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Santa Trail North Pole Tracks

Santa Clause thought he was sneaky, but he left a trail of suspicious tracks! Leaving a trail that shows evidence that Santa was in the house is one of those midnight antics that makes Christmas as fun for the grown ups as for the children.

Almost as timeless as the plate of cookies are the Santa tracks that are often left in our house to show that Santa was here. For us, the North Pole has sweet glittery snow that tastes like icing sugar and has a soft twinkle when you look at it, and Santa walks all around the tree, through the kitchen and never misses an opportunity to use our bathroom.

If you really want to get the Santa trail fun going, why not leave a trail leading up to an additional “secret” set of presents?! The kids will love going on a Christmas themed treasure hunt and will certainly brag about the extra presents Santa left them as soon as they return to school.



  • 1 cup of icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of white glitter
  • Cardboard cut out of a large foot
  • Scissors
  • Flour sifter

Step 1: Mix together the icing sugar and glitter.

Step 2: Cut out a large shoe shape from a piece of heavy card stock or board.



Step 3: Place the shoe shape on the ground where you want to leave a Santa trail and then pour in the sugar and glitter mixture into the sifter and lightly dust the area around the shoe shape.

Step 4: Repeat as needed.


Keep the Holiday Fun Going with These Ideas



Once the kids are done following Santa’s not-so-sneaky trail, serve up a savory Christmas Brunch that’s sure to keep the holiday fun going. 



Build the anticipation of Santa’s arrival by starting the festivities early! With our 12 ideas to celebrate the 12 Days of Christmas, you’re sure to find the perfect fun and festive ideas to fit your family. 

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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