Christmas is just around the corner and Royal Mail is reminding children to get their Santa letters posted no later than Friday 9 December 2016.

For the last 53 years, Royal Mail has been acting as Father Christmas’s official delivery company, ensuring that children’s Christmas wishes come true by sending their letters up to the North Pole. Don’t forget to tell him your full name and address.

Every year the team of Royal Mail helpers deliver thousands of letters sent by children from all over the UK.

Sending Royal Mail Santa letters

Want to get your child’s letter to Father Christmas quickly and cheaply?

All you have to do is write to him, using the correct address on a stamped envelope.

Santa/Father Christmas,
Santa’s Grotto,

Please make sure your child’s full name and address are include on the letter so that Santa can send his reply!

You can visit Royal Mail’s special letters to Santa webpage at

Santa Mail postbox

As well as delivering letters posted from around the UK, Royal Mail has also installed its first-ever special Santa Mail postbox at Westfield Stratford City in London. It can be found between Boots and Lloyds Bank, near the Stratford International train station entrance. 

Children be able to post their letters to Father Christmas at the postbox from Friday 2 December 2016 until Friday 9 December 2016.

Letters to Santa can be posted in the special post box between 10:00am and 8:00pm Monday to Saturday, and 10:00am to 6:00pm on Sundays, until 9 December 2016.  Children and adults are encouraged to take photos at the postbox with the elves and tweet them using #RMLetterToSanta

Royal Mail last posting dates:

Sending a parcel or cards to loved one this Christmas? Here’s are the last postal dates:

Tuesday 18 December 2nd Class Mail
Thursday 20 December 1st Class Mail
Saturday 22 December Royal Mail Special Delivery Guaranteed®