Sunday, December 23, 2012
The North American Aerospace Defense Command has a website that now offers a Santa tracker mobile app to follow the jolly man's magical flight.
They sent him their wish lists, sat on his lap, and left cookies and milk for his arrival. Now the only thing left for children to do is track Santa's progress as he delivers gifts around the world on Christmas Eve. Thanks to the folks behind the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) website, families worldwide can now follow Santa's Christmas journey in real time. 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 …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Montville kicks off the holiday season as kids sing Christmas carols.
Santa Claus came to town Monday night after dozens of Montville children sang holiday tunes with his name. The kids and their parents gathered at the Montville municipal building for the annual tree-lighting and holiday celebration. Elvis the Elf performed holiday tunes while attendees sang along. Santa and Frosty the Snowman arrived just after 7 p.m. on two Pine Brook Volunteer Fire Department trucks.
Saturday, December 24, 2011
NORAD tries to predict when you might expect St. Nick coming to your home.
For 364 days out of the year, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) spends its time tracking airplanes, missiles, space ships—anything flying near the United States and Canada. But on Christmas Eve, a team of volunteers spends the night tracking a very special pilot: Santa Claus. "We are the only organization that has the technology, the qualifications and the people to do it," NORAD said on its website. "NORAD tracks Santa, but only Santa knows his route, which means we cannot predict where and when he will arrive at your house." Santa usually starts at the International Date Line in the Pacific Ocean and travels west, NORAD noticed, meaning he moves from the South Pacific to New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Africa and Europe …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Hundreds attended the annual Christmas tree lighting event.
Montville Township had a special visitor Monday evening—and he arrived via Pine Brook fire truck. Santa got a lift to town hall in a gleaming red fire engine as hundreds of children eagerly awaited his arrival. Montville police explorers whisked Santa, who was accompanied by a snowman, into the municipal building where attendees waited their turn to take pictures with them. Hundreds of children and their parents attended the Montville Township Christmas tree lighting on Monday. Organizers attributed the excellent attendance to warmer weather. Leading up to the grand entrance, Girl Scouts and Elvis the Elf sang carols outside and the town officially flicked on its decorative lights. Members of the Montville Township Women's Club provided …