The NORAD Santa Tracker 2010 will be a popular tool in 24 days. Yet the NORAD Santa Tracker 2010 website is already up, and revealing a look at the North Pole village. When Christmas Eve comes, the agency will finally get a look at the big guy himself and his route around the world. For years, they have been able to get up close and personal at him in a way that many others haven’t. But for now, the Santa Tracker has NORAD focused on the North Pole as they ramp up for the big day.
Since today is the first day of December, another milestone has been crossed in the Christmas season. People around the world already started getting ready for Santa days ago, planning out visits to him at the mall. However, finding him on Christmas Eve and Day has been notoriously harder.
Yet the NORAD Santa Tracker will make that a bit easier, as they have every year. Once Saint Nick gets his sleigh off and running, the agency will be able to track his movements and show off when he arrives in one’s home town. But before then, they are offering a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for the big night.
The tracker’s website shows a shot of the North Pole village and a Tic-Tac-Toe game when one clicks on the clock tower. Otherwise, users can highlight various locations and buildings to see how close the workers are to completing Christmas plans.
Over the next few weeks, more interactive games and activities will be posted, as the big day gets nearer. Finally, the actual Santa Tracker will be set to go, as soon as a town reaches midnight on Christmas morning.
For those who can’t reach their computers, they will be able to find Santa via their mobile phone this year. The website allows users to enter their mobile phone number and receive a link that will get the ball rolling. Nowadays, there really is no place for Saint Nick to hide anymore, as Google Maps will also get a read on him.
With the NORAD Santa Tracker preparing to get up and running again, it is another sign that the Christmas season is in full swing. This has become a Christmas tradition, although Santa Claus can’t get going until people are asleep and not looking for him. Nevertheless, he has survived NORAD’s scrutiny for decades, and is likely already set to deal with them again.
Norad Tracks Santa http://www.noradsanta.org/en/countdown.html
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