OnStar Service Lets Users Follow Santa’s Journey on Christmas Eve
Santa Claus is coming to town in less than a week! Determining Santa’s exact location during his annual sleigh ride around the world used to be nearly impossible.
However, Chevrolet and OnStar are once again teaming up with the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) to provide OnStar subscribers with up-to-date information on Santa’s globe-trotting adventure throughout Christmas Eve.
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From 6 a.m. EST on Christmas Eve to 6 a.m. EST on Christmas Day, OnStar users can request a “Santa location update” with the push of their vehicle’s blue OnStar Button. The location relayed to these users is based upon data collected by NORAD.
For every Santa location request that is issued, OnStar will donate $1 to the American Red Cross. It’s simply the service’s way of giving back in the true spirit of the holiday season.
“The holiday season is all about spreading cheer, serving the community and connecting others, and OnStar is a key enabler for that,” explains Lois McEntyre, OnStar’s director of Contact Centers Operations. “We receive thousands of Santa Update calls and OnStar advisors love helping callers experience the joys of Christmas.”
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Also, don’t worry if a Christmas Eve emergency should occur that requires OnStar assistance. Advisor staffing for the service has been adjusted to reflect the increased number of Santa Claus-related calls.
So if you need to know exactly where Santa is on Christmas Eve, besides Santa Claus Lane of course, then you can count on OnStar’s Santa location update service. Just remember: he’ll only visit when you are sleeping, and he knows when you’re awake.