Santa Claus Post Office

4.5
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating (Based on 81 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. More than 22,000 letters were answered in 2018.

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4.5
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 81 reviews

Cute little spot!

5 Reviewed 08-13-19

We spent some time there for the girls to write Santa a letter. If you leave your address, then you are supposed to get a letter back from Santa. I have 2 little girls who are very eager so I hope it... Read More


Christmas Card Post Mark

5 Reviewed 03-17-19

We stopped by here to mail all of our Christmas cards so they would be postmarked from Santa Claus, Indiana. They even put a special stamp on every card. The stamps are designed yearly by local... Read More


Christmas cards.

4 Reviewed 02-03-19

Each year after doing my Christmas card we take a scenic drive to Santa Claus, Indiana. The high school holds an art contest for a Christmas cancelation stamp each year. The post office will stamp... Read More


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