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How to track Santa on Christmas Eve in 2022


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Erin L

Erin L

how to track santa, where is santaA lot of parents right now are probably asking themselves, can my kids track Santa? There are all kinds of reasons why we want to know exactly where the chief elf is today. So if you’re wondering how do I track Santa Claus  or where Santa Claus is right now, you’ve come to the right place. This is how to track Santa using different and reliable methods.

How do I track Santa Claus?

It’s a good idea to keep an eye on where Santa is so that you can get to bed early and not run the risk of missing him, since Santa won’t come to your house if you’re awake. Using the best Santa tracking websites Will help you keep an eye on where in the world he is as he makes his global trek delivering all kinds of presents to good girls and boys.

There are two websites that can track Santa: Google’s Santa Tracker and the NORAD Santa Tracker.

Can you see Santa on Google Maps?

how to track santa, where is santaGoogle can find almost anything, right? it makes sense it can find Santa at any given moment. If you go to google and type find Santa, it will help take you to a very handy website: This super fun website will not only share the exact real time position of Santa on Christmas Eve, it also has some fun Christmas games you can play while you’re waiting for bedtime.

Google’s Santa Tracker also has a live feed from the north pole that shows you what’s going on while Santa is away, plus it will give you an approximate time of Santas arrival wherever you are. And if you feel like learning some thing about some of the amazing places in the world Santa gets to visit on his Christmas Eve journey, you can also click on some of the virtual postcards and see where Santa has been and what he’s been up to. Maybe these postcards will even give you great ideas for somewhere you can travel when you grow up. Or maybe you’ve already been to some of those places! Check them out…

how to track santa, where is santaOR, watch a virtual fireplace from Santa’s house at the North Pole or try building your own Elf. The options on can keep you busy until Boxing Day or New Year’s Day.

You can access Google Santa Tracker on your phone, tablet or a computer.

How can I use NORAD Santa Tracker?

NORAD is the original Santa Tracker and has been tracking Santa since before you were born. NORAD is the North American Air Defense organization and its job is to keep its eyes on the skies for things that shouldn’t be there… unless of course it’s Christmas Eve, in which case NORAD’s very special technology and global reach can track Santa minute by minute as he makes his way around the world. You can see NORAD’s Santa Tracker here. Because NORAD uses special government and military-level technology, you get a very realistic view of the world and of Santa, his sleigh and all the reindeer too.

how to track santa, where is santaNORAD Santa Tracker tells you exactly where Santa has just wrapped up his deliveries, and where he is likely to be heading next. Because of its extremely powerful technology, NORAD Santa tracker is able to also calculate an exact number of gifts that he has delivered all over the world.

You can access NORAD Santa Tracker on your phone, tablet or a computer.

How did NORAD Santa Tracker start?

Back in olden times, in about 1948, the United States Air Force put out a bulletin that it had spotted one and identified slay powered by eight powerful reindeer. The news immediately was shared across North America and people knew the government was keeping watch for Santa to ensure he stays safe and warm all night long.  So when better technologies were developed and NORAD was formed, NORAD knew it had a duty to keep Santa’s safety top of mind.

One Christmas night, the telephone rand at NORAD headquarters, and the Colonel answering the calls found it was a child asking if NORAD knew where Santa was. Because they did know, NORAD provided Santa’s exact location to any child who called on Christmas Eve. As you can imagine that was a lot of phone calls, even in olden times before everyone had their own smartphone. So many years later when the internet was invented, NORAD realized that it was time to create a website where all the children of the world could know Santa’s exact location, since as you know everyone needs to get to be early and go to sleep, or Santa won’t come to your house. That’s how NORAD Santa Tracker came to be.

Where is Santa Claus right now in 2022?

how to track santa, where is santaSo where is Santa right now? You’ll have to tell me in the comments below… but last time I saw him, he was in Cape Town South Africa. You’re probably thinking, when is Santa coming to MY house? Using Google’s Santa Tracker or NORAD Santa, you’ll know when you should be getting nestled all snug in your bed… with visions of sugarplums dancing in your head.

Which Santa Tracker is the most accurate?

This is a very difficult question to answer, since Google is a very powerful search engine, and NORAD has international aerospace technology.  Because NORAD’s headquarters are in Canada, which is very close to the North Pole where Santa Lives, and because they are able to use radar to follow Santa’s journey, we think that NORAD Santa Tracker is the most accurate Santa Tracker in the world. But you should try both websites and let us know what you think in comments below.

Have a Merry Christmas and enjoy keeping up with Santa on his busiest night of the year!


Erin L

Erin L

I'm a journalist, tech blogger, writer, TV producer, silversmith& jewelry designer, foodie and world traveler. I blog, write for publications, and supply freelance writing services to Calgary, and the world.

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