Whether it’s hopalong boots or a doll that talks and walks, Santa receives hundreds of thousands of letters from hopeful children during this time.
And those letters could be sent to the jolly old elf, sometimes getting a response.
See below for some ways to contact Santa this year.
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USPS Operation Santa began accepting letters from children earlier this month. But starting November 28, volunteers will start answering these letters with Santa’s gifts.
Letters are sent with a return address to 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888 so volunteers can respond by mailing gifts. They are then “sorted, read and published” on the website. However, personal information is edited. Volunteers can then read through the letters and choose one to “adopt.”
December 12 is the last day to send a letter to Santa.
Other mail options
Children do not have to be part of USPS Operation Santa to send them a letter. There are other mailing options.
One of those options includes mailing the child’s letter and “From Santa” to North Pole Postmark, Postmaster, 4141 Postmark Dr., Anchorage AK 99530-9998.
The Santa Claus Museum helps Santa respond to the many letters he receives.
Address the letter to Santa Claus at PO Box 1, Santa Claus, IN 47579.
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If you don’t want to wait for snail mail, Santa will reply immediately via email.
Website Families fill out information and children receive an email back. There’s no video, so the website suggests it’s good for classrooms, too.
Another option offers a specific place to tell Santa about you, ask for gifts and let him know if you think you’ve been good or naughty.
Even Santa can pick up the phone.
Their hotline is free and available year-round. However, most calls are made in December.
To reach Santa, call 605-313-4000.
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Of course, nothing replaces a visit from Santa.
Children can bring their letters or simply tell Santa what they want during the visit.
Santa usually visits malls across the Commonwealth in November and December. Santa arrived at Burlington Mall and Natick Mall earlier this month, and he’ll be coming to Holyoke starting Nov. 23.
For more locations, click here.