Where’s Santa Claus? This Year, Just Type “Santa” Into Google

If you’re looking for Santa’s location, Google has a super easy way to find it. Just type “Santa” into Google, to get a special box that locates him on a map.

The image below shows you how it works on Google (click to enlarge). After typing in “santa,” a special map appears on the right-side of the screen:

It’s supposed to work the same way if you’re in Google Maps. Just type “santa,” and you’ll have his current location appear:

However, I found that if I wasn’t signed-in to Google, searching for Santa on Google Maps didn’t work for me. Instead, I simply got listings related to Santa Ana, a major city near me.

I don’t recall seeing this last year or in previous years, as part of my regular Santa tracker tracking duty. If it has been offered before, consider this a helpful reminder.

Of course, Google is also running its Google Santa Tracker, which provides more Santa tracking features than this easy map lookup. NORAD is also back with its NORAD Tracks Santa service.

For the full rundown on both, including how you can track Santa with them on the web, through your phone or even broadcast his location to your TV with a Chromecast, see the full story on our Search Engine Land sister site: The 2013 Santa Tracker List: All The Ways To Track Santa From NORAD & Google

Related Topics: Google: Maps


About The Author: is Founding Editor of Marketing Land. He’s a widely cited authority on search marketing and internet marketing issues, who has covered the space since 1996. Danny also serves as Chief Content Officer for Third Door Media, which publishes Search Engine Land and produces the SMX: Search Marketing Expo conference series. He has a personal blog called Daggle (and keeps his disclosures page there). He can be found on Facebook, Google + and microblogs on Twitter as @dannysullivan.

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