Thanks to the age of technology, kids have a number of ways to track Santa’s whereabouts on his voyage around the world for Christmas 2015.
These include websites, social media, email, mobile phone apps and good old-fashioned phone calls.
Here’s a roundup of some of the best Santa Trackers and other ways to connect with Santa:
NORAD’s Santa Tracker is ready to go at NoradSanta.com and features the most variety of ways to track and contact Santa. The agency has been tracking Santa’s whereabouts for 60 years and accepts phone calls to Santa at 1-877-HI-NORAD. Santa Cams on the website will provide live views of Santa in the skies and kids can watch Santa pack his sleigh for the trip beginning at 2:01am EST/11:01pm PST on Thursday, December 24.
The free NORAD Santa Tracker app can be downloaded for iOS on the App Store; for Android devices on Google Play; or for Windows 10 through MicrosoftStore.com.
To keep tabs on Santa via email, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Twitter, follow handle @NoradSanta; for Facebook, visit facebook.com/noradsanta.
Kringle Radio—which also tracks Santa at SantaUpdate.com— features 50-hour nonstop, commercial-free coverage of everything Santa and Christmas related beginning at 6am EST on December 23rd. The broadcast includes Christmas music, live interviews, news and information from across the globe.
Updates can also be found on Facebook at facebook.com/mymerrychristmas or on Twitter at @MyMerryXmas. Users can also opt to track Santa’s progress via text message updates from SantaUpdate.com by texting SANTA to 94033.
TrackingSanta.net shows Santa’s path across the world via Google maps. Updates can also be sent via text by visiting JingleKringle.com or texting SANTA to 94033. The site features a link to connect to the North Pole Post Office and updates from Santa’s elves at elfhq.com.
EmailSanta.com lets users send letters and ask questions to Santa. Other features include tracking what Santa, Mrs. Claus, Santa’s reindeer and the elves are up to as they prep for Christmas Day. Kids can view live tweets and texts from everyone at the North Pole here: emailsanta.com/Santa-Claus-Tweets.asp.
Google’s Santa Tracker at santatracker.google.com follows Santa’s path around the world beginning December 24th. The site also offers games to play with Santa’s elves and sleigh or an app can be downloaded through Google Play.
Zone TV offers a Santa Tracker TV app at zone.tv that lets viewers follow Santa across the world starting on Christmas Eve. Other features of the app include a Christmas Countdown Calendar, Rudolf Radio, holiday movies, Santa’s elves in his workshop, read-alongs, sing-alongs and reindeer games.
Parents can also arrange for free phone calls or video messages from Santa to their kids or other family members. More info can be found here.
Do you have a favorite Santa Tracker to recommend? Share it with us in the comments below!