If you find yourself navigating with your phone this holiday season, why not spruce it up with a little bit of Christmas cheer and drive Santa? The Waze app has a number of Christmas-themed options that are available for a limited time.
If you are not familiar with Waze consider it Google Maps with input and rewards from the community. People can report traffic incidents to warn other drivers, and other cool things can be unlocked. The “Drive with Santa”
Open Waze on your iPhone or Android device to try it out. If you’re signed into an account, tap “My Waze” at the bottom. If you’re using Waze as a guest, tap Search.
When the sidebar opens, you should see the “Ride with Santa” option. If not, tap this link on your device.
You can then enable one of the following ‘Ride with Santa’ options:
- “Santa”: Changes your icon on the map to Santa. (Others using Waze on the road will see this too).
- Santa’s Sleigh: Converts your vehicle into a sled.
- “Santa”: Get step-by-step instructions in the voice of Santa.
After making your selections, tap Done.
Now you will see your Christmas themed customizations when using Waze. Please note that these are only available during the holidays, after which the interface will revert to your previous settings.
Are you looking for Christmas music for your holiday road trip? If so, Waze has teamed up with Pandora to create Santa’s Sleigh Jams playlist. US residents can listen to it through Waze’s in-app audio player.