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Santa tracker apps for your smartphone

Best kid-friendly Santa tracker apps

Trying to track down Santa this Christmas? These apps and websites can help!


As a kid, leaving cookies for Santa and racing to bed before he makes it through the chimney is a big part of the magic of Christmas.


Thankfully, technology makes it easier than ever for parents to keep the magic alive and their kiddos excited! Santa trackers are a fun way to keep your children entertained on Christmas Eve and (hopefully) get them in bed on time.


Here are a few apps and websites that will inject a little Christmas spirit into your smartphone or tablet this season and help keep your family in touch with good ol’ Saint Nick.


Official NORAD Santa Tracker

For the ultimate, time-tested Santa tracker, NORAD wins the tinsel. Take some time to explore the website for holiday music, games, mini-movies and more. You can track Santa on your browser, or download the app to your smartphone—probably the best option, if you and the family are doing your own traveling Christmas Eve.


Message from Santa! for iOS

This clever app allows kids to call Santa’s voicemail and text Santa their Christmas list. Plus, with a premium subscription, your child can receive unlimited calls from Santa and even video chat with him. Of course, the responses are simulated, but your kiddos don’t have to know that.


Google’s Santa Tracker

Your kids can explore Santa’s village, play online games, track Santa, and learn with Santa’s elves all December long with Google’s Santa Tracker. Starting December 23rd, you can even ask your Google Assistant to “Call Santa” to help him rehearse for a musical concert in a new, interactive game. It’s a safe, kid-friendly way to keep your children entertained and in the Christmas spirit.


Take a Picture with Santa for Android

This app is simple, but fun. It does just what the name says: inserts Santa into your photos. Tip: take a pic of your tree and add Santa. Then, show your little ones the proof that the big guy really was there when they wake up Christmas morning!


Snap Santa for iOS

If you’re looking for a silly way to play with the kids—or send festive selfies to your friends—this app does it. Add cartoon hats, masks, beards and more to amp up the holiday cheer in your smartphone pics.



With these sites and apps, you can keep your stress level down and the twinkle in your kiddo’s eyes.


Need help with finding the best smartphone and accessories, on the best plan? We may not have elves, but we have the next best thing—wireless experts, ready to point you in the right direction. You can even wear your Christmas pajamas to the store, if you want. Swing by your nearest Cellular Sales store to check out our holiday deals!

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