Where to send Santa letters - and get a free personalised reply from Father Christmas

Hurry - you'll need to post your letter before 9 December for it to reach the North Pole in time!

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Royal Mail has brought back their Letter to Santa scheme for 2022, and we're sharing where to send Santa letters.

The festive period has well and truly arrived and that means children all over the world will be sending letters to Santa to to make sure they're not on this year's naughty list. And thanks to Royal Mail partnering up with Hallmark, Santa is now able to send a reply. 

Whether you're sending a list of the presents you want to see under the tree or just want to know how many reindeer does Santa have, sending a letter to the North Pole is a great Christmas tradition to get the whole family in the festive spirit. Keep reading to find out where to send Santa letters and how you can get a reply.

Where to send Santa letters

Letters to Santa need to be sent to the address specified by Royal Mail, and then need to be posted by Friday 9 December in order for Santa to have time to reply before Christmas Day.

Santa says via Royal Mail: "Are you looking forward to Christmas this year? I certainly am! Christmas is a very exciting but busy time for me, the elves are busy making toys, the reindeer are practising their sleigh runs, and I'm busy preparing my list of who's been good.

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"I will be getting my sleigh ready for the long journey on Christmas Eve. In between I will try and reply to as many of you as possible."

What is Santa's address?

You should send your letter to Santa to:

Santa/Father Christmas
Santa's Grotto

To receive a reply from Santa in Welsh, letters should be addressed to:

Sion Corn
Ogof Sion Corn
Gwlad Y Ceirw

You can also arrange a Braille reply by emailing santamail@royalmail.com, or by requesting it in your letter to one of the above addresses.

Can you put a letter to Santa in the post box?

Yes, letters to Santa must be sent via Royal Mail, and they can be put in the post box. Don't forget to add a stamp to the envelope to make sure it gets to Santa, and remember to include your own name and address so he knows where to send his reply to. You should receive your letter from Santa within ten days.

Santa opening a letter addressed to 'Santa, North Pole'

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Are Royal Mail's Santa letters free?

Yes, Royal Mail's letters from Santa are free - though you do need to add your own stamp to the envelope, which currently cost 95p for a first class stamp or 68p for a second class stamp.

The card includes a message from Santa, Mrs Claus, the reindeer and the Elves, as well as a festive recipe to try and a QR code that will take you to a list of festive activities to try this Christmas.

How do I send a letter to my child from Santa?

If you've missed the deadline to send your letter to Santa or are worried his reply has got lost in the post, you can download the card he'll send from the Royal Mail website.

There are other ways to get personalised messages from Santa this year too, including the NSPCC's letter from Santa, which you can order for a loved one by making a suggested donation of £8, while Portable North Pole allows you to send a free personalised video message from Santa.

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Ellie Hutchings
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Ellie is GoodtoKnow’s Family News Editor and covers all the latest trends in the parenting world - from relationship advice and baby names to wellbeing and self-care ideas for busy mums. Ellie is also an NCTJ-qualified journalist and has a distinction in MA Magazine Journalism from Nottingham Trent University and a first-class degree in Journalism from Cardiff University. Previously, Ellie has worked with BBC Good Food, The Big Issue, and the Nottingham Post, as well as freelancing as an arts and entertainment writer alongside her studies. When she’s not got her nose in a book, you’ll probably find Ellie jogging around her local park, indulging in an insta-worthy restaurant, or watching Netflix’s newest true crime documentary.