In 1955, Continental Air Defence (CONAD) Operation Centre received a phone call from a kid trying to reach Santa Claus. It was a funny accident. Apparently, the kid had read an ad in the newspaper which provoked him to call Santa. This accident led to the birth of NORAD Santa Tracker. ThisSanta Tracker has been around for 65 years and has been tracking Mr SantaClaus on Christmas Eve. Millions of children around the globe have fun with this Santa Tracker.
In 2004, Goggle joined hands with NORAD too. NORAD stands for North American Aerospace Defence Command.
One major question remains. How does NORAD track Santa Claus? It is done by using the North Warning System radar system. It is a group of 47 installations scattered across Northern Canada and Alaska. They track Santa when he leaves the North Pole every holiday season.
This year to the website is available on Google Home Page. This year the idea is to take people's mind off 2020. It's been quite a year. The site is available in eight different languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Italian and Japanese. There is also a tracking app, social media handles that give regular updates. Further, the website is loaded with Christmas celebration package, songs, movies and games too. You can play Polar Plunge, Holiday Marbles and even Hyper Hockey.
There's a chatbox for user queries. There are coding-based games. Google Assistant and Alexa to have been integrated with the site.
There is an excellent Christmas Hymns collection on the 'Music Stage.' The website is designed for children. However, adults too are having some fun moments on it. Go check it now if you haven't already!