The Newtown Athletic Club invites the community to drop off handwritten letters to Santa Claus at Santa’s mailbox, located out front of the main entrance of the NAC, through Dec. 24. All ages are invited to participate. Write a special note, draw a picture or share a holiday wishlist. The official U.S. Postal Service address for Santa Claus is 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888.
To guarantee delivery to the North Pole through USPS Operation Santa, letters must be mailed by Monday, Dec. 12 and include the child’s full name, complete address with zip code and a first-class postage stamp. USPS Operation Santa makes it possible for people to adopt and respond to the letters, fulfilling the holiday wishes of children and families across the country.
Since the program was created in 2017, the goal of USPS Operation Santa is to help more children and families in need have a happy holiday when they otherwise may not, one letter to Santa at a time.
Every year, thousands of letters addressed to Santa arrive at the post office. Shortly after the letters are received, they will then be posted on USPSOperationSanta.com, so others can respond to the holiday wishes from their community. USPS Operation Santa invites people to adopt and respond to these letters that are written by children and families. USPS Operation Santa relies solely on random acts of kindness and the generosity of strangers. More letters equals more magic.
A letter to Santa should be placed into an envelope, addressed to Santa’s official address and placed in Santa’s mailbox. From there, Santa’s elves at the post office will sort, read and publish the letters on their website (with personal information redacted). Adopters are then able to browse and select letters they love and respond with a gift and a note.
The letter doesn’t need to say anything specific, but it does help adopters when specific details on child age and gender are specified. Games and book titles, sizes (infant, toddler, teen, etc.), colors, etc. also make it easier for the letter adopter to know what kind of gift to purchase. Click here for more tips on writing your letter to Santa, including downloadable templates.
For questions or more information about Santa’s mailbox located at the Newtown Athletic Club, 120 Pheasant Run, Newtown, contact Jacque Carbonara at email@example.com or call 215-968-0600, Ext. 105.