Find Out When Santa Will Arrive In Southwest Michigan
You can track Santa's trip all the way to your house this Christmas Eve.
As a kid, I would help put out cookies, milk, and carrots for the big guy and his team. Then I would cuddle up in bed and listen for the jiggle bells chiming through the crisp winter air. Now though, children all around the world can follow Santa's journey through the night to their rooftop.
According to the website Noradsanta.org they have been tracking Santa's flight for over 60 years!
The tradition began in 1955 after a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. Instead of reaching Santa, the phone number put kids through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief's operations "hotline." The Director of Operations at the time, Colonel Harry Shoup, had his staff check the radar for indications of Santa making his way south from the North Pole. Children who called were given updates on his location, and a tradition was born.
How cool is that?! Now you know when to either hop into bed and pretend to be asleep, or find a great hiding place to watch St. Nick work.
Before following Santa Claus on his big trip you can check out some really cool things on the noradsanta website.
- Santa's Library
- Santa's Music Stage
- Santa's Theater
- Santa's Gift Shop
- The current weather at the Noth Pole
- And a countdown to Santa's flight
Have fun peeking into Santa's world and I hope everything on your wish list ends up under your tree.