The 5 Best Santa Claus-Themed Websites of 2019

The best Christmas websites featuring Santa Claus

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Just like most of us, Santa Claus likes to keep up with the latest technology, so it shouldn't be much of a surprise to discover that he has an online presence. If you're simply looking for information on Santa, want to email him your holiday gift list or show your kids the path of his Christmas Eve journey, these are the sites to check out.

Each one has something unique to add to your family's Christmas experience (and as a bonus, none of them are overloaded with advertising).

Best Personalized Video From Santa Claus: Portable North Pole

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What We Like

  • High quality videos.

  • Also offers stories and games for children

What We Don't Like

  • No way to correct name pronunciation.

  • Some names unavailable.

Are your kids concerned about whether or not they've been good this year? Do they wonder how Santa Claus delivers all of those presents in one night? Do they want to make sure Santa received their wish list? If so, then request a personalized message from the Portable North Pole.

This site asks you a few questions about your child and then produces an adorable video where Santa personally welcomes your child, congratulates him/her for being well behaved and hints at what special treat might be under the tree Christmas morning. It's a personalized Santa Claus letter for the digital generation.

Portable North Pole also has apps from the Apple App Store and the Google Play store if you want to go mobile with the idea.

Best Site For Kids When They Ask 'Where Is Santa?': NORAD Tracks Santa

Santa Norad Tracker

What We Like

  • Learn about different parts of the world. 

  • Follow in real-time.

What We Don't Like

  • Outdated graphics.

  • Not customizable.

If you remember lying awake on Christmas Eve listening for the arrival of Santa Claus and his reindeer, the NORAD Tracks Santa site should recall those fond memories. Using Google Earth in 3D, follow Santa's journey across the globe in anticipation of his arrival in your neighborhood.

Starting on December 1, there will be activities posted each day to help with the wait. The big event starts at 2 am MTN (4 am EST) on Christmas Eve morning.​

Don't forget to download Google Earth before it all begins!

Best Site For Discovering If Santa Is Real: St. Nicholas Center

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What We Like

  • Teach children how Santa Claus is seen in different parts of the world.

  • Celebrates the positive values of Santa Claus

What We Don't Like

  • Outdated and clunky.

  • Not interactive.

Do you wonder where Santa Claus comes from? Are you looking for traditional ethnic Christmas activities? The St. Nicholas Center site is a gem offering stories, crafts, games, and lots of cultures. You can even find St. Nicholas traditions from more than 30 different countries.

Best Site For Learning Where Santa Lives: Northpole.com

Screenshot of Northpole.com web site

What We Like

  • Personalized story maker.

  • An abundance of Christmas printables.

What We Don't Like

  • Flash required.

  • Numerous product links and ads.

Northpole.com is a simple, fun Christmas site. Take a quiz to find out if you were naughty or nice, find recipes for cookies and other treats, teach Santa how to dance and play holiday games.

Best Site To See Where Santa Works: Santa Claus Office

Screenshot of Santa's Office

What We Like

  • Facebook page is managed all year long.

  • Seasonal video of Santa's office as the North Pole prepares for Christmas.

What We Don't Like

  • Activities only available with premium account.

  • Product-heavy.

The focus of this site is a vacation destination where you can meet Santa Claus in person. The nearest town and transport hub to Santa Claus Office, should you care to make the actual trip, is Rovaniemi, situated in Finnish Lapland.