For MacRumors readers who continue to believe in Santa Claus or for those who have young children, Google today launched its annual Santa tracking feature, allowing Santa to be tracked in real time on his journey from the North Pole as he prepares to deliver presents around the world.

Google has offered its fun Santa tracking feature for fifteen years now, providing a little digital magic for children across the globe.

santatracker1
You can track Santa using a web browser on an iPhone, iPad, or Mac by visiting Google's official Santa tracking website. The site is designed to show a live map of Santa's current location, his next stop, a live video feed of his journey, and the estimated time that he will arrive in your location.

The website provides pictures of locations Santa has already visited, a live count of gifts that have been delivered, and his current distance from your location. There are also a selection of games to play and videos to watch on the site.

santatracker2
There are also other Santa tracking services, such as the NORAD Tracks Santa Claus app and website, but Google's is the most detailed and the best option to check out if you want to enjoy a bit of holiday fun.

At the time this article was posted, Santa was spotted in Nigata, Japan, after having just visited Tokyo.

Top Rated Comments

BootsWalking Avatar
45 months ago
You can track Santa on Apple Maps too. Right now it says Santa is flying 500 feet under the Pacific Ocean.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
decafjava Avatar
45 months ago
('https://www.macrumors.com/2018/12/24/google-santa-tracker-feature/')


For MacRumors readers who continue to believe in Santa Claus or for those who have young children,
What do you mean "continue"? What are you implying?? Santa isn't real?????? :(
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Slippery Gimp Avatar
45 months ago
“For MacRumors readers who continue to believe in the Mac Pro, a tracker is available via Google”
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
45 months ago
Breaking News: Illegal immigrant, Santa Claus has been detained at the border crossing in Laredo, TX. Sleigh filled with contraband was confiscated via civil forfeiture. Elves were also detained and sent to separate facility. Law enforcement officials, fearful for their lives, shot all reindeer. Being Texas, of course the meat was immediately cured and stored in a nearby Prepper underground shelter.

Christmas may be delayed by a few weeks (or months) until the matter is sorted.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
69Mustang Avatar
45 months ago
I bumped into him a few months ago, on the south pole, he was looking for his house since he left last year..., I told him to use Apple maps since Google maps isn't always accurate too...:p

Seems he found his way.:)
Perry, Perry, Perry... you can't counter a mildly amusing joke with the joke equivalent of "I know you are but what am I". You were much better off just letting it be. Happy holidays bud.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
ThomasJL Avatar
45 months ago
The existence of Santa Claus is more plausible than the existence of an updated Mac Pro.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Popular Stories

apple ar headset concept 1

Apple's Headset Said to Feature 14 Cameras Enabling Lifelike Avatars, Jony Ive Has Remained Involved With Design

Friday May 20, 2022 6:50 am PDT by
Earlier this week, The Information's Wayne Ma outlined struggles that Apple has faced during the development of its long-rumored AR/VR headset. Now, in a follow-up report, he has shared several additional details about the wearable device. Apple headset render created by Ian Zelbo based on The Information reporting For starters, one of the headset's marquee features is said to be lifelike...
anker 563 dock ports

Anker's Latest USB-C Docking Station Brings Triple-Display Support to M1 Macs

Wednesday May 18, 2022 7:06 am PDT by
While Apple's early M1-based Macs can only officially support a single external display, there are ways around the limitation. Anker is launching a new 10-in-1 USB-C docking station today which delivers just that. The Anker 563 USB-C dock includes two HDMI ports and a DisplayPort port, and it leverages DisplayLink to carry multiple video signals over a single connection. Given that this hub...
apple data auction iphone privacy ad

Apple Highlights iPhone's Latest Privacy Features in New 'Data Auction' Ad

Wednesday May 18, 2022 9:00 am PDT by
Apple today shared a new ad highlighting iPhone privacy features like App Tracking Transparency and Mail Privacy Protection that are designed to give users more transparency and control when it comes to their personal data being collected. The ad revolves around a young woman named Ellie who discovers that her personal data is being sold at an auction house, with bids being placed on her...
Prosser Series 8 3

Apple Watch Series 8 Rumored to Feature New Design With Flat Display

Wednesday May 18, 2022 6:21 am PDT by
The Apple Watch Series 8 could feature an all-new design with a flat display, according to the leaker known as "ShrimpApplePro." In his latest video on the YouTube channel Front Page Tech, Jon Prosser highlighted information from ShrimpApplePro that suggests the Apple Watch Series 8 could feature a flat display in what seems to be a design originally rumored for the Apple Watch Series 7. ...
sony headphones 1

Sony's New WH-1000XM5 Headphones vs. Apple's AirPods Max

Friday May 20, 2022 12:18 pm PDT by
Sony this week came out with an updated version of its popular over-ear noise canceling headphones, so we picked up a pair to compare them to the AirPods Max to see which headphones are better and whether it's worth buying the $400 WH-1000XM5 from Sony over Apple's $549 AirPods Max. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. First of all, the AirPods Max win out when it comes ...
iPhone 14 Purple Lineup Feature

Will the iPhone 14 Be a Disappointment?

Saturday May 21, 2022 9:00 am PDT by
With around four months to go before Apple is expected to unveil the iPhone 14 lineup, the overwhelming majority of rumors related to the new devices so far have focused on the iPhone 14 Pro, rather than the standard iPhone 14 – leading to questions about how different the iPhone 14 will actually be from its predecessor, the iPhone 13. The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are expected...
apple ar headset concept 2

Apple's AR/VR Headset Nearing Completion as Board Gets Demo

Thursday May 19, 2022 9:52 am PDT by
Apple last week demonstrated its upcoming AR/VR headset to Apple board members, indicating that the device is in an advanced stage of development and could see a debut in the not too distant future, reports Bloomberg. Apple has also ramped up development of the software that runs on the headset, with that software expected to be called "RealityOS," or rOS for short. Render via designer Ian ...