Google gets into the holiday spirit with Santa tracker


The holiday season is in full-swing, and Google is celebrating the occasion with a huge countdown

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The search engine site is counting down the days to Christmas Eve with an array of content to keep people in the spirit through the end of the year. 

“After 11 months soaking up the sun in the tropics, Santa and his elves are back at the North Pole getting ready for Christmas Eve. In addition to making toys, they need to clear the snow off 23 elf homes, candy factories and command centers in Santa’s Village,” Google wrote on its blog

It’s inviting users to visit Santa’s Village daily to help the elves prepare for the big night.

Every day through Dec. 24, Google will uncover a new game or activity, such as shoveling snow or prepping the reindeer, that will allow Mr. Claus’ pals to “make a little more progress each day,” the company said. 

Google is also working on the Santa Tracker, which will allow people to locate Santa, see the number of presents he’s delivered, and find out what he’s thinking on the night of Christmas Eve. 

The tracker is only available on desktops right now, but the elves are working on the app, which will be available for Android within the next few weeks. If you have a Chromecast, you’ll even be able to watch Santa on your television.


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