Meshbox 3D Santa Claus character featured on official tracking website for Santa Claus.

This is the first year of Meshbox Design, a division of Proactive International, has become an official corporate sponsor of the NORAD Tracks Santa program.

In advance of the holiday season and its 51st season of tracking Santa Claus on his annual journey around the world, the North American Aerospace Defense Command last week activated its "NORAD Tracks Santa" Web site for 2006.

The U.S.-Canadian command's program began in 1955 when an errant phone call was made to NORAD's predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command Operations Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. The call was from a local child who dialed a misprinted telephone number in a local newspaper advertisement. The commander who answered the phone that night gave the youngster the information he requested - the whereabouts of Santa Claus - and thus the tradition of NORAD tracking Santa began. 

NORAD Tracks Santa 2006 Statistics

Volunteers for the 51st season of NORAD Tracks Santa set a new record for the program by answering 65,355 telephone calls between the hours of 2 a.m. Dec. 24, 2006, and 2 a.m. Dec. 25, 2006. The NORAD Tracks Santa Web site, received 905,945,252 hits – just shy of one billion – from 210 countries and territories between Nov. 17, 2006, and Dec. 25, 2006.