Abby's Apps: Tracking Santa Claus

Posted at 7:43 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 11:29:40-05

Once the cookies are baked and the Christmas pajamas are on, there's one thing left to do! Track Santa Claus

We've selected three apps and desktop suitable websites that will help you follow Santa's journey with your whole family.

We start with old reliable, the NORAD Santa Tracker.

Versions of this have been around for more than 60 years.

On Christmas Eve, families can pop open their app, or go to to follow the big man in real time. Tracking Santa online begins at 4:00 am EST on Dec. 24.

Young Santa watchers can also call NORAD volunteers at 1-877-HI-NORAD for up-to-the-minute tracking for their area.

If you want to feel involved in the happenings of the North Pole before Christmas Eve, Google's Santa Tracker has many games and activities with a live countdown to the big day.

Click here to check out the Google Santa Tracker App.

Starting at 4:00 am on December 24, the site transforms into a tracking experience where you can follow Santa and his reindeer as they deliver presents around the world.

Finally the Where Is Santa app which is accurate down to the second.

The app tracks Santa's location and yours on a map with streets and keeps you in the loop with Santa's exact estimated time of arrival.

Choose one or use them all, just make sure you're in bed before Santa Claus comes to town.