Santa’s Mailbox 2023 | Mail a Special Letter to Santa in Indianapolis

I’m so excited about Christmas! My excitement doesn’t come from the presents (those are nice too) — I love all of the magic! People just seem nicer and happier, there are fun and exciting things to do, traditions to keep going, and so much to look forward to! Here’s where you’ll find a Santa mailbox near me so your kids can mail a letter to Santa Claus.

Santa’s Mailboxes Are All Over Central Indiana

One of our favorite magical moments comes from the simple joy of sending a letter to Santa Claus. We carefully craft our letters one night. The next evening, we deposit our letters into the Santa mailbox closest to our home. The magic continues! A week or two later, the kids receive a letter in the mail from Santa!

Monument Circle is home to the official Santa's Mailbox in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Santa’s Mailbox Locations

Monument Circle Santa’s Mailbox in Downtown Indianapolis

1 Monument Circle Indianapolis

The US Postal Service will install the official Santa Letter Mailbox on Monument Circle in Downtown Indy on the east side, facing Market Street. Santa will send a response to each person including a self-addressed stamped envelope. Santa’s Mailbox will be installed on November 11, 2023. The mailbox is open daily through mid-December from 8 am to 8 pm.

Monument Circle is home to one of the best and biggest Christmas light displays in Indy. Not only can you drive around the Circle in your car, but you can also get out of your car and walk through the light displays all around the Circle. There’s even a light projection show several times each night. There are many things to do on Monument Circle during the holidays.

Hamilton County Santa’s Mailbox Locations

Fishers Santa’s Mailbox

Nickel Plate Trail, 116th Street intersection (near the swings)
The Ambassador House, 10598 Eller Road, Fishers

Drop your letter off for Santa as you explore the Nickel Plate Trail or  at the Ambassador House anytime between November 24 and December 15, 2023. Include a self-addressed envelope and you’ll receive a reply from St. Nick. Also, send an email to Santa Claus from November 24-December 22 via

Letters placed in Santa's Mailbox will magically receive a response in just a few weeks.


The city of Carmel will be installing four Santa Mailboxes for 2023. If it’s anything like years past, you’ll get a response from Santa, if you get your letter in on time. Mailboxes will be installed December 1 and removed on December 10, so have those letters ready to go! The organizers ask that you please include your email address, mailing address, and phone number in your letter. Here’s where you can drop your letter in Carmel:

Santa House at the Indiana Design Center

200 S. Rangeline Road, Carmel

Stop by to visit the Santa House and drop your letter at the Santa Mailbox at the Indiana Design Center.

City Center Santa Letter Box

1 Carmichael Square, Carmel

Mail your letter in the mailbox to Santa City Center Plaza, just east of the Hotel Carmichael.

All Things Carmel

110 W. Main Street, Suite 104, Carmel

Leave that Santa letter in the Santa letter mailbox at All Things Carmel in Sophia Square.

Midtown Plaza

351 Monon Boulevard

Check outside of Sun King Brewery at Midtown Plaza to find another Carmel Santa Mailbox.

Johnson County Santa’s Mailbox Locations

Middle Street Santa Box

Middle Street, Greenwood

A private home in Greenwood has a Santa Letters Mailbox. At the end of Middle Street in Greenwood, off of Main Street, there is an AMAZING Christmas light display. Within this drive-thru Christmas Light display, there is a Santa Mailbox. The mailbox accepts letters but there is no indication that a letter is returned

Franklin Santa Mailbox

1 W. Jefferson Street, Franklin

Franklin Parks & Recreation has the scoop on where to write to Santa Claus. Located right outside of Toodleydoo Toys, beginning November 30, you can drop off your letters to Santa at the Santa Shack.  Get your letter in by December 15 and get a reply from Santa. Accidentally left the house without your letter?  No worries!  There are postcards inside the store you can fill out and drop off.  Just make sure whatever you send has a return address on it! 

Other Places to Mail Santa a Letter

Greenfield Santa Mailbox Locations

280 N Apple Street, Greenfield

Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope so Santa can respond. The Greenfield Santa Mailbox is located in front of the Patricia Elmore Center. Letters can be dropped off from November 27-December 15, 2023.

Zionsville Santa Mailbox

Main Street, Zionsville

Drop your Santa letters off in the special mailbox outside Santa’s house on Main Street, across from Rosie’s. The mailbox is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week until December 24

Whitestown Santa Mailbox

6210 Veterans Drive, Whitestown

Whitestown residents (only) are invited to drop off their Santa mail in the box located at the Municipal Complex until December 9, 2023. If your child would like a response from Santa, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope

Santa Claus Indiana Santa Mailbox

If you’re spending any time in Santa Claus, Indiana, be sure to pop in to the Santa Claus Museum and Village to send some letters to Santa Claus in the original post office. During the busy times, friendly elves are inside, helping children and adults craft their letters to Santa. A response will arrive at your home with the Santa Claus, Indiana post office postmark!

Santa Claus Indiana Holiday Postmark

“Patrons from all over the world request the Santa Claus holiday postmark. Some drive into town to personally hand cancel their holiday mail with the famous picture postmark and others request the special postmark by mail,” says Postmaster Cheryl Bailey. “The famous Santa Claus postmark is a long-standing tradition for the town and it’s always fun to see the unique artwork each year.”

She asks anyone interested in getting the special cancellation on their holiday mail to follow these guidelines.

How to Get the Santa Claus, Indiana

Holiday Postmark

  • Allow at least a 2-inch by 4-inch space in the stamp area for the picture postmark.
  • Apply postage to cards or letters before bringing or mailing them to the post office.
  • If you wish to mail Christmas cards to the post office, package them – with postage stamps already on them – in a sturdy envelope or box, and mail to: Postmaster, P.O. Box 9998, Santa Claus, IN 47579-9998.
  • The picture postmark is available on working days between December 1 and 24.
  • The picture postmark must be requested by the postal customer.
  • To ensure a good postmark imprint, do not enclose large or bulky items in your holiday mail (Ex: reindeer food, snowflakes, glitter, stickers, etc.).
  • There is no charge for postmarking; however, there is a limit of 50 picture postmarks (hand cancellations) per person, per day.

North Pole Postmark

Did you know, you Santa can write letters to your children that they can receive in the mail? Place the letter in a stamped, sealed, and addressed envelope. Put this envelope inside of another envelope addressed to:

North Pole Postmark
Postmaster 4141 Postmark Dr.
Anchorage, AK 99530-9998

The letters will then be mailed to your children complete with a North Pole postmark! The US Postal Service recommends mailing your letter between November 23 and December 1 to ensure Santa’s reply is returned to your home before Christmas.

Santa’s Mailbox Locations Unconfirmed for 2023


175 Logan Street, Noblesville

Drop your letters to Santa at the Christmas Cottage at Federal Hill Commons. Santa will not be visiting with kids in the cottage this year, but he will be reading your letters. It doesn’t appear that Santa will respond to these letters in writing, but he is reading them so he knows what everyone’s wishes are!

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