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NORAD tracks Santa's trip around the globe

NORAD tracks Santa's trip around the globe

As of 11:30 a.m. on Christmas Eve, Santa had made it through numerous countries in Asia and was making his way through Russian Federation.

Santa Claus has begun his journey around the world, dropping gifts in Korea, Hong Kong and Indonesia, according to the NORAD Santa Tracker.

Children around the world can call the Avaya-powered Santa tracking hotline at 1-877-HI-NORAD, to speak with NORAD Santa tracking experts.

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Starting Sunday at 6 a.m. EST, anyone can check Santa's location through NORAD, which uses advanced technology to track everything in space and the skies around us. In Canada, operators are stationed at CFB North Bay, an air force based north of Toronto. Bing and Cortana users can also find Santa's location on December 24.

The tracker now also has smartphone apps for iPhone and Android devices, while Amazon Alexa users can ask for Santa's location through the NORAD Tracks Santa skill.

In 1955, a Sears & Roebuck advertisement in Colorado Springs, CO, urged children to call Santa, but the number was misprinted. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone rang through to the Crew Commander on duty at the Continental Air Defense Command Operations Center.


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