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How to Track Santa on Christmas Eve – NORAD Santa Tracker & Google Santa Tracker

Track Santa NORAD Google Christmas Eve

The presents are wrapped, the tree is decorated, Christmas plans have been made. Now you can sit back and relax and wait for Santa to arrive!

It is always fun to keep track of Santa Claus as he travels from the North Pole around the world on Christmas Eve. Thanks to modern technology, you and your kids have a variety of options to track Santa on a phone, tablet, or computer. Options include the traditional NORAD Santa Tracker, the Google Santa Tracker, and Google Maps. Read on to find out how you can track Santa using Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and OnStar to get updates. Make it one of your holiday traditions to find out where Santa is located before heading to bed on Christmas Eve.

HINT – you don’t have to wait until Christmas Eve, visit the Google Santa Tracker or NORAD Tracks Santa website anytime during December for all kinds of holiday fun online. Details below.

Don’t miss our Ultimate Guide to Christmas Events + Holiday Activities for a full list of things to do this holiday season in Lakeland and Polk County including Christmas Light Displays, Santa Photos, Christmas Tree Lots, Christmas Parades, Holidays Concerts, Live Performances, Holiday Markets, Ice Skating, Toy Donation Needs, and more.

NORAD Santa Tracker

For over 60 years NORAD has been tracking Santa across the world. There are multiple Santa tracking options offered by NORAD – the traditional phone call is still available, but there is also a website, santa cam, social media, and more. – the website is full of games and activities throughout the month of December

Santa Cams – Beginning on December 24 at 2:01am EST, you can watch Santa make preparations on the NORAD Santa Cams

Phone – Beginning at 6 a.m. EST on December 24, call the toll-free telephone number 1-877-Hi-NORAD (1-877-446-6723) and a live operator will give you an update on Santa’s location

Email – Send an email to for an update (Dec 24 after 6am)

Social MediaFacebook, TwitterInstagram

YouTube – Watch on the NORAD Tracks Santa YouTube channel

Amazon Alexa – Ask for Santa’s location through the NORAD Tracks Santa skill for Amazon Alexa

OnStar – OnStar members can push the blue OnStar button in their vehicles to locate Santa.

Google Santa Tracker

Google Santa Tracker

The Santa Tracker website on Google is one of the cutest things I’ve seen in a long time. Your kids {or the kid in you} can explore, play and learn with Santa’s elves all December long. Check out all of these fun online Christmas themed activities in Santa’s Village.

On December 24th Santa’s Village transforms into a tracking experience where you can follow Santa and his reindeer as they deliver presents to kids around the world.

Other Google options for tracking Santa on Christmas:

Google Search – Type “where is santa claus” into Google search and get an update.

Google Assistant – Ask “Where is Santa?” starting Dec. 23 and get the latest update.

Android Devicesclick here to download the Santa Tracker app

Don’t forget to visit the Google Santa Tracker website during the month of December! These are just a few of the games and holiday activities. 

Christmas Events + Holiday Activities

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Christmas Events + Holiday Activities to find more things to do including Neighborhood Christmas Light Displays, FREE Christmas Events, Santa Photos, Christmas Parades, and more.