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Santa Claus answers every letter sent to this address

To: Santa

Santa is really busy this time of year, but that doesn’t stop him from answering every letter he receives at the Santa Claus Museum & Village. That’s right. The big man sends a letter back! The original Santa Claus Post Office has been responding to letters since 1914.

You can write your letter at the at the Santa Claus Museum & Village or in the comfort of your own home.

Tell him what you want for Christmas. Or plead your case to the big guy and tell him why you should be on the ‘nice’ list.

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Santa’s helpers at the Santa Claus Museum & Village make sure each and every letter gets a personalized reply.

Just be sure to send your letter early enough for the jolly old man’s helpers to get a letter in the mail.

Every letter received by December 20, 2018 will receive a reply.

Don’t forget to include a legible return address. Santa’s elves hate to read a great letter and not be able to reply.

It’s free, too!  Just pay for postage.

Last year Santa received and replied to thousands of letters from all over the world. Santa’s helpers sent letters back to Russia, Taiwan, Germany and more!

Most letters addressed ‘To: Santa’ or ‘To: Kris Kringle’ make it to swift hands of the elves in Santa Claus, IN.  Although ‘To: Santa’ will work most times, its best to address your letter to the original Santa Claus post office at the address below:

P.O. Box 1 

Santa Claus, IN 47579

Santa Claus, IN has the only post office with Santa’s name!

If you plan to write your letter at Santa Claus Museum & Village, they are open daily through the month of December.

  • Monday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Saturday: 10a.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Sunday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

There will specials events at the Santa Claus Museum & Village at these dates:

Saturday, December 8

  • Holiday craft
  • A morning with Mrs. Claus

Saturday, December 15

  • Christmas Carols with Bomar & Ritter
  • Bomar & Ritter Christmas Songs
  • The Story of Santa Claus with Susan Fowler