Santa Claus prepares for flight

With NORAD's Santa Tracker up and running Dec. 24, children of the Shuswap and throughout the Okanagan can watch Claus's journey.

Santa Claus is making a list and checking it twice.

// !! To embed multiple instances of this widget the ‘id’ of the script tag has to be made unique. !! // !! And the script tag ‘id’ should match the one in line 6 below !! (function () { var scriptId = ‘norad-tracks-santa-countdown-embedder-e9dd91c2-9d67-4f9d-b8e2-a58aa92fcb8b’; function async_load() { var s = document.createElement(‘script’);s.type = ‘text/javascript’;s.async = true; var theUrl = ‘http://countdown.noradsanta.org/api/countdownwidget?id=’ + scriptId; s.src = theUrl + ( theUrl.indexOf(“?”) >= 0 ? “&” : “?”) + ‘ref=’ + encodeURIComponent(window.location.href); var embedder = document.getElementById(scriptId); embedder.parentNode.insertBefore(s, embedder); } if (window.attachEvent) window.attachEvent(‘onload’, async_load); else window.addEventListener(‘load’, async_load, false); })();

It was the night before Christmas.

And all through the house.

Children were watching Santa Claus’ journey around the world.

With the North American Aerospace Defense’s (NORAD) Santa tracker up and running Dec. 24, children of the Shuswap and throughout the Okanagan can tune in to the Santa tracker and watch as Claus travels around the world.

Capt. Brian Wooliams, with NORAD, said Claus will arrive around 9 p.m. in the Shuswap and Okanagan areas, but he won’t visit unless children are asleep.

He recommends going to bed earlier to ensure Claus’ visit.

“The earlier the better,” he said.

There are a number of ways you can track Santa.

To track Claus, return to this page Dec. 24.

NORAD live video feed:

 

The NORAD Tracks Santa website, launched Dec. 1, features Santa’s North Pole Village, which includes a holiday countdown, games, activities, and more, said a NORAD release.

NORAD’s ‘Santa Cams’ will stream videos on the website as Santa makes his way over various locations around the globe.

Starting at approximately 1:01 a.m. children can visit the website to see the Santa Cams as Claus makes preparations for his flight, said Wooliams. At 5 a.m. children can call NORAD at 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) or send an email for updates on Claus’ whereabouts.

“We talked to the head elf, so that’s roughly when he will take off,” said Wooliams.

NORAD is able to track Claus by using radar and satellite, using heat sensors to detect Ruldoph’s nose. There are also Santa cams all over the world as well as jet fighters, he said.

“We do have the jet fighters which will intersect him and escort him and wave at him.”

“Any time on Dec. 24, Windows Phone users can ask Cortana for Santa’s location, and OnStar subscribers can press the OnStar button in their vehicles to locate Santa,” said the release.

Apps are also available through Google Play and Apple.

According to NORAD, Claus does not experience time the same way as people do, which is how he is able to deliver presents in “one” night.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Missing Kelowna snowmobiler found safe

The teen had been missing since just after 6 p.m. on Monday

South Okanagan Men and Women Who Care schedule first meetings of 2020

The 100 Men Who Care Penticton and 100 Women Who Care South Okanagan meetings scheduled

Oliver woman reflects on prestigious win at Westminster dog show

“Polly” the Scottish deerhound was crowned best in breed and reserve best hound.

Lake Country singer advances to Top 25 in Okanagan’s Got Talent

Payton Bischoff will be performing on Feb. 23 in Vernon

Okanagan School of the Arts launching first exhibit of 2020

“The work we’ve received is incredibly colourful and vibrant…” - OSA executive director, Kim Palmer.

Protesters barricade Premier John Horgan’s home ahead of B.C. budget unveiling

Demonstrators from the Extinction Rebellion have blocked the Langford driveway

Play sparks curiosity through movement in Vernon

Hands and Feet invites theatre newcomers to fall in love with production

Vernon’s Powerhouse Theatre makes a splash with Girl in the Goldfish Bowl

Performance packed full of surprises, director Cara Nunn says

Victoria, Abbotsford record biggest jumps in rent prices nationwide: report

Toronto and Vancouver had priciest rentals in Canada

VIDEO: Convoy of forest industry supporters on its way to Victoria

Rally at the B.C. legislature begins with participants setting off from Campbell River

Summerland basketball team advances to Provincials

Summerland senior girls team wins regional meet, will compete in Langley

Summerland property taxes forecast to rise

Proposed municipal budget calls for increase of four per cent

New highway proposed between Alberta and B.C.

The route would connect Red Deer to Kamloops

Morning Start: Canadian Rocky Mountain healing waters

Your morning start for Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Most Read