It's almost time,boys and girls. For millions of children around the world, the big day is just hours away! After months and months of anticipation, the biggest day of the year is almost here! According to a top-secret report published on Dec. 21 by Weather Watch, Santa Claus is coming to town! On Dec. 24, 2013, Santa will leave the North Pole to embark on his annual trek around the globe delivering gifts to children who made the "nice" list.
Back in the day, children used to gather around the radio or family television set to watch (or listen) to holiday programs. Years ago, Santa's elves answered phone calls and wrote letters to children. But thanks to advances in technology, children can follow Santa's whereabouts on mobile devices or online.
NORAD Santa Tracker
The official tracker of the man in the red suit is the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) Santa Tracker. For nearly 60 years, NORAD has been tracking Santa’s Christmas Eve journey.
With more than 1.3 million Facebook fans, over 118, 000 Twitter followers and a popular YouTube Channel, Santa's social media "presents" is huge! In fact, more than 22 million visitors from 235 countries stopped by the Santa Tracker website in 2012.
Tracking Santa Claus is not easy. It's a high-tech matter that utilizes four elaborate systems – NORAD radar, satellites, SantaCams and jet fighters. And just in case you're wondering what time Kris Kringle will arrive at your house, NORAD only tracks Santa - his actual schedule is top-secret.
The NORAD Santa Tracker website also includes many fun-filled activities. From fun and entertaining reindeer games, an informative library, videos and holiday music, children will be entertained for hours on this family-friendly website.
OnStar Santa Tracking Service
NORAD isn't the only Santa Tracker in town! Once again, a security and navigation service is collaborating with NORAD. Beginning at 7:00 am. on Christmas Eve Day until 5:00 a.m. on Dec. 25, 2013,the OnStar Santa Tracking Service will provide Santa information to curious youngsters with a push of a button. Subscribers can simply push the blue OnStar button in your vehicle and the kids can ask for a "Santa Update."
Google Santa Tracker
Google is once again following Santa's journey with its Google Santa Tracker. Besides all sorts of entertaining activities in Santa's Village and an up-to-the-minute countdown clock counting down the minutes until Santa starts his road-trip, children can tune into Google Maps to watch Santa's trek as he travels across the globe. (Be sure to check out the Call from Santa area to get a personalized message from jolly old St. Nick!)
WeatherWatch is also offering a Santa tracking service this year as well.
Today, children of all ages can follow Santa's whereabouts live on Dec. 24 with the free Santa Trackers listed above! And speaking of Santa, Dec. 24 is also Santa Claus Day!
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