Children around the world are counting down the days until Santa heads to the sky to begin his annual gift drop on Christmas Eve. Parents who are hoping to find some diversion for their little ones amidst the hustle and bustle of the holiday season will be thrilled to know that this year there is not just one but two Reindeer Cams up and running. The live feeds are sure to keep kiddos entertained for hours as they watch Santa feed his reindeer and prep them for their big journey later this month.
And there’s great news for parents who are out and about doing their holiday shopping with their children in tow. This year you can watch the live feed of Santa feeding his beautiful reindeer on your mobile phone with a handy app, in addition to watching on your desktop or laptop computer.
Get all of the details below about the live streams and links to the free smartphone apps below as well as updated information about the 2016 Norad Santa Tracker.
In addition, find a very important schedule that gives parents the low-down on when Santa will make live appearances to feed his reindeer right up until Christmas Eve when they all take off into the night sky for a trip around the globe.
The live feed streams out of the Santa’s home base in the North Pole (attention parents — the reindeer are actually in Michigan) and Santa stops in from time to time to feed the reindeer (see schedule below). According to Yahoo, there is also a second live feed streaming from the Christmas Casino at the Rising Star Resort, in Rising Sun, Indiana, that includes not only the Santa and his reindeer, but a decked out winter wonderland that complete with holiday-themed scenes that come to life.
When does Santa come out to feed his reindeer?
When the Jolly Old Elf is off prepping for his big night, children can still watch the reindeer as they go about their day but be prepared, they aren’t shy about going to the bathroom on camera.
Watch the Reindeer Cam live online ’round the clock on your computer or download the iPhone or Android apps and watch on your mobile device. Scroll down and you’ll find the live feed streaming in the video player below. Keep in mind, children may not see the reindeer in the middle of the night — they need to rest up for their upcoming flight.
The Christmas Casino reindeer cam streams 24/7 from Rising Sun, Indiana. If you happen to live nearby, or plan to travel to the area, stop by to visit the reindeer at Santa’s Stables.
Appearances by Santa: According to the official Reindeer Cam website, Santa — dressed in his holiday finest — will come out to feed his reindeer via live video at the Michigan location at 11 p.m., 6 p.m., and 9 p.m. ET on weekdays and at 6 p.m. ET on weekends.
In addition to viewing the reindeer, children will love tracking Santa’s journey around the globe with Norad’s popular Santa tracker. According to Newsline 360, the tracker has been around since 1955 and now allows parents and children to watch not only online, but via iOS and Android mobile apps and in select cars equipped with OnStar.
The countdown is on until the tracker goes live on Christmas eve, but parents can head over to the Norad Santa website right now to bookmark it so it’s handy to view when the big night arrives. While they wait, children can play holiday-themed games, explore the North Pole, and listen to Christmas music.
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