Watch Santa's journey with help from Google, Microsoft, and NORAD

It's Christmas Eve, and that means it's time to track Santa as he flies across the world. Once again, there are number of tools for you and your family to have a bit of holiday fun, courtesy of Google, Microsoft, and NORAD.

While Google has already unlocked a number of activities on its Santa Tracker website, now that it's Christmas Eve, you and your family can follow Santa's journey around the world. Just as in past years, the Santa Tracker follows along Santa's route as Christmas arrives around the world.

The Santa Tracker shows you where Santa is, along with his next destination. You'll see a running tally of presents delivered, along with Santa's distance from your location. From the tracker website, you can also access Santa's Village, which is full of games and videos, along with areas to learn about holiday traditions, around the world, along with a code lab. In addition to the tracker website, you can also search for "Santa Claus" on Google Maps on your iPhone and iPad to watch the jolly elf's flight.

Microsoft is also getting in on the Santa tracking action. The company is once again the official partner for NORAD Tracks Santa, a yearly effort put on the the North American Aerospace Defense Command, which also has its own Santa tracking app for iPhone and iPad. You can also ask the recently-released Cortana app to give you Santa's location.

Be sure to check out one of these options for some fun with the family this holiday.

Source: Google Santa Tracker, NORAD Tracks Santa

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.