the help of satellites, and military sensors and technology from North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

I must admit I'm devastated that the Santa phone call novelty has been out of the lineup since 2016.

The military actually isn't affected by the shutdown because the Defense Department is fully funded through next September as is the case for three quarters of the agencies. Google Home's Santa Tracker Meanwhile, if the kids are not interested in talking with the jolly old man but on when the gifts will arrive, Google Home can help them know where he is with the Santa Tracker.

Shoup figured out what had happened and played along.

Last year NORAD Tracks Santa received 126,000 calls
Image Last year NORAD Tracks Santa received 126,000 calls

Today, NORAD's commander, Air Force Gen. Terrence O'Shaughnessy will participate in answering phones.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command - a joint U.S.

"All Post Offices will remain open for business".

It is the 15th year Google has launched its Santa tracker and alongside the traditional tracker, the tech giant has a range of holiday activities for the children.

Meanwhile, the U.S. Postal Service will not be impacted by the shutdown, it announced.

The shutdown means 800,000 federal employees will not be paid from Saturday and many government operations will be disrupted.

Santa fans can go to the NORAD Tracks Santa website as well as follow updates on its Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube accounts.




Recommended News

  • 43 dead, more than 600 injured as Tsunami hits coast around Indonesia

    43 dead, more than 600 injured as Tsunami hits coast around Indonesia

    The Australian Embassy in Jakarta said it was making urgent enquiries to determine whether any Australians had been affected. I was alone, my family were sleeping in a room. "The first wave wasn't that strong - I could run from it", he said.
    Pakistan praises plan for USA  troop withdrawal in Afghanistan

    Pakistan praises plan for USA troop withdrawal in Afghanistan

    Some analysts say the USA troop withdrawal could also have a silver lining and could send a useful message to all sides. President Donald Trump considers the war in Afghanistan a lost cause and has long pushed to pull the troops out.
    UK’s new visa strategy to benefit Indian techies, students

    UK’s new visa strategy to benefit Indian techies, students

    Brexit has divided the public, and one of the main points of discussion had been the UK's post-Brexit immigration policy. In the case of Brexit , the withdrawal agreement agreed with the British government was better than no deal.
  • Schmeichel tells Solskjaer how to end Paul Pogba war

    Schmeichel tells Solskjaer how to end Paul Pogba war

    Sixth-placed United are eight points adrift of the Champions League places, but Pogba remains defiant over the club's long-term ambitions.
    Anthony Joshua booed by boxing fans after Dillian Whyte beat Dereck Chisora

    Anthony Joshua booed by boxing fans after Dillian Whyte beat Dereck Chisora

    Joshua has gone on to own the WBA, IBF and WBO titles, and his priority next year is lining up fights against WBC champion Deontay Wilder or former world champion Tyson Fury.
    No Christmas miracle expected as USA  govt shutdown looms

    No Christmas miracle expected as USA govt shutdown looms

    Postal Service, busy delivering packages for the holiday season, would not be affected because it's an independent agency. It's hard to see this vote and the threat of shutdown as having to do with anything but Trump's ego.
  • Dodgers Complete Multi-Player Deal With Reds

    Dodgers Complete Multi-Player Deal With Reds

    The dynamic duo made headlines over the last few years when Puig would plant a kiss on Ward's cheek after every home run he hit. Kemp is entering the final season of an eight-year, $160-million contract he initially signed with Los Angeles in 2012.
    Pentagon chief James Mattis resigns, cites differences with Trump

    Pentagon chief James Mattis resigns, cites differences with Trump

    The president made promises during his campaign to stop expending money and lives on foreign wars to rebuild the United States. Trump announced on Wednesday that US troops in Syria would be withdrawn, a decision that upended USA policy in the region.
    Trump to meet with House Republicans about wall

    Trump to meet with House Republicans about wall

    Fencing along the southern border is now being repaired or upgraded in high-traffic spots with steel bollard fencing. She also said the Republican president "has asked every agency to look and see if they have money that can be used".
  • Apple: Some New iPads Are Slightly Bent, But That’s Totally Normal

    Apple: Some New iPads Are Slightly Bent, But That’s Totally Normal

    Then Apple eventually launched a fix program for this issue and gave the assurance that more will not happen again . Interestingly, a writer for The Verge notified Apple about one of these bends in his own iPad Pro.
    Britain accuses China of massive programme of industrial espionage

    Britain accuses China of massive programme of industrial espionage

    According to the deed of accusation, the two worked for Huaying Haitai, in collaboration with the Chinese State Security Ministry. One of their heists allegedly stole personal information, including Social Security numbers, from over 100,000 Navy personnel.
    Andros Townsend wonder goal stuns Manchester City

    Andros Townsend wonder goal stuns Manchester City

    Chelsea was another club that got upset, as a Jamie Vardy goal handed Leicester a momentum-producing 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge. From 3-1 up City nicked a goal back, and pushed Palace for the remaining ten minutes or so of play up to the 95th minute.

We are pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news.
Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper.
Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.