Here’s How to Watch Santa’s Tracker As He Delivers Gifts on Christmas Eve

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Stay prepared on Christmas Eve with this Santa Tracker!

Santa Feeds Reindeers

The countdown to Christmas has begun! 🎅

Whether you love to follow Christmas traditions by watching where Santa’s flying on the Christmas Eve Santa tracker or play festive games and watch his reindeer live, we’ve got a few totally free ways you can see what’s happening as St. Nick prepares for his big night tonight!


Watch the NORAD Santa Tracker on Christmas Eve.

hands holding a phone with santa tracker on screen

Christmas Eve has started around the world, so hop on over to the NORAD Santa Tracker and watch Santa deliver presents live! You can follow him as he starts in Asia and builds anticipation all day long as he nears your part of the world!

NORAD offers this free service every year and has even been known to provide an escort for Santa from time to time. The Santa Tracker will even tell you how many gifts Santa has delivered so far on Christmas Eve (and it’s a lot!) So cool!

As a parent, I even love watching the Santa Tracker! Every year it makes the night feel so magical and once Santa makes it to our state, it’s a great excuse to get the kids to bed since they can see for themselves how close Santa is getting!

Play free games at the virtual North Pole to pass the time until Santa’s arrival!

little girl sitting in front of the norad santa tracker virtual north pole on computer screen

The Christmas magic has already begun over at Santa’s virtual North Pole. If you need a distraction while you wrap some last-minute gifts, your kiddos can head here to play free games at the Arcade, listen to Santa’s favorite songs, learn more about Santa’s magic sleigh, shop for NORAD & Santa gear at the Gift Shop, and so much more!

Best of all, there are new games released every single day in December at the virtual arcade so bookmark it for next year so your kiddos can stay occupied with these fun Christmas activities all month long.


Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition

Ask Alexa to help you track Santa. 

Just ask any Alexa-enabled device to “open NORAD Tracks Santa” and Alexa will give you updates on Santa’s latest location using his official tracker. Track him across the globe on December 24th, hear Santa-themed jokes, and more!


Or watch Santa’s reindeer live on the Reindeer Cam before the big day!

Santa feeding his reindeer

If you’d like to check in on Santa’s reindeer that don’t make the big Christmas Eve trip, head on over to Reindeer Cam where you can see Santa feed his beloved flying reindeer from 9 AM to 5 PM MST. You can also check out videos from previous dates, including videos of Santa reading classic Christmas stories!

My daughter is totally fascinated with this live feed and loves watching it! It’s really so cool to see his reindeer just doing their thing and they’re real live animals, so for any kiddos who are having trouble believing this year, they need to see this!


Plus, younger kids will also enjoy Google’s Santa tracker & free Christmas games all December long.

hands typing on laptop keyboard with santa tracker on screen

Just launched on the Google homepage, now there’s another fun & totally free way to follow Santa around the world! Plus, while your kiddos aren’t counting the number of gifts being delivered on this Santa Tracker, they can also play a huge variety of free games!

From dressing your own elf to 14 levels of Santa code labs, there are tons of free games and activities to choose from and something for every child to enjoy!


Check out all things Christmas this way…


Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 5 years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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Comments 3

  1. MrsBK

    Love the reindeer cam!

  2. Julie T

    My girls love this, and it’s opportunity for increased awareness about how big the world actually is. I tell them where Santa’s at, and they ask how far away it is from us. So I pull up the world map and show them.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      What a fun teaching opportunity!

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