How to send your children's Christmas letters to Santa and get a reply

22 November 2021, 13:00

Here's where you need to send your kids' letters to Santa
Here's where you need to send your kids' letters to Santa. Picture: Getty Images/Alamy

You can make your children's Christmas that little bit more special this year with a letter from Father Christmas himself.

With the festive season upon us, your kids are probably already getting excited about a visit from Santa Claus this Christmas.

And writing to Father Christmas is one tradition that your kids can get started on now.

So as the little ones start working on their lists for December 25th, we've got all the important details for parents to make sure everything gets to the right place in time.

Your kids can write to Santa this year
Your kids can write to Santa this year. Picture: Alamy

Where should you send children's Christmas letters to Santa and how can you get a reply?

After your children's (probably very long) Christmas list is written, it’s important to include your child's full name and address somewhere on the letter.

This will ensure Santa knows where to send his reply to before the big day.

You’ll then need to address the envelope to Santa’s official address, which isn’t actually the North Pole.

Instead, send it to:

Santa/Father Christmas
Santa's Grotto
Reindeerland
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If you are writing in Welsh and want a Welsh reply, you can send it to:

Sion Corn,
Ogof Sion Corn,
Gwlad Y Ceirw,
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Here's how to send your kids' Santa letters
Here's how to send your kids' Santa letters. Picture: Alamy

Pop a stamp on the envelope and then put it in your local Post Box.

Make sure Santa’s address is carefully written on the envelope and Santa will be replying to letters from 30 November.

But there’s a lot of you to reply to, so you may have to wait up to ten days for the reply letter to arrive.

When should you post your kids’ letter to Santa?

The Royal Mail’s Write to Santa scheme is now open.

But you need to get in early as the final day to get a reply is Friday 10 December - as Santa is very busy.

Find out more on the Royal Mail website.