Your Kids Can Watch Santa and His Reindeer Live at The North Pole—Here’s How

Updated: Feb. 07, 2024

Check in on Santa as he's preparing for Christmas!

December is officially here, and that means Santa’s big day is getting closer and closer. With just a few weeks left before Christmas, it’s fair to say he’s definitely busy making his list and checking it twice!

Chances are, the kids have already sent off their letters to Santa and are now planning what cookies to make for him. If the Christmas tree is already decorated and you’re looking for another fun activity for the family, we’ve discovered just the thing. You can now watch Santa live, and you might even get to sit in on him reading to his reindeer every night!

How to Watch Santa Live Right Now

Santa Reading to Reindeer on reindeercamvia

ReindeerCam offers the chance to watch Santa’s reindeer on a live feed. All you have to do is head to the website and click on Prancer’s Paddock to see all the action. You may even spot Rudolph if you’re lucky!

But what about Santa? Of course, Santa visits his reindeer often in the days leading up to Christmas, and you’ll be able to catch him on the live cam too. Santa also makes a special appearance to feed the reindeer and read them a bedtime story Monday through Saturday at 8:30 PM EST. You’ll also see him on Sundays at 5:30 PM EST.

And if you’re not at your computer? You can watch Santa live through the ReindeerCam LIVE! app on Apple and Android devices.

3 More Ways to Check in on Santa

Google Santa Tracker

Google’s Santa Tracker counts down to Christmas and features plenty of festive videos to get in the spirit. Set the kids up to play games like Santa Selfie, which lets them get creative and dress up Santa’s face, or use Elf Maker to make their own elves.

Norad Santa Tracker

While you can’t see anything until December 24, Norad’s Santa Tracker has been running for decades and is certainly worth the wait. You can track the location of where Santa is dropping off presents on Christmas Eve and when he might be arriving on your rooftop. Access the Norad tracker on the website, via phone or using Norad’s app.

Video Call Santa

Have an Apple device? Do a video call with Santa! The app is free and will allow the kids to dial in for a chat. You can either open the app and hit call now, or make a reservation for a designated time for him to call. Santa will ask all about whether the kids have been naughty or nice and what they want for Christmas. It’s a fun and interactive way to say a quick hello!