Santa Claus Post Office

4.5
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating (Based on 75 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.

For information on the 2017 Santa Claus Postmark, click here.

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4.5
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 75 reviews

Functional & satisfying

5 Reviewed 09-15-18

At the end of the day this is a post office like any other, but with a far funkier stamp. For that reason alone it’s worth posting your postcards from here! Read More


Two Post Offices in Town

4 Reviewed 08-27-18

We found a real USPS next to the Christmas Store and also a re-creation of an old post office next to the 1935 large Santa statue. It is the second one that we found to be quaint and fun for our... Read More


Letter from Santa

4 Reviewed 08-08-18

One of our aims was to send our grandchildren a letter from Santa. It’s a Christmassy room set out with tables with baskets of pens. You can either buy your cards and write them out posting either... Read More


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