Are your kids anxiously awaiting Santa’s arrival? Looking for options that will keep them entertained on Christmas Eve? Want to add some Santa and Elfin magic to the wonders of Christmas? High-tech Santa apps might just be the answer!
But where to begin? Which apps to consider? Here are 9 favorite Santa apps sure to thrill and entertain the whole family as we count down the final days to Christmas.
1. Portable North Pole
Children the world over thrill over Santa Claus’s pending arrival on Christmas Eve. Why not make it even more special with a one-of-a-kind message from Santa himself, created just for your child? With a touch of Christmas magic and Portable North Pole, send customized video messages from Santa to those special kids on your Christmas list.
Sending Santa messages is just so easy with Portable North Pole. The Portable North Pole apps and basic video message are free. In-app purchases are available for premium products. Read more about Portable North Pole.
Create your own magic of Christmas with Kringle! This mobile app lets you create a video that shows Santa in your very own living room. Select from several scene options including Santa sampling your milk and cookies, or Santa checking his list to see who’s been naughty or nice. Imagine your kids’ faces when they see Santa standing next to your Christmas tree!
Finally there is “proof” that Santa exists. The Kringle app is free, with an option to donate to Make-A-Wish Canada or Toys for Tots. So go on spread the joy of Christmas with a donation!
3. Santa Cam FX
Prove to your kids that Santa is real with the Santa Cam FX. Santa Cam FX uses realistic video to capture Santa and his elves right in your own home. Get the app, set the stage, film the scene and boom! Santa Cam FX magically processes your real-life movie to include Santa and his elves in your home enacting the scene that you choose.
They’ll believe after seeing Santa and his elves in action! Santa Cam FX is free, with in-app purchases available to further enhance the experience.
4. The Elf on The Shelf
Festive holiday fun awaits your kids at The Elf on The Shelf. And you don’t need to adopt an elf to enjoy the fun these little elves can bring. Just download The Elf on The Shelf app and bring on elfin fun for everyone! Find engaging quizzes, fun facts, and lots of holiday games too, all designed to keep the little ones entertained while they await Santa’s arrival.
Find loads of elfin fun at The Elf on The Shelf website. Download the Elf on The Shelf apps for elfin and reindeer fun where ever you are.
5. Talking Santa
From the makers of Talking Tom comes Talking Santa. Countless hours of fun are just waiting to be had with this app. Tell Santa a jolly holiday message and hear him repeat it. Create fun and festive 3D animated greetings and Christmas cards. Tickle Santa, or feed him milk and cookies. Don’t forget to check to see if you’re on the nice or naughty list!
What’s more fun than talking with Santa, especially when it’s with the free Talking Santa app! Oh, and while you’re at it, check out Talking Santa Meets Ginger too.
6. A Call From Santa
Imagine the look on your children’s faces when they receive a phone call from the man in red himself! A Call From Santa lets you set up a free, personalized phone call from Santa. Just tell Santa something about your child, then schedule Santa’s call arrival. Now grab a cup of hot chocolate, sit back and wait for the excitement to begin.
Seeing your child’s face light up when he hears Santa’s voice? Priceless! A Call From Santa is free, and available for Apple and Android devices.
7. Video Calls with Santa
Want to add more excitement to that phone call? Make it an interactive Video Call With Santa, and enjoy a realistic video conversation with Santa himself. Choose from one of three pre-recorded calls, and let the fun begin. Whenever you’re done answering a question, tap the screen for Santa’s turn to talk. It’s that easy!
What child wouldn’t thrill to see and talk with Santa. The Video Calls With Santa app is $1.99, and is available for both Apple and Android devices.
Keep the kids entertained and on top of Santa’s whereabout this Christmas Eve with NORAD. NORAD uses strategically placed high-tech Santa Cams to capture images of Santa and his reindeer as they spread Christmas cheer to children all over the world. Who knows? Your kids might even go to bed earlier if they “see” that Santa is getting close!
Set up NORAD, queue up some holiday music, then sit back and watch Santa’s approach to your very own neighborhood. NORAD is free for Apple, Android and Windows10 devices.
9. Google Maps Santa Tracker
Google Maps Santa Tracker takes your kids “inside” all the action in Santa’s Village. Explore Santa’s Village while awaiting the big day’s arrival, where each day something new and fun arrives in the village. Follow along as Santa and his elves prepare for the big day. Then, on Christmas Eve, Santa’s dashboard goes live. Watch Santa and his reindeer as they race across the globe delivering gifts to kids everywhere.
Google’s Santa Tracker is free and available for Android devices. Those who don’t have an Android device may also track Santa via the website.
What’s Your Favorite Santa App?
Do you enjoy sending special messages from Santa? Do you use Santa apps or other holiday high tech to keep the kids entertained on Christmas Eve? Do you and the kids track Santa’s progress throughout the evening? What magical Santa apps do you use? Do share!
On Dancer! On Prancer! On Vixen! It’s time to spread some holiday magic and Christmas cheer. Wishing everyone a very merry Christmas and happy holidays!
Images from respective app websites.