The Christmas season is back, and that means it’s time to write your letter to Santa, but first you need Santa’s address! Make sure you’re sending your letters to the right address to be considered for USPS Operation Santa.
Christmas is a magical time filled with mistletoe kisses, baking gingerbread cookies, spending time with family, making Christmas themed desserts, going to holiday parties, sharing peppermint bark, decorating the Christmas tree, making Christmas crafts and eating candy canes!
But it’s also so much more than that. It’s a time of wonder and magic. It’s Santa season!
There’s something so magical about helping your kids write letters to Santa. It’s almost like being a kid again. We want to help you embrace that childlike joy, and write letters that will make it to Santa’s address!
There’s a couple different ways to make sure your Christmas list gets to Santa, and we will go over them all in depth below.
In addition to writing a letter, you can let Santa know about your wishes through phone calls and email too. Keep reading to learn more!
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What is Santa’s address?
Since Santa is magical, no matter how you address your letter to Santa, he will receive the letter and be able to read it!
The official Santa Claus address is Santa Claus, 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888. This address is Santa’s workshop.
Santa has elves and helpers that read the letters sent to this address through a USPS (United States Postal Service) program called Operation Santa.
What is Operation Santa?
Operation Santa is a program that helps Santa get gifts to the children who write in to him! While anyone can write to Santa, Operation Santa is a program designated to help children in need.
The program has evolved over the years but was started over 100 years ago, in 1912 when United States Postmaster General Frank Hitchcock allowed helpful citizens to help Santa answer his mail!
The USPS chooses the letters of really deserving children and uploads them online to be matched with generous people who want to help Santa fulfill Christmas wishes. Everyone needs extra help sometimes, even Santa!
The letters must be sent to Santa’s address and postmarked no later than December 10 to be eligible for a response. You can send the letters as early as November 1. Keep in mind, the sooner you get the letters in, the more likely they are to be chosen!
USPS Operation Santa details
If you want to be chosen by Operation Santa, make sure to include any specific information about the items you’re asking for (sizes for clothing and shoes, etc).
You’ll also need to include a stamp, and your full return address. Once you’ve mailed your letter to Santa Clause’s address, generous people adopt the letters, and help Santa get presents to those families and children.
Don’t worry – the helper elves at Operation Santa redact any personal information before posting the letters online! For full instructions on Operation Santa letter writing click here.
If you want to see some of the past letters that have been selected through Operation Santa, click here.
Santa Clauses address
If you want to mail a letter to Santa, but don’t need to be considered for Operation Santa, you can still mail it to the same address: Santa Claus, 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888.
Just remember, Santa is very magical (how else would he be able to deliver all those presents?!), and he will still be able to read your letter, even if you just addressed it to the “North Pole”.
Operation Santa won’t see it in that case, but Santa always will. Have fun mailing your letter and don’t forget to send out your Christmas cards this year too. There’s even a day dedicated to mailing them – Christmas Card Day!
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Santa phone number
Is your little one too young to physically write a letter to Santa? If so, you could dial Santa’s phone number and let your child listen to him on the phone!
During the call, he’ll even tell you which one of Santa’s lists you’re on, the naughty list or the nice list. Hopefully you’ve been good this year!
Even if you child is old enough to write a letter, hearing Santa’s voice over the phone is magical! Get Santa’s phone number here.
There’s something so fun about hearing Santa over the phone, kids of all ages (and adults) will love giving him a call.
Santa’s email address
Does Santa have an email address? The answer is yes! Gone are the days when your only option of reaching Santa was by putting a letter in the mailbox.
Santa is very high tech now, and not only does he have a phone number, but he has an email address too!
Santa’s email address is email@example.com. He loves to hear from kids through email, and will even send you a quick reply!
Kids, if you’re reading this, make sure to have a parent help you send your email to Santa!
Santa tracker – Where is Santa right now?
You can find out where Santa is by watching him on this Santa tracker. You might want to check it out now, but Santa said it goes live at 5AM on December 24, so you’ll have to be patient until then.
Not only will you be able to see where Santa is right now, but also how many presents he’s delivered, and how many cookies he’s eaten!!
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Santa Claus coloring sheet
Looking for something to keep your child occupied while they are waiting for Santa? Print out this Santa Claus coloring sheet for them.
- Printer paper
- Computer paper
- Load your computer paper into your Deskjet printer.
- Choose portrait layout and if possible "fit to page" in your settings.
- Print the coloring sheet and color with crayons or colored pencils.
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