4. The James A. Farley Post Office Is Home to Operation Santa


As New York City’s main postal office, the James A. Farley Post Office is expectedly responsible for handling a wide range of duties. This includes Operation Santa, a program that launched in 1912 that authorizes postmasters to answer letters sent to Santa Claus.
December 10th is the deadline to send in your greetings to Santa, and there are two separate addresses to reach him at:

  • For a Santa Claus holiday postmark: Santa Claus, PO Box 202, Santa Claus, IN 47579
  • For a North Pole holiday postmark: North Pole Holiday Postmark, Postmaster, 4141 Postmark Dr, Anchorage, AK 99530-9998