Catch Santa in Your House w/ Free Capture the Magic App

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Santa capture the magic app

Catch Santa in the act this Christmas🎅

This Christmas, you can snap a photo of Santa visiting your own home with a little help from an app called CaptureTheMagic!

Whether you have a skeptic in your family, or you just want to ensure the kids that Santa did make an appearance on Christmas Eve, this is a fun and easy way to snap a pic of old St. Nick in your own living room!

Using the Capture the Magic app is super easy, too!

To capture a photo of Santa Claus in your home, simply upload a photo of your Christmas tree, living room, or another scene from your home via the free app (iOS or Android).

Next, choose one of the Santas from the diverse options available, and select the perfect pose. Insert the “sticker” into your photograph and use the photo editing tools to fine-tune your picture. Prices start at $1.99 to remove the watermark on one high-resolution photo download.

Hoping to snap a photo of Santa for free? Try downloading the Catch A Character app. Although the features of this app are limited compared to what Capture the Magic offers, both the Catch a Character app and its downloadable photo of Santa are FREE.

photo of easter bunny standing in front of kitchen table with easter baskets

Both Capture the Magic and Catch A Character can also help you snap photos of other visitors inside your home, including the Tooth Fairy, Leprechauns, the Easter Bunny, and more!

Track Santa & watch his reindeer live with these fun websites!

About the writer:

Jenna has a Bachelor's Degree from Lycoming College and her Master's from Penn State, holding 4 years of writing experience between a variety of publications and Hip2Save.

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Comments 14

  1. Lisa

    My son is 12 now, and we have used it almost his whole life, it’s sooo cute! Sometimes the elf on the shelf take a selfie, so they captured Santa.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      How fun! Glad to hear this has been a yearly tradition! Thanks for commenting, Lisa!

  2. Csandst1

    Santa stickers aren’t free and they have Santa with a mask on—ridiculous

    • Vicki Kalminski

      Maybe there are people who are high risk…. If you don’t like the masked Santa’s fine. Others might. Ridiculous on your part

  3. anita76

    Thanks!!! My little girl was amazed with the picture of the girl elf inside her room. 🤭🤣🤣🤣Tomorrow I will use Santa sticker next to Christmas 🎄😁

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You are welcome! 🎅

  4. Amanda

    We have the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus apps. My daughter loves seeing pictures of them “getting caught!”

  5. wklsunflower

    anyone have a free app that does the same that we dont have to pay to get the Santa?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      This one was free for me. I got the “Catch Santa in my House” app and then added stickers to my images. Have you tried that?

  6. wklsunflower

    i sent to my daughter and she said she had to pay to get the Santa? Is everything free on it? the Santa pic etc?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh darn! Yes! This is free!🙌 I just tested and was able to add a Santa to my pic for free!🎉 I downloaded the app and then had to download the stickers, but there was no charge. Hoping this helps!💖

  7. wklsunflower

    did you do apple or google?

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      I have an Android device. I grabbed the app in the Google Play Store.

  8. Jocelyn OConnor

    It charged me for Santas too

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