Readers like you keep news free for everyone.

More than 5,000 readers have already pitched in to keep free access to The Journal.

For the price of one cup of coffee each week you can help keep paywalls away.

Support us today
Not now
Sunday 1 October 2023 Dublin: 17°C
Google Santa Tracker
# where in the world
Want to track Santa's trip around the world? You have a few options
And there are a few things you can do while you wait for him to arrive.

WITH ONLY A few hours left until Santa arrives (give or take), the big question is where exactly he is right now.

Thankfully, there are two different organisations have taken up the task of tracking his progress around the world.

The first is NORAD (North American Aerospace Defence Command) which has run its own Santa tracker for a number of years now.

Teaming up with Microsoft and a number of other companies, it offers games, videos and other activities to keep you entertained. It’s now in its 60th year tracking Santa so it has a bit of experience in the area.

Screen Shot 2015-12-05 at 4.47.26 p.m. NORAD Santa Tracker NORAD Santa Tracker

The other is to go for Google’s Santa Tracker, which is a more colourful site. Its focus is more on coding, with a number of games and initiatives to help get younger users interested in the area.

Google also has an Android app (for obvious reasons) so you can keep up with his progress if you’re out and about.

Which one you choose is a matter of preference, but both will keep the younger kids entertained until the man himself arrives.

Google Maps / YouTube

This piece is part of 12 days of tech, a series offering quick tips and tech advice for you during the Christmas holidays. You can find more entries here.

Read: Eyes getting sore from looking at a screen? Here’s how to ease the pain >

Read: Here’s how you can check what locations your phone has saved >

Your Voice
Readers Comments
    Submit a report
    Please help us understand how this comment violates our community guidelines.
    Thank you for the feedback
    Your feedback has been sent to our team for review.