The 2013 Santa Tracker List: All The Ways To Track Santa From NORAD & Google

It's Christmas Eve, time for all good boys and girls to be expecting Santa Claus to be bringing them gifts. But where is jolly old St. Nick on his journey? Once again, there are two major services tracking him: NORAD and Google. Below, our annual review of the tracking sites and methods of using them that range from the web, to your mobile device, to your TV and even a good old-fashioned phone call. The Santa Trackers Here are both major Santa Trackers providing updates in 2013: NORAD Tracks Santa Google Santa Tracker NORAD is the North American Aerospace Defense Command, a joint U [...]


Google Maps Pegman Is Now Santa For Christmas

santa-pegman If you go to Google Maps and look at the Pegman used for browsing street view images, you will see the Pegman is wearing a Santa hat. The Santa Pegman is not new, it was shown to us when Google had a welcome back party for the Pegman in the new version of Google Maps. Plus, Google has had the Pegman wearing a Santa hat since Christmas 2010. Hat tip to Alex Chitu for spotting this. [...]


NORAD & Google Launches Rival Santa Trackers; Still No Comment From Santa’s Camp On Which Site Mrs. Claus Will Use

Google Santa Tracker 2013 Snapshot After NORAD announced last week it would be joining forces once again with Bing to track Santa's whereabouts during the holiday season, NORAD Tracks Santa went live on Dec. 1. Google followed suit today by announcing the return of its own Google Santa Tracker. There's still no comment from Santa's camp on which site Mrs. Claus will be using to track her husband this Christmas. This is the second year that the search engines have released competing Santa Tracker services, although it appears the two companies have acknowledged the momentous responsibility involved with hosting two separat [...]


Where’s Santa Claus? The 2012 Santa Tracker List, From NORAD To Google, From The Web To Apps

NORAD Map It's Christmas Eve, and Santa Claus is on his annual trip delivering presents to all the good little boys and girls around the world. This year, not just one but two major organizations are offering ways to track Jolly St. Nick on his flight. Below, our annual review of how to track him by the web, by app or even through a telephone call. The Santa Tracking Sites You can find the two major Santa tracking sites this year here: NORAD Tracks Santa Google Santa Tracker Below, more about using both of the sites, including related apps or even an email-for-location feature that NORAD [...]


Google Challenges NORAD In Tracking Santa, Launches Google Santa Tracker

Google Santa Tracker Google has decided to take on the decades-old Santa tracking service that NORAD offers with its own "Google Santa Tracker." It comes in the wake NORAD booting Google out as a partner in favor of Microsoft. NOTE: For the latest news on 2012 Santa tracking, see our post: Where’s Santa Claus? The 2012 Santa Tracker List, From NORAD To Google, From The Web To Apps How NORAD Began Tracking Santa Since 1955 First some history, then what Google has in store. When I was a kid (I said history, right?) back in the 1970s, I remember listening to the radio to get NORAD updates about where Santa's lo [...]


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