Santa Claus Post Office

4.5
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating (Based on 53 reviews)
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.

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4.5
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 53 reviews

Novelty at its best!

5 Reviewed 07-19-16

Can't go to Santa Claus, In without visiting the post office. This office takes in thousands of letters at Christmas and volunteers answer them all. The most magical post office ever. Read More


Stop in to write a letter

5 Reviewed 07-04-16

Take the quick 10 minutes and stop at the post office and write Santa a letter. This town processes thousands of letters in December every year. We wrote a letter on behalf of the grandkids. Read More


Cute stop, good photo opp

4 Reviewed 07-03-16

It's a post office like any other small town post office, but it's a post office with huge Santa Claus statues and it's in Santa Claus, Indiana, so seriously, that's part of the charm and fun! You... Read More


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