Dear Santa,

’tis the season for writing those v. important letters to Santa to let him know you’ve been {somewhat} good this year.

Now that your child has written the letter, what do you do? We’ve got a few ideas where you can go, drop off, send, or print off your own to add a little holiday magic this year.

Where To Go

Downtown Crystal Lake | Now through December 23

Santa is available for visits in his house in downtown Crystal Lake. You can take the letter to the big guy personally and it makes a nice photo op.  {Note: no letter response from Santa}

Grand Geneva Resort | Now through December 23

Drop off your letters to Santa in the magical mailbox located in the main lobby, and Santa will send a message back for the kids. Then, join us daily at 4 pm as Santa’s helpers collect the mail to deliver to the North Pole. {visit Santa and Mrs. Claus too!}

Where to Drop Off 

Crystal Lake Park District | Now through December 15

Letters may be mailed or dropped off at Santa’s special mailbox. Please include a self addressed stamped envelope so Santa can send you a reply.

C/o Crystal Lake Park District
One East Crystal Lake Avenue
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Woodstock Recreation Center| Now through December 11

Santa loves to read letters from boys and girls who have been good all year! A special mailbox will be at the Woodstock Recreation Center for kids to drop off their letters for Santa. Please be sure to include a return address so that Santa can write back.

Where to Send

McHenry | Now through December 15 

Your children will be thrilled to receive a letter from Santa Claus! Have a letter sent through the mail to your child or grandchild signed by the jolly ol’ fellow! Register each child individually – make sure to include the child’s address, city, state and zip code. Please register early to guarantee letters are received in time for Christmas! Registration deadline Friday, Dec 15.

Reg #682580A
All Ages – Any child at heart!

USPS | Now through December 15

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. And the Postal Service™ can help you prove it when Santa replies to your child’s letter to Santa — complete with the North Pole Postmark! You write a letter from Santa to your child and stick that in a self addressed stamped envelope along with their letter.  “Letters from Santa” must be received by the Anchorage, AK, postmaster no later than Dec. 15. Santa’s helpers at the Postal Service will take care of the rest. Mail all letters to:

North Pole Postmark
4141 Postmark Drive
Anchorage, AK 99530-9998

Santa Claus Museum | Now through December 21

Though Santa and his Elves sure are busy this time of year, they always make time to write back to each and every letter. Just remember, letters must be received by December 21, 2017 to get a response from Santa Claus. Mail your letters to

Santa Claus
PO Box 1
Santa Claus, IN 47579

Where to Print 

the balance

This website we came across has a vast list of options for getting a free letter from Santa. You can customize for that added personal touch. Pinterest also has quite a few free printables.


If you want to get a little more creative and pay a small fee, my go-to is Etsy. So many great options – I’m so glad there are people who will do the work for me!

Know of an option we missed? Let us know in the comments below!


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