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NORAD celebrating 62 years of tracking Santa’s yuletide journey

FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, file photo, Santa Claus visits the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange before the opening bell. Stocks have already exceeded most expectations in 2017, and it looks like Santa Claus will drop by to give investors another gift before the year comes to a close. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

SALT LAKE CITY — The North American Aerospace Defense Command is celebrating the 62nd anniversary of tracking the yuletide journey of Santa.

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

The website is available in eight languages — English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Chinese.

Starting at 12:01 a.m. MST on Christmas Eve, website visitors can watch Santa make preparations for his flight. NORAD’s “Santa Cams” will stream videos on the website as Santa makes his way over various locations around the globe.


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