5 ways to track Santa’s Christmas Eve flight across Birmingham

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Santa’s in Birmingham. Photo via Matthew Niblett for Bham Now

Do you hear that jingle? It’s the sound of Santa and his reindeer flying toward Birmingham. To help you keep tabs on his whereabouts this December 24, we’ve rounded up the top five Santa trackers that will provide families with an extra dose of magic this holiday season. Trust me, I tried them.

1. Santaupdate.com

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Keep track of Santa’s whereabouts with Santa trackers. Photo via Santa Tracker’s Facebook

Landing in the top spot of best Santa trackers is santaupdate.com. Not only can you listen to a live radio broadcast that tracks Santa and his sleigh during their Christmas Eve flight, but you can also text the word SANTA to 844.1532 to get updates on Santa via phone.

Here’s why else it makes the number one spot:

  • You can visit a virtual North Pole to email Santa or create a wishlist.
  • It features a Northpole Podcast so you can find out what’s going on at the North Pole on Christmas Eve.
  • You can chat online via the North Pole Chatroom with Santa himself.
  • You can ask Mrs. Claus and Elf Crash Murphy all of your most important Santa-related questions.

Visit santaupdate.com here.


NORAD is on Santa watch this December 24. Photo via NORAD Tracks Santa

Coming in at number two is the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). On December 24, they’ll be relaunching their beloved Santa Tracker and it’s definitely worth checking out.

Here’s what the NORAD Santa Tracker features:

  • Up-to-the-second whereabouts of Santa and his reindeer.
  • Holiday-themed games, music, movies + more via the website and app.
  • A new website chat box so you can ask all of your most important Santa questions.

To use the NORAD Santa Tracker:

3. Emailsanta.com

Santa’s little helper awaits a visit from Santa. Photo via Tatiana Rodriguez/Unsplash

EmailSanta.com is another Santa tracker to make the list, and it gets bonus points for tracking Santa every day of the year.

Here’s a look at what you can do when you visit the website:

  • Watch Santa and his reindeer LIVE via the Santa Snooper
  • Help Elf Control track and talk to Santa during his flight
  • Get live naughty + nice updates
  • Check Santa’s cookie supply + post your own photos to the cookie cam
  • Email a last-minute letter to Santa
  • Read silly Christmas Eve tweets

You can even chat with Santa here.

4. Santatracker.net

Santa Tracker, santatracker.net
Where’s Santa now? Photo via Santa Tracker’s Facebook

With a Santa tracker available via website, app and social media, Santatracker.net is another good choice for staying in the know on Chris Kringle’s Christmas Eve travels. Here’s what it offers:

  • Santa’s exact whereabouts with an interactive map
  • Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Santa Claus, reindeer, elves, Christmas + more
  • The chance to sign Sign up for free emails from Santa
  • And more!

To use Santatracker.net:

5. Capture The Magic-Catch Santa

Capture Santa. Photo via Patience Itson for Bham Now

Want to amaze your kiddos on Christmas morning? Show them proof of Santa’s visit with more than gifts under the tree. Just download the Capture The Magic-Catch Santa app for Android or iPhone and follow the steps to capture a photo of Santa in your very own home.

We used the app last year and my daughter is still amazed we managed to snap such a nearly impossible photo. Believe me, you won’t be disappointed.

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Patience Itson
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