Michelle Obama To Help NORAD Track Santa’s Path Christmas Eve, Answer Kids Calls (with number to call)


Makes me want to call NORAD. How cute.

As children across the world wait for a visit from Santa Claus this evening, First Lady Michelle Obama will help track Santa’s path as part of the North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command annual tradition for children.

The First Lady’s office says that Mrs. Obama will surprise children callers from across America by answering calls for the “Tracks Santa” program, run by NORAD since 1958 – first exclusively by phone and then on the internet starting in 1998.

When NORAD receives a call from a child they will direct them to Mrs. Obama. When she is asked for Santa’s location she will consult the NORAD Santa Route Schedule to answer the child caller’s query.

The website receives millions of hits and the live Operations Center is staffed by 1,200 volunteers each year in the lead-up to Christmas morning.

Here's the phone number to call in-

Call or Email the NORAD Tracks Santa Operations Center for Santa’s current location
Call: Within US: (877) HI NORAD / (877) 446-6723
International: +1 (719) 556-5211 (Cost may be incurred)
Hearing Impaired should contact their service provider.

Email: noradtrackssanta@gmail.com

ADDED- Here's an article about how it went.