Christmas Scene


Behind The Scenes At NORAD Santa Tracker

Chris Sommer
December 24, 2019 - 9:12 am

It started with a misprinted phone number during the holiday season in 1955, and after more than 60 years, NORAD's Santa Tracker is more popular than ever.

The agency that protects America's airspace throughout the year brings in more than 1,500 volunteers to monitor the progress of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Excited kids - young and old - can track Santa in various ways, including online, by e-mail, through social media and by speaking with a live volunteer at 1-877-HI-NORAD (1-877-446-6723).

KRLD's Chris Sommer talked with U.S. Air Force Capt. Katie Spencer at NORAD's Santa Tracker headquarters in Colorado.