Do You Want to Keep an Eye on Santa Tonight?

Another Christmas is just about upon us and that means Santa arrival is only hours away. With technology of course there are many ways Santa’s journey can be monitored and tracked. But what are your best options if you want to keep an eye on Santa this Christmas eve?

NORAD and Google both have online Santa Trackers this year and you can even watch him on your smartphone, via their apps.

So here’s how the two compare:

Norad Santa Tracker
Apple – Android – Windows – Online • FREE


For one day only the nice folks at NORAD, (that’s the North American Aerospace Defence Command), hand over their satellites so the world can watch out for Father Christmas and his pack of reindeer.

The Norad app brings a precise GPS location of Santa and will show you exactly where the jolly fellow is so you can be sure the kids are firmly tucked up in bed.

Both the app and website are packed full of games which should help to stop the kids asking, “how much longer ’til Christmas day?”

There is a free app as well as a $2.99 version which offers additional features.

Android – Online • FREE


Google are also offering the chance to watch out for Santa this year.

The big problem here is that their app is only available to Android phones but the website is full of fun for everyone.

You get treated to a fully interactive festive map and Santa’s dashboard, which features Google Maps’ technology and “sleigh engineering” to follow him on some of his stops.

There is also plenty of Christmas-themed games and videos to keep everyone entertained.

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