As they do every year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is tracking Santa as he travels the world delivering his gifts this Christmas.
Despite any government shut down, NORAD will be tracking Santa on its Santa-tracking website as it does every year.
Per the New York Post:
The elves at NORAD who have plotted Kris Kringle’s path on radar for the last 62 years will continue the tradition Monday night, keeping a running tally of gifts delivered and projecting the sleigh’s arrival times at various locations.
The kiddos can watch Santa at NORAD’s Santa Tracker right now, as even as we publish this post Santa is already starting his yearly run across the world.
Click HERE for the Santa Tracker.
The tracker gives a visual of Santa in his sled led by nine tiny reindeer (including Rudolph) set against an animated satellite map of the world.
There is also a “gifts delivered” tracker showing the millions of gifts the magical polar elf is delivering.
The tracker started on Monday morning as Santa started his run.
So, check it out kids. Click HERE for theSanta Tracker.
Now, don’t imagine that NORAD is doing something above and beyond with this shut down going on. After all, their budget was already approved, so they aren’t bucking anyone by keeping the Santa tracker going.
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