With less than 2 weeks to go, here at Chitter Chatter we’re already thinking about what Santa Tracking websites and apps to use to keep an eye on the big man’s progress as he delivers presents on Christmas Eve. Whether you’ve got little ones or are just a big kid at heart, here are some of the sites to visit and apps to download as Santa travels across the globe.

NORAD (North American Aerospace Defense Command) (website, iOS, Android – free)

NORAD_Tracks_Santa_appThe Santa countdown has begun at Norad with a clock already ticking every second down until Santa’s epic journey begins. NORAD have revamped their website for this Christmas with Santa’s Village now offering lots of different things to keep the kids entertained. These include daily festive games, Santa’s favourite Christmas songs, Santa films and a ‘Library’ where you can learn all about Santa, his sleigh and Christmas traditions. There is also new and improved Santa tracking so you can see how many presents he’s delivered. And for some reason he will this year be escorted by armed fighter jets.....

Google Santa Tracker (website, Android – free)

Google_Santa_Tracker_2013_Large_Icon-450x450Google’s fun Santa Tracker also features a countdown clock and Santa’s Village as well as an advent calendar to cross off the days. With cute graphics, you can click on the relevant advent calendar date to reveal the daily videos, games or activities behind it. The days are locked until you reach them to avoid any cheating! Google uses what it does best and combines its Google Maps and other technology to keep tabs on Santa as he embarks on his trip to deliver the presents to children all over the world.

Santa Tracker – North Pole Command Center (iOS - £1.20)
Santa_TrackerA great interactive app which could come in handy if you’re out and about on Christmas Eve. The clever 3D map of the globe uses Elfish satellite technology to track Santa’s current location as well as advising his travelling speed, the percentage of presents he’s already delivered and where he visited last. You can also send a message to Santa and you’ll get one back, play your favourite Christmas carols and check whereabouts you are on Santa’s List! There’s plenty to keep little ones entertained with a Santa Blog, Elfbook (social networking for reindeers and elves!), a North Pole Joke Generator and some of Mrs Claus’ recipes to try out. You can even send Santa off on some sleigh test runs to see how fast you can make him go!