Santa’s Mailbox in Columbus, Ohio


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 $10! Photos begin after the Grand Illumination. Reservations coming soon. Santa will be located in Easton’s North District near Kendra Scott in 2023. While you take your picture, drop off your letter too!

Easton’s Santa’s Experience 

Santa's mailboxes

Bridge Park in Dublin

Location: There are three North Pole mailboxes found throughout Bridge Park.

Bridge Park North Pole Mailboxes

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 24 – December 23, 2023. After, be sure to check out the amazing 3-mile drive-through light show that is open nightly from November 17- January 1, 2024.

Butch Bando’s Santa Mail


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 3, 2023!

Where do you mail letters to Santa?

Cabela’s Santa’s Mailbox


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 21, 2023 and run through December 15, 2023.

Worthington Santa’s Mailbox 

Even the little ones can participate!
Even the little ones can participate!


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 2023!

Reynoldsburg Santa’s Mailbox 

Upper Arlington

Location: The letter mailbox is located in the Municipal Services Center near Kenny Road parking lot, 3600 Tremont Road.

Details: November 15, 2023 – December 13, 2023. To guarantee delivery, include child’s full name, complete address with zip code and unaffixed postage stamp. Only one child’s letter per envelope.

Upper Arlington Santa’s Mailbox


Letters from Santa via Westerville Community Center

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.

Letters to Santa in Westerville

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 22, 2023- December 15, 2023.

Location: The front of City Hall is located at 100 Lockville Rd, Pickerington, Ohio. Please include your return address so that Santa can get back to you!

Pickerington Santa’s Mailbox

Such a memorable experience to drop off your letter to Santa and wait for his response!
Such a memorable experience to drop off your letter to Santa and wait for his response!

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!

Macy’s Santa’s Mailbox 


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, 2023- December 16, 2023.

Hilliard Santa’s Mailbox 

Santa mailbox locations


Location: 47 Hall Street, Powell, Ohio

Details: Begins Monday, November 20 through Sunday, December 12, 2023. You can download their template to use as well. Be sure to include your address so Santa can respond. Page to be updated soon!

Powell Santa’s Mailbox 

Prairie Township

Location: 5955 West Broad St, Galloway, OH 43119

Date: November 25, 2023- December 16, 2023

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.

Prairie Township’s Santa’s Mailbox

Santa's Mailbox
We hope he writes back!

Plain City

North Pole Mailbox

Location: At the Flatiron in Plain City (town square)

Date: November 27-December 22, 2023


Letters to Santa in Gahanna

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

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Maureen Ingham has enjoyed living in the great city of Columbus for nearly 13 years! Originally from Canton, Ohio, Maureen attended Ohio University and will always be a bobcat at heart! After completing her education degree in Athens, she made her way to The Ohio State University to obtain a Masters degree in Special Education. She fell in love with Columbus then and convinced her now husband to join her in this awesome city! She taught 5th grade for 6 years, before deciding to stay home to raise two beautiful girls. Their family has recently moved to Worthington with their two girls and are excited to plant their roots here! Their first daughter, Maeve is 6 and her sister, Reese will soon be 5 years old. They welcomed a son, Miles in March 2020. Maureen has been with The Columbus Moms Blog since the beginning and now enjoys working on editing and events for the blog. She also works as a Postpartum Doula with her sister at a company called Together Wee Grow. They provide night nursing services, as well as daytime support to local families and babies in Columbus. It is a wonderful job to work along her sister and help families with their precious little ones in a vulnerable time period. In between the night shifts, sweeping up crumbs, exploring Columbus, and getting kids to where they need to be, Maureen enjoys working out, trying new recipes and restaurants, traveling, spending time with family, being crafty and trying to help others whenever she can! Maureen has many Columbus favorites. Her go-to restaurant is Third and Hollywood, she enjoys a sweet treat at Sassafrass Bakery or Fox in the Snow, a slice of pizza at Dewey's Pizza and a warm cup of joe at Highline Coffee. A perfect Saturday involves an outdoor activity with her family and trying a new restaurant when they can! She is excited to be a part of an excellent team here at Columbus Moms blog and hopes to be able to inspire mothers that small acts of kindness go a long way in raising their kids and the city they live in!


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