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 …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Stoneham Patch would love to share your photos with jolly old St. Nick!
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Have you told Santa Claus your Christmas list this year? Did someone photograph the moment you whispered you wanted the new iPad or a cashmere sweater? With all the Santa sightings and photo opportunities, Stoneham Patch would like to share your photos for all to see! All photos are welcome! Whether Santa is giving a candy cane to your greyhound or cat, or your best friend's child! Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button (videos are welcome too!).
Monday, December 12, 2011
The popular holiday display continues at Stone Zoo.
[Editor's note: The information below was issued in a press statement from the Stone Zoo.] Stone Zoo's ZooLights, a winter wonderland, attracts thousands of visitors each year who get into the holiday spirit by strolling along tree-lined paths lit by thousands of twinkling lights. Upon entering the Zoo, guests will visit Yukon Creek, which not only features dazzling holiday lights but is also home to bald eagles, a North American porcupine, a gray fox and reindeer. Children will want to make sure they visit with Santa, who awaits their arrival in Santa’s Castle. Jolly Old St. Nick will be available for photos through Dec. 23. After visiting with Santa, enter a magical holiday world filled with fairy tale characters and dancing plush …
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
The popular holiday display starts on Thanksgiving and runs through New Year's Day.
When the ZooLights holiday display is unveiled Thanksgiving evening, Stone Zoo will be adorned by holiday decorations and "thousands upon thousands of lights," according to Brooke Wardrop, director of communications for Zoo New England. ZooLights, a festive holiday-themed celebration that runs from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day, attracted more than 42,000 visitors last year, Wardrop said, besting the goal of 39,000. "ZooLights is such a beloved holiday tradition in Stoneham and we're hoping for an even better turnout this year," Wardrop said. Light Up the Night Sky Since 1996, Stone Zoo has put on ZooLights, wowing crowds with hundreds of thousands of tiny Christmas tree-type lights strung up around the zoo. Last year, volunteer …
Friday, December 24, 2010
The government is keeping tabs. Now, so can you.
Sure, he sees you when you're sleeping. But now it's your turn to keep tabs on the Man in Red. This season you can track Santa's flight using Google Earth, receive mobile phone updates on his whereabouts, and check in regularly for high-speed photography and video footage of his reindeer and sleigh as they deliver presents around the world. He's also on Facebook and Twitter. How, exactly? The Colorado-based North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is charged with keeping the United States and Canada safe from dangers originating from the sky or space. So it stands to reason they would use radar, satellites, Santa Cams and fighter jets to track Santa's flight path from the North Pole, across North America. According to …