The Christmas season is upon us, which means it’s time to write our beloved letters to Santa Claus. Wondering what to do with the letters once your kids write them? There are several options!
It will make the experience much more meaningful to find a mailbox around town. It will be even better when a return envelope turns up in YOUR mailbox, from the one and only, Santa Claus! Check out the list below for a mailbox near you. (Information is subject to change, so be sure to confirm before heading out!)
Spots to Mail Letters to Santa:
Details: Have your photo taken with Santa, or take a candid pic with your own camera! Your first 5×7 is only $5! Photos begin after the Grand Illumination. Reservations coming soon. Santa will be located in Easton’s South District near J. Crew. While you take your picture, drop off your letter too!
Butch Bando’s Fantasy of Lights
Location: Alum Creek State Park Campgrounds at 3311 South Old State Road, Delaware, Ohio 43015.
Details: Bring your letters to Santa so Mrs. Claus can deliver them to the North Pole. Envelopes don’t need to be sealed and no postage is necessary. If you include your email, Santa’s Elves will scan the letter back to you so you know what your little one wished for this year. This runs from November 27 – December 23, 2022. After, be sure to check out the amazing 3-mile drive-through light show that is openly nightly from November 18 – January 1, 2023.
Location:1650 Gemini Pl, Columbus, OH 43240
Details: There’s a Santa Mailbox on display right next to where Santa is sitting for photos. After your photo, Cabela’s gives kids a bag with some wooden ornaments to take home and color and a paper to write a letter to Santa. Parents fill out the back of the letter with the information to receive an email update from Santa at the North Pole. Begins November 5, 2022!
Location: 777 High Street, use the north entrance of the Griswold Center.
Details: The mailbox is located at the front entrance and even sings a little jingle for you as you drop your letter in the box. As long as you include your return address, the Center will send a letter back from Santa! The mailbox will be starting November 23, 2022 and run through December 18, 2022.
Location: 7232 East Main Street, located in front of City Hall.
Details: Letters must be turned in by a date yet to be determined.
The city of Reynoldsburg is still discussing plans for 2022!
Location: Letter mailbox is located in the Municipal Services Center near Kenny Road parking lot, 3600 Tremont Road.
Details: November 15, 2022 – December 13, 2022. To guarantee delivery, include child’s full name, complete address with zip code and unaffixed postage stamp. Only one child’s letter per envelope.
Location: Westerville Community Center, 350 N. Cleveland Ave.
Dates: Fill out the form from the Community Recreation Guide and for $1 per letter, your kids can receive a letter from Santa. See page 30 for details this year.
Location: 54 N. State St. in Uptown Westerville, on property owned by Church of the Messiah
Dates: Available now until Christmas Day!
Details: This mailbox is not affiliated with the city or businesses. A local resident set up and manages the mailbox, enlisting the help of friends to respond to each letter. See Dispatch article from 2019.
Santa’s Mailbox will show up on November 23, 2022- December 15, 2022.
Location: The front of City Hall located at 100 Lockville Rd, Pickerington, Ohio. Please include your return address so that Santa can get back to you!
Macy’s Department Store
Location: Check out the mailbox at all Macy’s locations throughout Columbus.
Details: The best part is, for each letter that is received, Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make a Wish Foundation. Keep the spirit alive! You can download it from their site and email the letter as well!
Location: Hilliard’s Station Park (located at the corner of Main and Center streets).
Details: Remember to include a self-addressed envelope so that Santa knows where to return it. This will be available from November 28, 2022- December 16, 2022. They are also doing personalized Santa calls this year!
Location: 47 Hall Street, Powell, Ohio
Details: Begins Monday, November 22 through Sunday, December 12, 2022. You can download their template to use as well. Be sure to include your address so Santa can respond. Page to be updated soon!
Location: 5955 West Broad St, Galloway, OH 43119
Date: November 25, 2022- December 16, 2022
Details:Children who hand deliver their letters to this Santa mailbox receive a reply from Santa directly from the North Pole. To guarantee delivery, include the child’s full name, complete address with zip code and postage.
Location: At the Flatiron in Plain City (town square)
Date: December 1-15
Location: Right in front of the Christmas Tree in the Creekside District
Date: Throughout the holiday season
Details: Drop off Santa letters at the mailbox; we aren’t aware if any responses are sent.
Wherever you decide to drop off your letter this year, remember to keep the spirit alive for all ages- young and old! It truly is the most wonderful time of the year. 🙂 If you are looking for places to get a photo with Santa and see Santa himself, click here.