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If there’s one festive tradition we all love to see, its children writing their letters to Father Christmas. For the little ones it makes the event that little bit more special, and parents come away with a handy list of what they should be looking for in stores. Did you know that each year The Royal Mail runs a free service where you can write to Santa and receive a reply from the ‘North Pole’?

The Write to Santa scheme is now open for 2022. The Royal Mail Letters to Santa site says: “It’s nearly Christmas, and we know you want to make sure that your letter to Santa Claus gets to him. “Santa is as excited about Christmas as we are — read on to find out how to write to Santa. Make sure you get your letter posted by Friday 9 December and don't forget your stamp!”

Father Christmas advises children and their parents to:

  • Write Santa's address carefully on the envelope
  • Put a stamp on the envelope so it gets to Santa
  • Include your full name and address in your letter

Below is the address you’ll need:

Santa/Father Christmas

Santa's Grotto

Reindeerland

XM4 5HQ

Santa will begin responding to letters from November 21, with families told to expect a wait of around 10 days.

To use the service, you need to get your little one to write a letter with their full name and address. Drop the letter into an envelope with a stamp, and send it to Santa's 'address' provided by Royal Mail.