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The Search for Santa: Santa's Village is Back in Business

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This year, count down to Christmas with Google! Ever wanted to find Santa in the North Pole? Now you can with a click of a button. Head down to Santa’s Village every day during the month of December to uncover new fun-tastic activities that are great for families. Join the residents of the North Pole — elves, penguins, Mrs Claus and even Santa himself — as they prepare for holly jolly Christmas!

Learn and Teach

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Photo Credit: Google

Exciting educational activities are available in Santa’s Village, and teachers and parents can access additional resources like lesson plans and video tutorials on the education page. Learn to code with your kids with the Code Boogie or teach them geography with the Map Quiz. You can also cultivate a love for other cultures and languages with Holiday Traditions and Translations — the possibilities are endless!

Season of Giving Back

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Photo Credit: Google

While the kids enjoy receiving Christmas presents, it’s crucial for them to be aware of how privileged they are, appreciate what they have, and learn how to extend a helping hand to the less fortunate. This year, Google’s Santa Tracker partnered with Google.org to connect kids of all ages with charities around the world, through the Season of Giving activity. The fun colouring activity is a light-hearted yet effective way to get the kids interested in particular issues such as education opportunities for all!

Jolly Good Fun

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Photo Credit: Google

Thrilling games like Present Bounce and Gumball Tilt are bound to excite the kids too! Our personal favourite — Penguin Dash, which is quite similar to the Sled Race in the popular online game Club Penguin, which was discontinued earlier this year. So if you or your child were a fan of that game, you will absolutely love this!

Let it Snow

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Photo Credit: Google

Spoiler Alert: join in the merriment and take part in what could be the world’s largest virtual snowball fight!

Where’s Santa?

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On December 24, follow Santa and Rudolph as they make their way around the world, count the number of presents he’s delivered, and learn about different holiday traditions along the way. You can even ask your Google Assistant: “Where is Santa?” to check up on St. Nick.

Santa Snap

You can play the new exclusive Andriod game – Santa Snap”,  where you fly your jetpack-ed elf around the globe in Google Maps and take “elfies” with famous world landmarks if you download from Google Play. 

Be sure to visit Santa’s Village each day to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year.