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Showcase Santa’s real-time location to your community as he parades through the streets waving to the children and spreading holiday cheer.

Utilizing Glympse Premium Tags, fire departments, city leaders, and community organizations can create a custom Santa experience enabling all to remain informed about his itinerary and designated meet/greet time. 

Bring the spirit of Santa's route to life. Download Glympse and create your unique premium tag experience.

The Latest Santa Tracker is Live

  • Perfect for parades, Santa caravans, local festivals, and events.
  • Your community residents simply tap a link to track Santa – no app is needed on their end.
  • Personalize Santa Tracker with customizable Santa avatars, colors, images, logos, messages, and more.
  • No need for young children to endure the cold while anticipating Santa’s parade appearance. Parents can monitor his route and ensure a timely presence just as Santa approaches.
  • Is Santa appearing at your event or festival? Give him the freedom to walk around and engage with more people, knowing that everyone can easily find him on Glympse.

Download the Glympse App and Set Up a Premium Tag

Customize Logos, Colors, and Avatars

Make the experience uniquely yours by adding a unique logo, custom colors and even personalizing avatars or choose from our library.

Add Personal Messages from Santa

Delight children and families by including personalized messages from Santa himself! 

Predetermine up to 7 routes

Plan Santa’s journey in advance by defining up to 7 routes. Tailor the path to include desired neighborhoods, landmarks, or popular areas. 

Unique Glympse Premium Tag Name

Define and keep a unique Glympse Premium tag name that perfectly represents your community or event.

Coming in October 2023

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Starting in October 2023, you can bring the spirit of Santa's route to life

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How do I set up a Glympse Premium Tag for my upcoming event?

Download Glympse (iOS or Android) and create a Glympse account.

At the bottom of the navigation panel, tap the 'G' button and then 'Select a Public tag'.

Choose "Premium Tag" and enter the name for your premium tag, such as SantaTracker<YourCity> or <YourCity>Santa

After verification, you'll be redirected for mobile payment processing.

Once the purchase is made, you can customize your Santa tracking experience.

You'll be given a link to share with the public. Anyone who clicks on the link will see your Santa's real-time location during your event, with or without downloading the Glympse app.

Santa Tracker FAQs

How accurate is the location and tracking?

Glympse is a worldwide, award-winning, uber-like location technology company. The public will see real-time updates in an easy user interface with highly accurate location data.

Does the Glympse cost anything to create?

For the organization or business creating the Santa account, there is a $99 yearly fee that’s automatically renewed after one year to ensure you have a specific name that stays with your organization year after year.

Note: For your community residents, tracking Santa's location is completely free for them to view. Anyone who clicks on the link will see your Santa’s real-time location for the event — with or without downloading the Glympse app.

Does the public have to pay to track Santa at my event?

No, using Glympse as a member of the public is completely free. Anyone who clicks on the link will see your Santa’s real-time location for the event — with or without downloading the Glympse app.

What elements can I customize in my Santa Tracker?

  • Header logo and color
  • Santa avatar (if an avatar is defined for the tag, all members sharing the tag will be displayed with the same avatar)
  • Tag specific Username (If a username is defined for the tag, all members sharing the tag will be displayed with the same name.)
  • Up to 3 custom colors for the user interface
  • Header logo and link for more information: Members of the public will see a logo in the header. Tapping on it will bring them to a separate tab with event details, reminders, or directions you’d like to add.
  • Routes: Set up to 7 routes for Santa’s journey and assign him the route appropriate for that day or event. This allows you to guide people to designated locations, ensuring they know where to meet Santa on different days.
  • Messages: Add a special message from Santa to make the experience even more magical and personalized. (Only 1 message is allowed)
  • Ad Banner and Link:  Members of the public will view a banner in the map's footer. Tapping on it will take them to a separate tab specified in the link.

How do I share Glympse with my community?

Glympse creates a link specific to your Santa and your event. Share it broadly with your community by posting it to your website, sending on social media, emailing to others, turning it into a QR code, and more. Anyone who clicks on the link will see your Santa’s real-time location for the event — with or without downloading the Glympse app.

How can I protect who publishes Santa’s location?

Create a password associated with your Glympse Premium Tag and only give the password to those allowed to publish Santa’s location. If the tag is password protected, the password will be required to share to the tag.

Can I use Santa Tracker for other holidays and events?

Yes! Simply create a new vanity tag (“EasterBunny<YourTown>” or “<YourTown> Ice CreamTruck,” for example) and customize the colors and logos to match your event’s brand. Each Glympse Premium Tag subscription is $99/year.

How many Glympse Premium Tags can I have?

As many as you want. Customize each Glympse Premium tag to your event and person (or character) you are tracking. It’s easy to create distinct, personalized themes for all your community’s events.

Could I use this for other holidays or special events?

Yes! The same Glympse technology can be used for any holiday or special events where location-sharing makes the event easier and more delightful for everyone. Contact us and we’ll explain how!