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Two Ways to Track Santa this Christmas Eve

If you have excited little ones in your house and you want to keep an eye on Santa Claus as he makes his global rounds this Christmas Eve, these two handy Santa Trackers will help stir up a little extra Christmas excitement.

This year we have two Santa Trackers to share. NORAD continues their tradition of tracking Santa. In a twist, however, NORAD went with Microsoft search engine Bing to host their map tracking this year. In response, Google launched their own Santa Tracker. They’re both perfectly serviceable trackers, but if you have older kids you want to get in on the fun they might enjoy the social media updates from Santa included in the Google tracker. You can check out both at the links below.

NORAD Tracks Santa [Hosted by Bing Maps]
Santa Tracker [Hosted by Google Maps]

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 12/24/12

Comments (2)

  1. Nathan.D

    To be truthful, I always thought the idea of “Santa Claus” distorted a kids view on why Christmas is celebrated. I hear many children say that the best part about Christmas is the presents and Santa, instead of just hanging around with family and friends over a good meal.

  2. john b

    bah humbug to nathan d. It’s all about the wonder and magic.

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