Tracking Santa in Google Earth

As they’ve done for years, Google is once again helping to track Santa’s journey around the world tonight! All of the action will be tracked on the official Santa Tracker site at Santa’s journey is already underway, and he’s currently just off the coast of Japan.


To follow Santa while you’re on the go, there is a Santa Tracker app available for Android, which gives you easy mobile access to track his journey.

Also, you can keep up with the latest via the Google Maps page on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
Learn more about the 2012 Santa Tracker on the Google Lat Long Blog.

About Mickey Mellen

Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.


  1. Beth MacDonald says:

    I’m a little disappointed as the news has Google and NORAD as a Santa Tracker race. Here it is 2012 and you resorted to going backwards in time using animated tracking. I’m not a little kid. This kid is over the hill and suggests if going back in time, use the Google Earth Santa Tracking that was used in 2010! Much more realistic and we could see Santa at the Eiffel Tower, going through the Kremlin, Mt. Everest, et al. That was the most fun for everyone. And the 3D had the buildings already popped up so you could distinguish cities and towns Santa was sleighing through. Now that Google Earth added the stars showing in motion, this is a wonnnnnnderful idea! Bring it back forward for 2013! Thank-you!! Little kids, look out; you’ll feel like you’re riding with NASA too!

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