Santa Claus Post Office in Santa Claus, Ind Santa Claus Post Office in Santa Claus, Ind

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. In 2019 and 2020, almost 200 elves answered a total of approximately 51,000 letters.

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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 91 reviews

Love seeing the Christmas lights

5 Reviewed 12-25-21

Went to the lights around the 2nd week of December. Beautiful wonderfully done.Only thing missing was the snow & cold weather. Read More

Write to Santa in an old schoolhouse environment

4 Reviewed 07-03-21

Apparently this is the town's first post office. It is reminiscent of a little schoolhouse with wooden desks to write Santa letters. Super cute, free and worth a quick stop! Read More

Reall sums up Santa Cluase, IN

2 Reviewed 05-31-21

Postmarked from Santa Clause only in December???? Also, this is a picture moment it would be nicer if the bushes and area were kept up a little nicer. Read More

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