They sent him their wish lists, sat on his lap, and left cookies and milk for his arrival. From his appearances throughout the Orchard City over the last month to his last one, thanks to Frost Cupcake Factory and the Campbell Kiwanis, the man in red is finally heading out and children (and parents!) can track Santa's progress as he delivers these gifts around the world on Christmas Eve.
The tradition started in 1955 after an advertisement for Sears Roebuck & Co. misprinted a telephone number for a special "Santa hotline." Instead of reaching Kris Kringle, the number put kids through to the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) Commander-in-Chief’s operations, according to a description on the NORAD Tracks Santa Facebook page, which has more than one million "likes."
Not near a computer today? NORAD's Santa Tracker is mobile, too. Download the Android or iPhone app and let your kids track Santa from your phone.
Merry Christmas and have fun!
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