Santa Claus Post Office

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45 North Kringle Place Santa Claus, IN 47579

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(812) 937-4469

The Santa Claus Post Office is the only post office in the world with the Santa Claus name! Stop by to receive the famous Santa Claus postmark during the Christmas season and see where thousands of letters are mailed to Santa each year.

The first Santa Claus Post Office opened its doors in 1856. The town’s name did not peak interest however, until 1914 when Santa Claus’ 14th postmaster, James Martin, took it upon himself to answer the children’s letters.

Soon after, people flocked to the Santa Claus Post Office to get the special postmark; so much that in the early 1930s the US Postal Department suggested changing the name of the town to avoid the Christmas season frenzy. Fortunately, for everyone, that did not happen!

James Martin continued answering letters and eventually enlisted Jim Yellig to aid in helping him write back to children across the world. Today, the non-profit organization, Santa’s Elves Inc, and the Santa Claus Museum, organize volunteers to answer all the children’s letters that flood this tiny post office during the holidays. 22,000 letters were answered in 2015.

For information on the 2016 Santa Claus Postmark, click here.

Click here to see the hours of operation for local attractions and restaurants.

4.0
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 61 reviews

Nice piece of history

3 Reviewed 11-12-16

It gave the history of Santa Claus's first post office. This shows the Post office, museum and church. Read More


Original postmark

5 Reviewed 11-03-16

if you love Christmas, you have to send out your cards from here. School kids design the postmark and it changes every year. its awesome. Read More


Typical post office

3 Reviewed 10-17-16

I had letters that I wanted mailed from Santa Claus and was able to do that. Other than that, it was just like a visit to my local post office. Read More


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