Google invites people to explore Santa's Village

Posted at 8:03 AM, Dec 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-03 08:03:18-05

Santa Claus is hard at work making sure he's ready for the big day--and Google wants to let you in on the fun.

In collaboration with Santa's elves, the internet giant has officially opened Santa's Village online.

It’s the 11th year in a row Google has helped children and parents everywhere keep an eye on Santa.

The interactive platform lets people countdown to Santa’s departure, play games and even learn basic coding skills.

There are a lot of fun features. Visitors can also find out about different traditions around the world, and with a new focus on nonprofits this year, the Village is highlighting a number of charity organizations with printable ornaments that you can decorate.

Google is even offering to match 50 percent of donations up to $1,000,000 for special needs projects on—a crowdfunding platform for teachers.

The big launch will come on December 24 when the actual Santa Tracker will go live, allowing visitors to follow his delivery route every step of the way.