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Is Santa Real? 5 Santa Trackers to Use This Christmas Eve

Is Santa real? You can use these five Santa trackers this Christmas to answer the question and explore his whereabouts and travels.
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Updated: December 1, 2022

Is Santa real? There is nothing more real and special than the magic and joy that Santa Claus has brought to so many of us for as long as we can remember. There are so many exciting ways to get ready for Santa, but tracking Santa on Christmas Eve might be the most fun of all. Here are five ways you can track Santa and learn about his travels on the way:


The Official NORAD Santa Tracker is amazing because it uses an incredible tool to track the ultimate Christmas Eve journey. Every hour of every day of the year, NORAD tracks every single thing that flies in and out of the air space surrounding North America. On Christmas Eve, they expand their capabilities to track the most important flight of the night, Santa’s magical sleigh ride.

2. Google Santa Tracker

Not only can you track Santa on Google’s Santa Tracker, you can also play games. You can play coding games and learn at the same time, send online postcards to Santa, and play a variety of games all themed with Christmas spirit. Santa’s Village filled with online games and learning opportunities is ready for you now. On Christmas Eve, it will take things to the next level with the Santa Tracker.

Want to send a Christmas list to Santa? Download this free printable wish list:

printable santa wish list

3. Santa Tracker

This fun website provides you with a Santa Tracker, as well as a daily countdown to Christmas and many fun Christmas games. There is live video of the North Pole and up-to-date information on what Santa is doing right now, what he’s been doing, and what he’s about to do next. There are tweets from the elves and ways that you can contact Santa anytime via email. You can even send email from your pet to Rudolph!

4. I Spot Santa

This website provides you with real facts and evidence of Santa Claus. There are Santa sightings and photos from all over the world. On Christmas Eve, there will also be live Santa Tracker updates. In the meantime, I Spot Santa offers lots of fun Christmas activities to keep you busy until Christmas such as lists of Christmas jokes and a recipe to make magical food for Santa’s reindeer. There are also easy and delicious recipes for Christmas treats for you and your family.

5. OnStar Santa Tracker

Do you have OnStar service in your family’s car? On Christmas Eve, OnStar will provide United States and Mexico subscribers with the opportunity to learn all about where Santa is with live updates as you drive on December 24th. OnStar will be using NORAD’s service, so this will be a perfect way to keep track of Santa if you are going to be out and about on the big day.

Other Ways to Contact Santa

child mailing letter to santa


If you are too excited to wait for Christmas Eve and really need to get in touch with Santa Claus beforehand, there is a direct phone number to call: (951) 262-3062. Obviously, Santa Claus is very busy getting ready for Christmas, so you might get his voicemail, but at the very least, you can leave him a message.


You can also send an email directly to Santa Claus via You can even pick out a fun Santa stamp for the online postcard.


Of course, you can always send a real letter to Santa Claus, too. The United States Postal Service knows how to get it there. Simply write your letter and then put it in an envelope addressed to Santa Claus at the North Pole and drop it in an outgoing mailbox. There is also a specific postal station in Alaska that relays the letters directly to the North Pole if you prefer to use a more specific address:



ANCHORAGE AK 99530-9998  

No matter which way you choose to contact Santa or track him, the most important thing is to try to live out the spirit of Santa every day through being kind, helpful, and generous to others. The more you do that, the more the magic of Santa spreads throughout the world.

Think you know everything about Santa? Take the Santa Quiz to find out.

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