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How to Track Santa on Christmas Eve – NORAD Santa Tracker + Google Santa Tracker Maps {plus free online activities throughout December}

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 in real time or on a live map 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 for Santa Tracking services include the traditional NORAD Santa Tracker, the Google Santa Tracker, and Google Maps Track Santa. 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.

Santa Tracker Maps

NORAD Santa Tracker Map

Christmas NORAD Santa Tracker Map + Online Games

For over 60 years NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) has been tracking Santa across the world! The NORAD Tracks Santa® (NTS) program has been around since 1955. Today 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, NORAD Santa Tracker Map, and more. Here is how to use Norad Santa Tracker: – the website is full of games and activities throughout the month of December (refresh if you don’t see the village of houses on the homescreen)

NORAD Santa Tracker App – Track Santa on your phone! Apps are available on the Apple store and Google app store.

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

NORAD Santa Tracker Map – Beginning on December 24 at 2:01am EST, you can watch Santa on the NORAD Santa Tracker Map

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 Santa Tracker

If your kids love talking to Alexa, use the Alexa Santa Tracker to ask for Santa’s location through the NORAD Tracks Santa skill. First enable the “NORAD Tracks Santa” skill, then you can ask “Alexa, where’s Santa?” anytime during the year. You can also also ask “Alexa, when will Santa be at my house?” The Alexa Santa Tracker will also tell you Santa jokes, Santa facts, and you can even ask her to call Santa (it is a fun Santa recording, not an interactive phone call).

OnStar Santa Tracker

OnStar partners with the Christmas NORAD Santa Tracker to help you track down Santa. On Christmas Eve, OnStar Members with a paid OnStar plan can push their blue OnStar button between 6 a.m. EST Christmas Eve and 5 a.m. EST Christmas Day to find Santa and his reindeer.

Google Santa Tracker

Google Santa Tracker – How to Track Santa on Google

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 the fun online Christmas-themed activities in Santa’s Village.

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

If you want to Track Santa Google can help! 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.

Santa Tracker Google Maps – Look for Santa on Google Maps!

Android Devicesclick here for 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.